Ski area boundary lines between Big Sky and Moonlight Basin will drop for Lone Peak Pass holders with access to 23 total lifts and hundreds of acres of brand-new lift-served terrain from the Lone Peak Tram, Challenger and new Headwaters lift.

The two resorts share the same mountain – Lone Peak, roughly an hour from Bozeman. The resorts even shared several trails and a lift in the past. But previously, it was necessary to purchase a ticket or season pass from each if you wanted to ski them both in their entirety.

The resorts will offer The Lone Peak Pass for $1199, which includes unlimited access during the 2005-2006 season. For juniors ages 11-21 and seniors over the age of 70, the rate is $799

For daily skiers, the Lone Peak Lift Ticket is $78 for adults, while the junior and senior discounted ticket is $59 per day. Both Moonlight Basin and Big Sky Resort offer free skiing for children 10 and under.

Both resorts will sell the Lone Peak Pass and Lift Ticket. For more information or to purchase the Lone Peak Pass, contact 406-995-5810 or 406-993-6000 or visit www.bigskyresort.com or www.moonlightbasin.com for additional details.

The two Montana ski resorts announced in June the pooling of resources to form one of the country’s largest interconnected trail networks: Big Sky Resort, the famed Montana ski resort envisioned in the ’60s by TV news legend Chet Huntley, and Moonlight Basin, which made headlines two years ago when it became the first new destination ski area to open in the U.S. in more than 20 years.