Montana Winter Ski Guide

Montana Winter Ski Guide

Ski the last best place.

The 2021-22 ski season should offer a lot more options for skiing than during the quarantine of the 2020-21 season. Some slopes are honoring past season passes as well as an insurance for the coming ski season. Check below for links to your favorite slopes! And…pray for snow!

Bridger Bowl- Bozeman

9 ski lifts

$69 online tickets $84 at the window

December ’21– early April ’22 

The ski area is located on the east slope of the Bridger Mountain Range. With four large bowls within the boundaries, the ski area offers wide-open terrain with a variety of landscapes including long, wide-open slopes, glades, chutes and gullies.The mountain lays out in a large funnel or “V” shape expanding from about 200 yards in width across the base area up to approximately 2 miles wide across the ridge top.

Family and friends of varying skill levels can ride several of our chair lifts together while still enjoying varying terrain best matching their individually ability.

Big Sky Resort- Big Sky

November 25 – April 24, 2022

$84-225

In 1973, Big Sky Resort opened for its first winter season. Its founder, NBC newscaster and Montana local Chet Huntley, for whom Huntley Lodge is named for, with the help of Chrysler, Conoco, and Northwest Airlines. After Chet Huntley’s passing, Everett Kircher purchased Big Sky Resort from Big Sky, Inc. in 1976, adding to the Boyne Resorts family-owned properties. From humble beginnings to the top destination ski resort it is today, Big Sky Resort joined Moonlight Basin to create “The Biggest Skiing in America,” offering a combined 4,500+ acres under one lift ticket, now over 5,750 acres.

Officials unveiled the new Swift Current 6 on opening day, the fastest six-person chairlift in North America.

Red Lodge Mountain- Red Lodge

November 26 – April 9, 2022
$53-82

Nestled within the Beartooth Mountains, Red Lodge Mountain delivers big mountain fun without the big crowds or big prices.  We prize great skiing and great people over glitz and glamour, and nowhere is that more evident than in our diverse mix of terrain and friendly staff. But most of all we believe that on a powder day you should be free to seek out your own secret stash.  Because you shouldn’t have to settle for first tracks when you can enjoy first, second, and third tracks. Red Lodge Mountain is Montana skiing, pure and simple.

Snowbowl- Missoula


Early December – Late February, subject to run into late March
$60

Maverick Mountain- Dillon

$45

Tucked away in the beautiful Grasshopper Valley just 50 miles west of Dillon Montana, Maverick Mountain is a slice of Montana paradise. We are a Montana local secret, and that means if you’re looking for untouched powder, you’ll be more likely to find it here than anywhere else! After your mountain fun, swing by the lodge for a hot chocolate or a cold beer and some food. Check out our local resort, Elkhorn Hot Springs, where you can find lodging, homestyle dining and of course HOT SPRINGS! 

Lost Trail- Missoula


TBD – April 2022

$48 – 53

Clark crossed Lost Trail Pass in a failed attempt to follow the Salmon River to the Columbia in early September, 1805. He and his Shoshone guide scouted ahead of the rest. They discovered that what they had heard about the Salmon River was true. The twisting, deep river earned the name “The River of No Return.”

They chose to take Lost Trail Pass instead of risking “The River of No Return.” They were disappointed that they couldn’t travel  the Salmon River, but their only alternative was a steep and dangerous pass. Their guide lost the trail on the Idaho side and as they tried to retreat to Montana their horses fell several times on the steep mountain trail. This is how we got the name of our beloved Pass, Lost Trail. 

Lost Trail Ski Area is located at 7,000 ft on the border of Montana and Idaho. 5 Double Chair Lifts & 3 Rope Tows offer access to over 60 marked trails. Open Thursdays – Sunday & all Major Holidays. Montana’s Greatest Snow Place. Go for the Snow!

Blacktail Mountain- Lakeside


TBD – April 2022

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area opened in December of 1998. Their mission is to offer a family-friendly mountain experience to our community and beyond.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is located in Lakeside, Montana, and overlooks Flathead Lake with easy access from Highway 93 South. Watch for signage and once in Lakeside, turn west at Blacktail Grocery.
Follow the Blacktail Road 14 miles to the mountaintop.

Discovery- Phillipsburg


November 25 – April 4, 2022
$68

Discovery has three faces. The front face is the perfect blend of gently sloping runs and more advanced groomed cruisers. Off the Granite Chair, things step up a notch with steeper groomed runs and mogul skiing. And the backside? Well, imagine the Chugach without the costly helicopter ride. Point is, we have great terrain and lots of it. No matter what kind of mountain you like, you just discovered it.

Whitefish Mountain- Whitefish


December 7 – April 10, 2022
$89

Just outside of Glacier is Big Mountain. It’s called Big Mountain for a reason. With 3,000 acres to choose from in winter. Join one of the on-mountain Ambassadors for a free mountain tour— offered daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Get the inside scoop on the vast terrain.

Showdown- Great Falls

Dec 10 – April 3, 2022
$50

Created in 1936 and originally called King’s Hill Ski Area, Showdown is a small-scale ski area normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, receiving most patrons on the weekends.

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