The Ski Resorts of MontanaThe 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 views.
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 of ability.
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 acres.
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 North America.