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Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

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Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

We are a family of four (with young kids) traveling to Big Sky for February winter break time. We plan to ski Big Sky primarily, but hear lodging is better at Moonlight Basin. Any feedback on staying at the Shoshone vs Saddle Ridge condos? Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

Moonlight seems to have a lot of family and kids activities scheduled, especially evenings. I don't k.ow whether Big Sky has the same or not.

Big Sky, Montana
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2. Re: Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

Both are fine. Saddle Ridge are three floor townhouse style condos where you'll have lots of space and a decent size kitchen if you are planning to cook dinners in. The Shoshone is a high rise condo hotel located directly at the Big Sky base area. There are more places to walk to for dinner there if you aren't cooking.

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3. Re: Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

Thanks! After a full day of skiing for the adults as well as kids, do you have any suggestions on a fun/easy, but good place to eat? Thanks again!

Big Sky, Montana
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4. Re: Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

Whiskey Jack's, Andiamo, or the Cabin in the mountain village. If you have transportation, La Luna and the Lone Peak Brewery in the Meadow Village are good choices.

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5. Re: Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

With small kids, Shoshone might be better (although probably not as fancy as Saddle Ridge). They have a free playroom right in the hotel building from 4 - 6 pm every day, pool and hot tub in the hotel and a restaurant. It will also be easier for you when you want to take breaks with the kids to be right at the Big Sky lifts. Check out Scissorbills for a fun place to have a drink, esp. if the kids are in the playroom :)

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6. Re: Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

we stayed at moonlight cowboy cabins last year with our 2 children and loved it! Ski in/out beautiful scenery, hot tub on porch, and could ski right to big sky. That being said, this year because we are going with a group and need more options (dining, variety of accommodations, etc.) we are staying at the Big Sky mountain village (summit or shoshone, still deciding) moonlight lodge is beautiful, but only one restaurant, not convenient to eating out and shuttle isn't convenient either. however, i think the whole moonlight area is much prettier, was developed better, not such a mishmash. I think they should develop madison base area into more of a base area.

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7. Re: Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

Can anyone comment on how difficult it is to ski over to and back from Big Sky if you are staying at Saddle Ridge condos?

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8. Re: Stay at Moonlight Basin or Big Sky base?

Some short Blues and Greens. It's not difficult unless maybe you are a real beginner.

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