Montana Ski Resorts: Where Should We Go?!

Kim Weaver

Posted on January 17 2020

Montana winter is in full swing and we are getting a new layer of snow each day. What does that mean? It's time to get out and hit the slopes. There are different ski resorts all across Montana, but we wanted to highlight a few and let you know some basic information about those resorts so you can find the best place for you and your family to ski or snowboard. 

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area: Lakeside, Montana

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Blacktail Mountain is located near Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Montana. Currently, all of their lifts are operating and the weekly schedule is Wednesday - Sunday, with lifts running from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. In addition, they are open on Monday, January 20th for MLK Day and Monday, February 17th For President's Day. 

Daily lift tickets are available for full or half-days: Adult $45, 13-17 $32, 8-12 $22, 7 and under ski for free. Coming to ski on Thursdays? It is Thrifty Thursday and you can ski all day for just $25. Season prices are available at $540 for adults, $360 for ages 13-17, $190 for ages 8-12, and $10 for 7 and under. 

Blacktail is located in a beautiful area with plenty of views, but can often be less crowded than other ski resorts in the area. If you're in Lakeside and looking for a great day of skiing or snowboarding be sure to check out Blacktail! 

Montana Snowbowl: Missoula, MT 

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If you live in Missoula or are headed that way, Montana

Snowbowl is just 15 miles from downtown. There are many trails - you could be skiing new slopes for weeks. This spot is also a great place for beginners. Season passes run $701 for an adult and $260 for a child 12 years or younger. Day prices for Adults are $52, child 6-12 $25, and children 5 and under are free.

Montana Snowbowl has a great combination of trails for beginners and life-long skiers and snowboarders. If you're in the Missoula area - definitely check this one out!

Bridger Bowl: Bozeman, MT 

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Bridger Bowl is a unique ski resort because it is a nonprofit organization. The nonprofit depends on memberships to continue to develop and grow. You can be a member for just $25 and that allows you to attend the association meetings, which are held in May and November. At these meetings, you are able to bring up your concerns, vote on board members or bylaw changes, and be a part of the bigger decisions for the slopes. 

Bridger Bowl season passes are $900 for an adult, $850 for a young adult (19-24), Junior (13-18) for $515, $255 for a child, and $10 for any children 6 and under. There are also several frequency card tickets available and daily tickets sold at the window. 

What are your favorite places to hit the slopes?! Let us know!

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