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Downhill Skiing An Epic Downhill of Discovery

An Epic Downhill of Discovery

There’s one winter pastime we can’t live without—downhill powder play. Discover a skier’s paradise in Glacier Country, with six well-rounded, full-service downhill ski areas offering more than 23 acres of skiable terrain per rider, affordable lift tickets, virtually no lift lines and over 300 inches of yearly snowfall. Plus, our backcountry is epic and our ski towns will knock your ski socks right off with their charm. Also, the views are incredible.

Out Here, Adventure Comes With the Territory

Explore Southeast Montana—the home of big sky, big hospitality and nonstop discovery.

Whitefish Mountain Resort

The notable world-class Whitefish Mountain Resort has been one of America's favorite ski resorts since 1947. Located on Big Mountain above the historic railroad town of Whitefish, the resort has gained notoriety for its laidback vibe, excellent skiing and summer recreation. Each year, Whitefish Mountain Resort receives 300+ inches of snow on its 3,000+ acres of skiable terrain. The summit also offers breathtaking views of Glacier National Park and the expansive Flathead Valley. A full-service resort, it offers a wide range of amenities, including dining, lodging, shopping, entertainment and family-friendly activities. Plus, it’s only a short 20-minute drive from Glacier Park International Airport.

Getting Here:

Whitefish Mountain Resort is 8 miles north of Whitefish and 23 miles north of Kalispell. Glacier Park International Airport is served daily by flights from Salt Lake City (Delta), Minneapolis (Delta), Seattle (Alaska/Horizon) and Denver (United), as well as a seasonal winter direct flight from Chicago (United) and twice-weekly non-stop service to Las Vegas. Shuttle service and car rentals are available at the airport. The historic Whitefish Depot is served daily by rail (Amtrak's Empire Builder) from Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis and Chicago, as well as points in between.

Noteworthy:
Whitefish Mountain Resort ranked in the top 20 of SKI magazine's annual reader survey.

Turner Mountain

Located in northwest Montana, Turner Mountain offers excellent snow conditions, wide-open slopes, beautiful scenery, no crowds and affordable lift tickets. Combine all that with a vertical drop of 2,110 feet and 25 named runs and you have a successful day on the slopes. Another bonus: you can be king of the hill. Turner Mountain is available for full-day (or more) rentals.

Getting Here:

Turner Mountain is located 22 miles north of Libby on State Highway 567 (Pipe Creek Road). Libby is serviced by Amtrak's Empire Builder and commercial flights are available into Glacier International Airport and Spokane, WA.

Noteworthy:
Turner Mountain was named "the ski area with the friendliest locals" in Skiing magazine's 2010 Resort Awards.

Blacktail Mountain

With 250 inches of snow each year, Blacktail Mountain is an ideal family-friendly ski destination. Ski its light, dry powder and take in the brilliant views of Flathead Lake, Glacier National Park and the Mission Mountains.

Getting Here:

Blacktail Mountain is 45 minutes from downtown Kalispell and two hours north of Missoula. When traveling from Highway 93 south, turn west at Blacktail Grocery in Lakeside. Then follow Blacktail Road 14 miles to the ski area. Commercial flights are available into Glacier Park International Airport and Missoula International Airport, while Amtrak's Empire Builder stops in Whitefish.

Noteworthy:
Blacktail Mountain is an upside-down hill, meaning you ski down to the bottom before riding the chair.

Lookout Pass

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Located on the Montana/Idaho border, the snow comes early and in full force to Lookout Pass, dropping around 400 inches per year. In operation since 1935, Lookout Pass has 540 skiable acres and 34 named runs. It also has two terrain parks with huge banks, mounds, launches, rails and an 1,111-foot quarter pipe. The full-service lodge offers food, drinks, rentals and lessons.

Getting Here:

Lookout Pass is located 50 feet from Interstate 90 on the Idaho/Montana border at Exit 0 (zero), just 30 miles from St. Regis (101 miles from Missoula). From Missoula, head west on I-90 toward Idaho. There is a sign showing the off-ramp for Lookout Pass shortly before you get to the Idaho border. The parking lot is 200 yards from the I-90 off-ramp. It is 100 miles to Lookout from downtown Missoula.

Noteworthy:
Lookout Pass is open every Wednesday in January and February, providing skiers and snowboarders with more access to fresh snow.

Lost Trail Powder Mountain

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Lost Trail Powder Mountain straddles the Montana/Idaho border on top of the Continental Divide. Well-known for its reliable 300 inches of snowfall each year, Lost Trail offers consistently good snow conditions in the breathtaking Bitterroot Range of the Northern Rockies. Lost Trail is family-owned and operated and offers ample room for all types of skiers and boarders, whether you're a beginner or novice.

Getting Here:

Lost Trail Powder Mountain is located 90 miles south of Missoula on U.S. Highway 93. Commercial flights are available into Missoula International Airport. Car rentals are available at the airport.

Noteworthy:
Lost Trail has two terrain parks, ideal for tricks, jumps and big air.

Montana Snowbowl

Located minutes from downtown Missoula, Snowbowl is a local favorite. With deep, powdery bowls and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical drop, Snowbowl is an extremist's dream, while still offering plenty of runs for all skill levels.

Getting Here:

Montana Snowbowl is located 12 miles northwest of Missoula. From I-90, take Exit 101 (Reserve Street), turn north on Grant Creek Road, then left onto Snowbowl Road. Commercial flights are available into Missoula International Airport. Car rentals are available at the airport.

Noteworthy:
Snowbowl is known just as much for its bloody marys as it is for its extreme skiing.

Featured Listings

ABC acres

ABC acres

City: Hamilton
Phone: 406.210.5710

1075 Sleeping Child Road
Hamilton, MT 59840

Double Arrow Lodge

Double Arrow Lodge

City: Seeley Lake
Phone: 406.677.2777

301 Lodge Way
Seeley Lake, Montana 59868

Enjoy Montana Vacation Rentals

Enjoy Montana Vacation Rentals

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.203.5055

17 2nd Street E Suite 210
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Glacier Adventure Guides

Glacier Adventure Guides

City: Columbia Falls
Phone: 406.892.2173

729 Nucleus Avenue, Suite G
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.888.7800

64 Grinnell Drive, Glacier National Park Headquarters
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Nordic Center

Glacier Nordic Center

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.253.0361

1200 US Highway 93
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Hidden Moose Lodge

Hidden Moose Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 888.733.6667

1735 E Lakeshore Dr.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Izaak Walton Inn

Izaak Walton Inn

City: Essex
Phone: 406.888.5700

290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
Essex, Montana 59916

Kandahar Lodge

Kandahar Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.6098

3824 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area

City: St Regis
Phone: 208.744.1301

I-90, Exit 0
St Regis, Montana 59866

Lost Trail Powder Mountain

Lost Trail Powder Mountain

City: Conner
Phone: 406.821.3211

PO Box 311
Conner, Montana 59827

Marina Cay Resort

Marina Cay Resort

City: Bigfork
Phone: 800.433.6516

180 Vista Lane
Bigfork, Montana 59911

North Forty Resort

North Forty Resort

City: Columbia Falls
Phone: 800.775.1740

3765 MT Highway 40 W.
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

Rich Ranch

Rich Ranch

City: Seeley Lake
Phone: 800.532.4350

939 Cottonwood Lakes Road
Seeley Lake, Montana 59868

Rocky Mountain Adventure Gear

Rocky Mountain Adventure Gear

City: Seeley Lake
Phone: 406.677.8300

3192 State Highway 83 North
Seeley Lake, Montana 59868

Snow Bear Chalets

Snow Bear Chalets

City: Whitefish
Phone: 888.868.2327

3872 Winter Lane
Whitefish, Montana 59936

Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort

Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.9777

1700 Snowbowl Rd.
Missoula, Montana 59808

Swan Mountain Ranch

Swan Mountain Ranch

City: Swan Lake
Phone: 406.387.4405

26356 Soup Creek Rd
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

City: Whitefish
Phone: 877.887.4026

1380 Wisconsin Ave.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Triple Creek Ranch

Triple Creek Ranch

City: Darby
Phone: 406.821.4600

5551 West Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain Resort

City: Whitefish
Phone: 877-SKI-FISH

3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Other Listings

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

  • City: Lakeside
  • Address: 7220 Highway 93 South, Suite 8
  • Phone: 406.844.0999
  • Website: blacktailmountain.com

Lost Trail Powder Mountain

  • City: Sula
  • Address: 9485 Highway 93 South
  • Phone: 406.821.3742
  • Website: losttrail.com

Montana Snowbowl

  • City: Missoula
  • Address: 1700 Snowbowl Road
  • Phone: 406.549.9777
  • Website: montanasnowbowl.com

Turner Mountain

  • City: Libby
  • Address: PO Box 210
  • Phone: 406.293.2468
  • Website: skiturner.com

Whitefish Mountain Resort Downhill Ski Area

  • City: Whitefish
  • Address: 3889 Big Mountain Road
  • Phone: 406.862.2900
  • Website: skiwhitefish.com

Glacier Country Tourism is not responsible for the accuracy of the following business listings provided by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.

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