Mountain Stats

chairsunriseIn 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. With our lodge and parking located at the top of the mountain, even beginners get to experience the best snow and spectacular views.  At Blacktail, step out of your car and get a top to bottom run in before riding a chair!

General Stats:12-25-patrol

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″Lodge

100% natural snow


15% Beginner
65% Intermediate
20% Expert