Moonlight Basin Resort
Travel Blogs from Big Sky
Since I arrived a day early for the tour (largely to mitigate the risk of a weather delay with my flights), I had no scheduled events until evening. The resort advertised a dogsled ride as a local activity, so I signed up for a half-day trip through Absaroka Dogsled Treks (aka the "Yukon"). This firm has an office at the resort, adjacent to the stables. The 4-hour trek ...
... I felt absolutely exhausted, physically and emotionally, from that trip home. Took me back about four years earlier to similar feelings on the Swiss ski slopes. The question I ask myself right now is ‘why am I doing this again?’.
Anyway, we got lunch and were no sooner finished than Sam suggested we get back to the slopes – inside I was screaming ‘nooooo’. However, it ended up being ½ hour before we headed out, most of which ...
We rocked up to our fancy mountain lodge at about 5 in the afternoon after driving through a crazy thunderstorm with lightning striking scarily close to the car... In Big Sky, Montana, the sky was clear and blue and, much to our surprise, the sky does seem a lot bigger in Big Sky!
We all enjoyed a well deserved bath, and then ...
... nap. Steve came back around 6, chilled and wet (but he did get some hits). We then went to dinner here at Buck's T-4 for what we're calling our anniversary celebration. I had red deer and Steve had local trout. We then went back up the mountain to the conference for a presentation about a climbing expedition to the Arctic (I struggled to stay awake and upright). Then, back to Buck's, where we had a nightcap and watched the London Olympic opening ...
... but today was in the low 60s and tomorrow is supposed to be mid 60s. Water temp is still icy so we will have to wear wet suits so we don't get hypothermia. We'll spend the next 4 nights in Yellowstone and then head down to Grand Tetons for one night. Plans are then to head north to Glacier NP. I'll try to post more tomorrow night. Good ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool