Deep into the Rocky Mountains in southwest Montana sits Maverick Mountain. This alpine ski area is a well-hidden gem in the Beaverhead National Forest with big mountain skiing just outside of Polaris, Montana. Ski or snowboard Maverick’s 2,000+ feet of vertical drop spread across just 24 wide open trails and 210 acres and you’ll see what we mean.
The dry, fluffy snow won’t disappoint either. Maverick Mountain gets about 200 inches of the superb precipitation yearly.
And at Maverick they really take the no disappointing thing seriously. They actually have a guarantee of great snow or you get to ski on them another time for free. Just return your lift ticket during the first half-hour of use and they’ll hand you a free ski pass, good for another day, no questions asked! They really want you to see Maverick at its best.
Exciting skiing and boarding awaits visitors of every level. The Discovery Area will have beginners up and running in no time, and Rock ‘n Roll is an advanced skier’s dream come true. Rock ‘n Roll is an area especially designed for visitors; the trails are true, the fall line sweet, the air pure and the scenery breathtaking.
The terrain is divided into 20% beginner, 40% intermediate and 40% expert. They also have designed a terrain park and a half pipe. The resort is serviced by two lifts, one a double and one a handle tow. The base elevation at Maverick Mountain is 6,800 feet and peaks at 8,820 feet. Their longest run measures at about two miles long.
While the ski resort is something of a secret, local treasure, its still easily accessible, just 40 miles off Interstate 15’s exit 59. Expect to find mountain fun in a western atmosphere along with good old-fashioned Montana hospitality.
The nearest city is Dillon, Montana, where you can catch some shuteye in their typical Montana hotels and dine at their local restaurants to refuel after a day on the mountain.
Dillon was named after the president of the Union Pacific Railroad, Sidney V. Dillion, and began as a shipping point from Utah to Montana. It was also a major site on the Lewis and Clark trail and close to the first major gold discovery in Montana on July 28th, 1862.
Nowadays, tourism is the main draw in Dillon, with skiing at Maverick in the winter and award-winning fly-fishing in the summer.
Mailing Address: PO Box 460475 Polaris, MT 59746
Street Address: Maverick Mountain Road Polaris, MT 59746