Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, Lakeside, MT

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Blacktail Mountain Ski Area in Montana and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is located in Northwestern Montana, south of Kalispell, MT. The Mountain is a 45-minute drive from downtown Kalispell and situated 14 miles from the Highway 93 turnoff, up scenic […]

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Blacktail Mountain Ski Area in Montana and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is located in Northwestern Montana, south of Kalispell, MT. The Mountain is a 45-minute drive from downtown Kalispell and situated 14 miles from the Highway 93 turnoff, up scenic Blacktail Road. With any mountain road, keep in mind that conditions can change quickly so be prepared and use caution.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is family-friendly, affordable ski and snowboard area that offer skiers and snowboarders from beginner to advanced, the chance to experience a day together on the slopes. The mountain hosts very friendly and personal staff, a Day Lodge with good reasonably priced food, and an annual average of 250in/635cm of all natural, Montana powder.

What’s unusual about Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is that regardless of your ability level, everyone starts at the top of the Mountain and will enjoy their first run before even riding a chair.

The trails are long and wide, perfect for working on your technical side. If the weather conditions are favourable, you will be treated to a fabulous view of the lake below and the surrounding mountains.

There is no lodging at Blacktail Mountain Ski Area; however, there are various accommodation options including hotels, B&B’s and private homes in the neighbouring communities of Kalispell, Bigfork and Lakeside.

Escape2ski enjoyed the laid-back, friendly atmosphere of this hidden gem. Blacktail Mountain Ski Area provided us with lasting memories of a fun filled day, cruising through light dry powder on north-facing slopes free of ice. Come see what the locals have discovered!

At Escape2ski you’ll find out – What to know…before the snow.

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1440 ft / 439 m

Base Elevation:
5340 ft / 1628 m

Summit Elevation:
6780 ft / 2067 m

Skiable Area:
1000 acres

Average Snowfall:
250 in / 635 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 26

Beginner: 4 (15%)

Intermediate: 18 (70%)

Advanced: 4 (15%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Kalispell MT , 37mi / 60km

Nearest Major City:
Kalispell MT, 29mi / 47km

Nearest Town/City:
Lakeside MT, 14mi / 23km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 406-844-0999

Snow Phone: 406-844-0999

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 16 to Apr 9

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: W, Th, F, Sa, Su

Operating Hours:
9:30am to 4:30pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 4

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 2

Doubles: 1

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Glacier Park Intl Airport  (FCA)
Distance: 37 mi / 60 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Canadian Rockies Intl Airport  (YXC)
Distance: 170 mi / 273 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Resort Shuttle Service