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Ski Montana

Uncrowded. Unspoiled. Unbelievable.

With more acres per skier than anywhere in the lower 48, the only lines many encounter on the slopes of Montana are the ones they carve. From steep chutes of untouched snow to long, wide-open groomers, Montana’s epic terrain has exhilarating runs for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.   

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A perfect blue bird day on Whitefish Mountain in Montana.

Good times, good people and good snow! Consistently a top ranked destination in SKI magazine’s annual reader survey, Whitefish Mountain is just as well known for a pleasant lack of lift lines as it is for friendly people and deep powder. The resort’s central peak accesses more than 3,000 acres which receive more than 300 inches of average snowfall. Less than 20 miles from Glacier Park International Airport, the Mountain Village offers a full range of amenities, including fine dining, shopping, entertainment and family-friendly activities.

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Taking on fresh, untouched powder at Big Sky Resort, MT.

Big Sky Resort is truly the Biggest Skiing in America with 5,850 skiable acres, a 4,350 vertical drop, 34 chairlifts and surface lifts, and the Lone Peak Tram which will take you to 11,166 feet. Offering lodging options from basic to luxury, and more – you’ll find your perfect fit here. World class skiing, with the feeling of having the mountain to yourself. 

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Montana offers 15 ski areas; Discovery Ski Area is just one!

An expert’s brand of thrills served up in a local’s hangout, Discovery is a terrific find that will remind you what skiing in Montana is all about! The north-facing Limelight lift offers some of the steepest lift-served terrain around, while the variety of beginner and intermediate runs on the Anaconda and north-facing Granite lifts provide great skiing for all abilities. Easily reached from Missoula, Butte and Helena, there are beautiful views and uncrowded slopes with enough tree skiing, powder bowls, groomed trails and mogul runs for all tastes.

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Epic skiing, epic views, epic sunsets at Montana Snowbowl.

Deep, powdery bowls and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical drop make Snowbowl an extremist’s dream. There’s plenty of skiing for other skill levels, too. And while you’re here, take in the awe-inspiring scenery. From morning light, to afternoon glow, the mountain is waiting.

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Skiing for all levels, from black diamonds to wide-open groomers.

Within the rise and fall of Montana’s mountains, you’ll find an endless expanse of terrain that invites all levels of skiing. Just a short flight away, it boasts exhilarating black diamond runs, long, wide-open groomers, and more acres per skier than anywhere in the lower 48. And once you’ve decided it’s your last run, you can enjoy an award winning craft brew or a hearty meal.

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Backcountry skiing is another amazing way to see Big Sky Country.

If you have skiing or snowboarding items on your bucket list, Montana is the place to knock those off. Find adventure anywhere here. Montana may just change your life.

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The only lines you’ll find here are the ones you carve.

You’ll find epic terrain, steep chutes of untouched snow and wide open “Big Sky.” The most exhilarating part? Looking up the mountain and realizing the only lines you’ll see are from your own skis. It will remind you why you first fell in love with the sport.

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Make Missoula your basecamp, and explore the backcountry.

With many winter activities in Montana, a winter day here can take you from challenging ski terrain to the soothingly warm waters of natural hot springs, and more! Hit the slopes, jump on a fat-tire bike trail or strap on some snow shoes and finish up the day in a hot springs. There’s no better way to end a day of exploring the snow-covered countryside. For those looking to reach both ends of the temperature spectrum on their next vacation, pair some of Montana’s hottest hot springs with the coolest winter activities. 

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The snow ghosts on Whitefish Mountain are legendary.

Named one of the “Top 25 Ski Towns in the World” by National Geographic, Whitefish is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and at the base of Big Mountain – home to Whitefish Mountain Resort. A short jaunt to Glacier National Park, Whitefish is a year-round destination with plentiful attractions and a mixed array of shops, coffee houses, restaurants, and accommodations. Visitors can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, and live professional theater, as well as stellar dining. Amtrak’s Empire Builder stops daily in Whitefish, while Glacier Park International Airport is only 15 minutes away.

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Make your own #MontanaMoment at Montana Snowbowl.

Montana is known for some of the best skiing in the nation, and you’ll find it at Montana Snowbowl, but that’s not all there is to do in Big Sky Country this winter. From Yellowstone to Southeast Montana, Glacier Country and beyond, there are countless ways to spend a snow day -or week- with friends or family.

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Plan your own unforgettable snow day. Start it in Big Sky.

There’s nothing like waking up in the mountains, surrounded by fresh, snow-covered trees, ready to hit the slopes –or– find other adventures. For travelers who want the full Montana experience, discover some of our lodges, which provide comfortable, personal, and charmingly rustic accommodations, and are the perfect spot for a ski escape or winter trip. Many also offer delicious gourmet meals, first-class views of the beautiful countryside, and outdoor activities to fully experience the surrounding nature. Couples and large groups alike can find spectacular lodges tucked away from the rest of the world throughout Montana.

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Grab a guide and hit the backcountry of Yellowstone Country.

Looking for the best powder story to bring home with you? Have a guide take you to the best local ski spots this winter. If you’re looking for even more behind the scenes action, have a guide take you on scenic snowshoe trails, an exhilarating snowmobiling ride, and more. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s an experienced guide waiting to lead the way.

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More acres per skier than anywhere else in the lower 48.

For many skiers and snowboarders, winter trips are about more than simply the mountain. Montana tends to draw deep snow zealots who not only want to shred pow, rail corduroy, and pack in the vertical, but also want to mix-it-up with real, local culture. Montana offers down to earth locals plus adventure and powder. 

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Montana isn’t called Big Sky Country for no reason.

Explore it all this winter. From epic ski terrain to a dog sled adventure. Fresh, crisp winter air is calling your name. Plan your ultimate snow day, complete with fresh pow, ice climbing, delicious dining, dog sledding and hot springs. And if you want even more – we’ve got it. Discover your #MontanaMoment today!

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Fresh pow for days at Montana Snowbowl – or any Montana ski area!

Montana takes pride in its spirit of individualism, and its mom-and-pop ski areas are no exception. Trading ritzy, high-speed quads for rootsy, downhome vibes, our independent mountains offer up deep days on the cheap, with a side of real local culture. Here, the adventurous traveler can still find front row parking, untracked pow and an average of 20 acres per skier or rider. Montana Snowbowl is just one of Montana’s best-kept secrets.

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Endless adventure, without endless lines.

Whether seeking knee deep powder or a nice long groomer, Montana has a long list of skiing and snowboarding options – without the long lift lines. Whitefish Mountain is just one of our 15 offerings. Stay at one of our resorts or choose a basecamp and explore several ski areas on your trip. Fly in by day, be on the slopes by noon, and kick back with many après options while you plan the next day’s adventures.