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Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Ski lift in 2008
Ski lift in 2008
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is located in Montana
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Location in Montana
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is located in the United States
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Location in the United States
Location Lakeside, Montana
Nearest city Kalispell, Montana
Coordinates 48°00′47″N 114°14′49″W / 48.01306°N 114.24694°W / 48.01306; -114.24694
Top elevation 6789 ft
Base elevation 5236 ft
Runs 26
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 15% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 70% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 15% advanced
Longest run 1.75 miles
Lift system 1 Triple, 2 Double, 1 Handle Tow
Snowfall 250 inches
Website Official website:

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is an alpine ski area in northwestern Montana rising above the western shore of Flathead Lake.

Lifts and Trails

Blacktail mountain has four ski lifts, one triple chair, two double chairs, and one handle tow. The triple chair, called Olympic, runs up the centre of the ski area, with the two double chairs, Thunderhead and Crystal, to the west and east of Olympic, respectively. The rope tow runs on a small training hill for beginner skiers. The ski area has 26 runs, 15% beginner, 65% intermediate, 20% expert, and also includes a terrain park. Two of the expert trails run through an open field of trees that can be skied through.


The Blacktail Mountain lodge is equipped with a ski rental service, a dining area, and a restaurant. A PDF file of the ski rental form can be found online.


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