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The first new destination ski resort in the U.S. in more than 20 years, Moonlight Basin opened in 2003 to rave reviews from hard-core skiers, but its long, steep runs may be a bit challenging for neophytes. (This makes the "Biggest Skiing in America" ticket, above, a safe bet if you're on the fence about your abilities.) Seven lifts (a high-speed six-passenger lift, three quads, one triple, one double, and a conveyor) serve 1,900 acres of terrain crisscrossed by about 90 trails -- with a precipitous 4,150-foot drop. Most of the terrain is for the advanced skier, but there are some easier runs. Like Big Sky, the resort gets more than 400 inches of snow a year. It also features a spa, snow sports school, kids' programs, and other outdoor activities. But the folks behind this infant of a resort look like they're just getting started. Coming in 2010: a private Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.