To hear the extremists talk, you'd think the 2,600 feet of continuous vertical drop at Montana Snowbowl is purely an extremist dream come true... but the Snowbowl isn't all beast. Yeah, there's lots of deep powder bowls and steep mogul-filled black diamond runs but 40% of the mountain is rated intermediate. Thursday and Friday even bring night skiing in the Sunrise bowl. There's lots of cross-country skiing trails, too.
Montana Snowbowl is just 20 minutes north of downtown Missoula. Take the Reserve Street Exit off the I-90 and follow Grant Creek Road north for 4.5 miles. Then turn left on Snowbowl Road and go 6.5 miles to the parking area.
Quick Facts about Montana Snowbowl
Hours of operation: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Skiable Terrain: 900 acres
Top Elevation: 7,600 ft
Vertical Rise: 2,600 ft
Number of Trails: 39+
More Difficult: 40%
Most Difficult: 50%
Longest Run: 3 miles