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Best Ski Resorts in Montana

Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort is often referred to as the biggest skiing in America. This impressive mountain has over 5800 acres of skiable terrain accessed by 36 lifts. Truly, it takes seasons to explore all this mountain has to offer. Visitors to this prestigious resort can take the Lone peak Tram to the 11,166-foot summit for an epic 300 degrees of skiable terrain.

Friendly to both beginner and advanced skiers, Big Sky is located just an hour south of Bozeman. The town of Big sky offers restaurants, lodges, and other luxurious accommodations. You would have to be a fool to pass up this truly special place.

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain resort, aka Big Mountain, is located in northwest Montana and borders Glacier National Park. This glorious Montana resort has over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The mountain has eleven lifts and two T-bars, plenty of firepower to enjoy the 300 plus inches of snow that coats the resort each year.

The Amtrak train is an alternative way to access Whitefish. The town has a towering variety of restaurants and bars to grab a drink or bite to eat. Throughout the winter the resort offers a wide variety of live music and events to be enjoyed by visitors.

Bridger Bowl Ski Area

This ski resort is often overflowing with locals and Montana State students. This epic mountain resort is located just 27 miles from Bozeman and offers an impressive 2,000 acres of skiable terrain. Bridger offers tantalizing groomers, gullies, chutes, glades, bowls, and plenty of terrain only accessible to those with a transceiver. This mountain resort has eight chairlifts and offers something for everyone

Bridger Bowl has three large lodges, two at the bottom and one mid mountain. These lodges offer amenities such as ski rentals, restaurants, and bars.

Discovery Ski Area

This sweet local resort is just an hour west of Butte. Skiers and snowboarders alike flock from across the state to shred these slopes. Discovery offers a staggering 2,200 acres of downhill skiing and another 20 miles worth of cross-country trails.

Discovery is split between the front facing and backside slopes. The front facing slopes offer groomers and tree runs for beginner, intermediate, or expert skiers. While the backside is saved for epic black and double black diamond runs.

Montana Snowbowl

Looking for some steep routes, epic tree runs, and a laid back atmosphere? Then Snowbowl might just be the ski resort for you. Located just 27 miles north of Missoula this ski resort is favored by locals. Snowbowl is known for its technical terrain, wonderful tree runs, and fun après-ski opportunities.

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area

Lookout Pass is located on the Montana/Idaho border. This resort literally has slopes in both states and caters to skiers of all skill levels. Lookout Pass features two terrain parks for those looking for big air and rails. This mountain often receives some of the most snow of any in Montana and is well worth a visit.

Lost Trail Powder Mountain

This mountain resort can also be found near the Montana/Idaho border 90 miles south of Missoula on Highway 93. While Lost Trail is only open Thursday through Sunday this allows for plenty of snow to pile on. Those who are willing to wait often find a face full of snow with every turn.

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