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Moonlight Basin Big Sky, Montana

Meriwether was responsible for the management of all aspects of the resort; including ski operations, F&B, lodging, golf course construction, entitlements and development.

In 2011, Meriwether was engaged by the Lehman Brothers Estate to oversee the management of all aspects of the Moonlight Basin resort community, located in Big Sky, Montana.

Moonlight Basin is an 8,000 acre master plan with 400 existing residents, and more than 1,000 additional residential lots and hotel rooms planned for development, as well as its own 2,000+ acre ski hill and Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course. Under Meriwether’s management, the resort was able to reduce their operational burn by more than 80% within the first year. Additionally, Meriwether devised a new master plan, as well as a substantiated business plan - to justify the current and future viability of the overall development project.

These efforts allowed Lehman, with Meriwether's involvement, to create a competitive bid for the project, which ultimately led to Lehman realizing a significant increase in their overall return upon sale.

Project Details

Type:
8000 acre master plan community
Status:
Completed
Website:
www.moonlightbasin.com
Quote from Gerry Engle, Partner - Moonlight Basin reminds me of Colorado 25 years ago, no lift lines and a strong sense of pioneering and exploration.
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With over 8,000 acres and a flexible zoning environment, a thoughtful master plan was critical for both the environment and homeowners.
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Moonlight Basin provides a fulfilling experience for both extreme skiers and families, a colorful mix and an entertaining environment.
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