The only thing not big at the downhill ski areas of Montana, are the lift lines. Montana has everything from amenity-laden destination resorts to honest-to-goodness mom-and-pop ski mountains.
Skiing in Montana really is about skiing in one of the least
densely populated states, not just in the Rockies, but in all of
the USA. These are wide open spaces with spectacular
Far from the madding crowds, Big Sky is the place to go for
skiers wanting chutes, gullies and some of the United States
toughest in-bounds skiing. With 150 trails and 4,350 feet
elevation, Big Sky offers more vertical than most other resorts
Other Montana Ski Areas
Bear Paw Ski Bowl
Bear Paw Ski Bowl is ideal for children
Maverick Mountain Ski Area
Maverick has nearly 2000 vertical feet of uncrowded trails
and superb snow offering skiing for every level .
Discovery Basin Ski Area
Discovery has 40 trails covering 380 skiable acres and a
1,300-foot vertical with great intermediate runs and challenging
skiing on the back side. Snowboarders are welcome.
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Blacktail Mountain has 24 uncrowded, groomed runs for all levels
Snowbowl has 2,600 feet of continuous vertical terrain including
the three-mile long cruiser, Paradise.
Turner Mountain has trails and slopes designed to suit every
skier and there are many miles of good ski terrain.
Showdown Ski Area has challenging slopes and premier
intermediate runs, as well as scenic beginner runs.
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort provides skiers with more than 3,000
acres of bowls, chutes, and glades, and more than 300 inches of
Rocky Mountain snow on average.
Lost Trail Powder Mountain
Lost Trail is usually the last area in Montana to close and you
can ski both Montana and Idaho on 45 trails over 1,800 skiable
Moonlight Basin Ski Resort
Skiing at Moonlight Basin is on 85 mapped trails, chutes and
glades, covering more than 1,900 skiable acres with a
vertical drop of 4,150 feet.
Red Lodge Mountain Resort
Red Lodge Mountain Resorts more than 70 runs, covering 1,600
acres, will challenge the advanced skier but is good for
intermediates and beginners too.
Great Divide Ski Area
The Great Divide Snowsports Area has 137 named trails and five
open areas with 1600 acres of skiing.
Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Bridger Bowl offers a diverse ski and snowboard experience
ranging from a dedicated beginner area with its own triple chair
and gentle slope to some of the best lift-served expert terrain in