Showdown Ski Area

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Showdown Ski Area
United States
Phone: 406 236-5522

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About the Ski Resort

Nestled high in the Little Belt Mountains of the Northern Rockies is Showdown Ski Area.

With its uncrowded slopes, short lift lines and spacious sun-soaked decks, you will think of it as your own private mountain.

The ideal combination of weather and location provides Showdown with dry, light powder on its challenging slopes and premier intermediate runs, as well as scenic beginner runs.

Carve your way down Silverhorn, bash the bumps on Glory Hole, meander along the gently rolling Golden Goose, or test your skills in the new Terrain Park and half-pipe. Snowboarders, telemarkers and skiers of all ages will enjoy the variety of terrain offered here.

Showdown's Ski School offers youth and adult programs and Women's Ski Weekend Workshops, a new program this season.

Children 6 and under can participate in Showdown's SKIwee and SKIwee Hot Shots programs. There is also a Kids Stuff Day Care Center.

The Base Lodge features Johnny K's Cookshack, The Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon, Skiers Edge Pro Shop and Showdown Rental Shop. The summit building provides fantastic views and serves sandwiches, salads and hot or cold drinks.

There is a variety of lodging available in Neihart, Monarch, White Sulphur Springs or Great Falls.

Showdown Ski Area is located just 65 miles southeast of Great Falls on U.S. 89, or fly via Delta, Northwest or Horizon into the Great Falls International Airport.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 50 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  30 %

 More Difficult:  40 %

 Most Difficult:  30 %

 Experts only:  --

Not rated

Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  6,800 ft
Summit elevation:  8,200 ft
Vertical drop:  1,400 ft
Skiable area:  640 acres
Annual snowfall:  240 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  34
Number of lifts:  4
Types of lifts:  1 Rope Tow,
 1 Poma Lift,
 1 Double Chair,
 1 Triple Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Showdown Ski Area map

Ski Resort directions

Showdown ski area is 8 miles from Neihart, and 60 miles southeast of Great Falls, Montana via Route 87 to Route 89 south.