Mountain Stats

night time from OlympicIn driving to the mountain top, regardless of whether you are an expert or novice skier/snowboarder, everyone starts at the top on Blacktail Mountain. Views from Flathead Lake to Glacier Park and of the Mission, Whitefish and Cabinet Ranges surround. On this “upside-down hill” you have a top to bottom run in before riding a chair!

Season & Hours of Operation:

Closed for the season, thanks for a great 20th year!

Days of operation: Wednesday-Sunday
Lifts spin: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Open February 20th for President’s Day and every day of Christmas Season, December 21st~January 1st.
Regular Season: November/December -April, snow dependent

General Stats:Patroller View

Over 1000 acres of National Forest
1440′ of vertical elevation
Top elevation: 6780′
Longest Run: 1.75 milesChairlifts:
Thunderhead-Double Chair
Olympic-Triple Chair
Crystal- Double Chair
Handle Tow

Lift Capacity: 3900 people/hour

Independence Terrain Park:




20′ long box, 6′ short box, Table Top and 2 rollers.

Average annual snowfall: 250″Blacktail Lodge from the slope

100% natural snow


15% Beginner
65% Intermediate
20% Expert