Activities Guide (Winter 19-20)
Moonlight Basin Big Sky, MT

There’s a side of Big Sky, Montana that speaks to those seeking something special. A vast 8,000 acre landscape where stunning natural beauty and an endless array of alpine adventures blend together to create a private club and mountain living experience like no other.

Whether it’s winter or summer, Moonlight Basin is something you won’t soon forget. The mountain scenery, the direct access to some of the finest skiing at Big Sky Resort, the hiking, the golf and so much more all add up to the perfect place to work and enjoy Montana.

Moonlight Basin is located right in the middle of the best things to see and do in Montana. You can visit Yellowstone National Park. Explore the national forest and wilderness lands. Come down to the town of Big Sky and shop, eat, and catch some music. Bozeman is a short drive and easily accessible by Skyline Bus.


Winter Outdoor Activities Attendant is a Moonlight Outfitters position requiring extensive outdoor activity facilitation experience and the personality and ability to relate to and build trust with Moonlight Club members, families, and guests in a safe and fun learning environment.  Safety and fun within a unique outdoor experience are the ultimate goals of the Moonlight Outfitters.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job function satisfactorily, which includes:

  • Plan, organize, and provide safe, fun, and professional instruction/guiding within the guidelines of Moonlight Outfitters.
  • Maintain Ulery’s Lake Camp facilities, including snow removal, building fires, and cleaning as necessary.
    • Facilitate and lead outdoor activities and lessons in group and private settings.
  • Check out and return equipment, clearly explain usage, fit members and guests for snowshoes, hockey and ice skates, and Fat Bikes.
  • Assist members and guests with directions to trails and other outdoor activities.
  • Participate in and assist with special events at Ulery’s Lake Camp, Moonlight Lodge, and on mountain as business demands require, including Member Ski Race Series, and First Tracks events.
  • Operate snowmobile, snowcat, and Zamboni to maintain ice rinks, tubing hill, and Nordic trails.
  • Report to morning meetings on time with a professional attitude and appearance.
    • Meet and greet clients on time with a professional attitude and appearance.
    • Assess member/guest skills and tailor session appropriately for ability, goals, and environmental conditions.
    • Interact comfortably and seamlessly with an affluent group of members and their guests.
    • Determine meeting times and places for lunch and end of session, within club guidelines.
    • Determine the client’s needs for the day and work towards exceeding those expectations.
    • Conduct lessons and guiding with safety as the first priority in a mountain environment.
  • Drop off children at the pre-determined time and place; home drop off, restaurant, or lodge.
  • Summarize day’s activities with clients or parents daily; review skills worked on and progress made, invite them to return.
  • Sign out for days’ activities and determine the next day’s schedule with Supervisor or Director.
  • Communicate all concerns, questions, and scheduling issues with Director/Supervisor.
  • Carry charged cell phone and radio at all times to be in communication with supervisors.
  • Participate in all required training and educational clinics.
  • Read and understand all safety policies and guidelines. Ask supervisor/ director for clarification on any policy you may not understand.
  • Attend all safety training meetings and clinics. Maintain current knowledge of all safety procedures.
  • All Moonlight Outfitters employees must represent their profession and department in a professional manner at all times to members, guests, coworkers, and other departments.


  • Adheres to Moonlight Club and Moonlight Outfitters policies and procedures.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with all employees, supervisors, managers & HR Team.
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position.
  • Meets departmental productivity, organization and consistency standards.
  • Complies with laws, ordinances and regulations governing employment law.
  • Performs work in a safe and high quality manner.



  • Able to work four (4) 10-hour work days or with extensive overtime during peak business periods, 30 minutes for lunch unpaid.
  • Must be available to work all shifts including holidays and weekends.
  • Ability to help and share knowledge or expertise with others.
  • Responds and adapts positively to new ideas, requests, and/or changing situations.
  • Provide meaningful feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to provide cooperative, responsive, and courteous service to clients and staff.
  • Exhibits a professional and courteous demeanor and responds positively, yet quickly to special requirements or circumstances; works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  • Initiates work activities, seeks responsibility, and makes efforts to improve knowledge and skills. improvements.  Volume of work consistently done in relation to the volume considered to be a standard requirement of the job. Accuracy, attention to detail, thoroughness, and neatness.
  • Knowledge of summer and winter mountain hazards and ways to minimize risks for yourself and your clients.
  • Familiarity with flora and fauna, geography, and geology of SW Montana.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma and/or equivalent education.
  • Experience guiding or facilitating client-based winter and summer recreational programs in terrain similar to that found in SW Montana.
  • Experience utilizing GPS systems, topographical maps, and compasses for navigational purposes.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Certifications/ Training

  • First Aid or equivalent emergency training.
  • CPR Certification.
  • PSIA Level I Nordic Skiing certification preferred.
  • Similar combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to stand, sit, Nordic ski, snowshoe, alpine ski, for six to ten hours a day as required.
  • Ability to use various tools and equipment as required.
  • Work outside in all temperatures and conditions six to ten hours a day as required.
  • Bend at the waist, twist upper body, kneel, crawl, climb, reach above shoulders, flex and extend ankle, knee, and hip joints.
  • Lift and carry up to 75 lbs., push and pull 10-20 lbs.
  • Ability to work as many as 30 days consecutively during peak periods.


This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position and should not serve as an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all the possible duties, tasks and responsibilities for this specific job.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of this position might differ from those outlined above and other duties may be assigned as necessary.

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