When you want the ultimate escape to the wilderness but stay in states, you’re skiing Montana. Montana dominates the great northwest with open spaces for 360 degrees and breathtaking peaks and views at every location. Montana is one of the least populated states in America, but it offers the least populated ski resorts as well. That's a good thing. You can find high-gloss attitude or down-home charm, and everything in between, depending on the towns you visit within the state.
Showdown ski area is one of the popular ski areas in Central Montana. Showdown ski area, like most of the other ski areas in Montana, draws primarily local skiers to its slopes – particularly from the Stanford and Great Falls area. For those unfamiliar with the location of the ski area, Showdown is located on the top of Kings Hill Pass, just off of US Highway 89 – just a bit south of the small town of Neihart and North of White Sulphur Springs. Great Falls, the nearest large city, is about 65 miles and an hour and a half drive away.
Montana’s other ski areas are just that, “areas”, rather than resorts. Locals take their time and savor low prices and private slopes at Lost Trail, Powder Mountain, Maverick Mountain, Showdown, and Teton Pass. No matter where you choose to ski in Montana’s Big Sky Country, dress warmly, stay awhile, and bring the camera. You’ll want to capture those landscapes and memories.