Teton Pass Ski Area is located about an hour and a half northwest of Great Falls on Highway 89 and 30 minutes west of Choteau. The area is known as an affordable, family oriented spot with over 100 acres of terrain and a vertical drop of about 1000 feet. Obviously, Teton Pass doesn't have the vertical or acreage that you find at many the other mountains in Montana; however, it does have a nice variety of terrain, light crowds and very affordable prices for lift tickets, rentals and lessons. There is a comfortable base lodge complete with a bar and tavern to relax in after a busy day on the slopes. One thing to keep in mind before you head to Teton, it is usually only open for the weekends except during holiday periods and special events so check the schedule on their website.