MAKING IT IN BIG SKY: MONTANA BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES
Friday, December 21, 2018
Montana Backcountry Adventures began in 1997 as a snowcat skiing operation on the slopes of Moonlight Basin. In 2000, the previous owner purchased a 30-foot yurt and began the “Moonlight Dinners” enterprise, offering snowcat-accessed dining. In 2004, the Lone Tree lift was installed on MBA’s ski terrain, ending the snowcat ski business. The yurt moved to its current location on Big Sky Resort property in 2005.
Kevin Daily, along with two partners, purchased Moonlight Dinners in 2007, and in 2008 they opened the Bell Lake Yurt backcountry ski hut in the Tobacco Root Range, offering guided skiing, avalanche courses, and overnight yurt rentals. In 2011, Kevin’s wife Jodi bought out his partners. They sold the Bell Lake Yurt in 2013, allowing Kevin and Jodi to concentrate on the Big Sky operations.