Skiing & Snowboarding
Southwest Montana is home to four scenic downhill ski areas. A visit to any of these areas in our backyard promises a unique winter experience – uncrowded, friendly slopes with great natural snow conditions and terrain for beginners and experts alike. Montana winters are known for the incredible conditions and beckon thousands of visitors every year. As you travel through the region, why not explore the pristine terrain and enjoy an adrenaline rush, or three.
Don’t take our word for it, but after a long and beautiful day on the mountain, a soak in one of the region’s natural hot springs may be the perfect end to the day.
Discovery Ski Area
Located 23 miles west of Anaconda on Highway 1, Discovery Basin Ski Area boasts 61 runs, 614 skiable acres and uncrowded slopes. A real Montana ski experience. 888-678-7669 or 406-563-2184.More Information
Great Divide Ski Area
Great Divide is located 22 miles from Helena via Highway 279. It rises above the ghost town of Marysville in the Helena National Forest. Classic slopes and backcountry terrain mix freely on more than 1,600 skiable acres, including 140 named trails. 406-449-3746More Information
Lost Trail Powder Mountain
Lost Trail straddles the Southwest Montana – Idaho border and is known for its consistently good snow conditions. Located at 7,000 feet, the mountain features 2 terrain parks, 5 chair lifts, and 3 rope tows. Open Thursdays – Sundays. 406-821-2742More Information
Located 35 miles west of Dillon on Polaris Road, Maverick Mountain has a vertical drop of more than 2,000 feet. Views of the Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area are as much of an attraction as the snow. 406-834-3454More Information