Among all the great Montana ski resorts, Blacktail Mountain is still probably one of the best local secrets. Blacktail resort almost never sees liftlines or crowds, but with its north-facing slopes, it gets great, dry powder snow that lasts and lasts.
Blacktail ski resort has a total of 26 trails, with 15 percent beginner, 70 percent intermediate and 15 percent expert terrain. It has four lifts, including a triple, 2 doubles, and one tow. Blacktail Ski Resort has a base at 5236 ft. with a peak reaching 6676 ft. Blacktail Ski Resort receives an average of 250″ of snow per year.
You’ll find Blacktail Mountain Ski Area off Highway 93, 45 minutes from Kalispell and 2 hours north of Missoula, near Lakeside on Blacktail Mountain Road. Fly Delta/SkyWest, United Airlines/SkyWest, Horizon Air, Northwest Airlines, to Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell. You can also ride the rails on Amtrak to Whitefish from east and west.