Don’t forget about Moonlight Basin |

Don’t forget about Moonlight Basin

Robert SontagBloomfield Hills, Mich.

As a frequent visitor to Summit County, I often check out the Daily News’ website to see what is happening in my favorite part of the world. Recently, I saw an article about the departure of Roger McCarthy and noticed an inaccuracy. Specifically, Mr. McCarthy misinformed the Summit Daily when he said that no new ski area had been built in the United States in 25 years. Montana’s Moonlight Basin opened in December 2003. It has seven lifts (12 projected at build out) and 1,900 skiable acres. Its lifts serve a 2,700 foot vertical (up to 4,500 foot vertical with hiking). At build-out, Moonlight Basin will have 3,500 acres of skiable terrain receiving 400 inches of average snowfall. It now has 76 trails, the longest being 2.8 miles. The Rosa Khutor resort, which McCarthy is going to in Russia will have 55 trails on about 1,200 acres.

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