Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Montana in USA. The resort is in the town of Lakeside, MT. We recently ranked all of Montana's ski resorts, so you can see where Blacktail Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Blacktail Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort.

Blacktail Mountain Lodging:

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Blacktail Mountain has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,500 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,012 hectares, 4 square miles, or 10 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
25
Ski Lift
Lifts
4
Skier
Skiable Acres
2,500(10 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,780 feet, or 2,066 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,340 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,440 feet (439 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Blacktail Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
6,780'(2,066 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,440'(439 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
5,340'(1,628 m)

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
42.2out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Blacktail Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 85% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Blacktail Mountain has 2,500 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Blacktail Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 15% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 85%.
Beginner
15%(375 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
70%(1,750 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
15%(375 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Blacktail Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 85% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort Location

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Lakeside, MT.

Address:
Lakeside, MT 59922 USA
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Website:
blacktailmountain.com/

GPS Coordinates:
48.00000, -114.36000

Getting to Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 48.00000, -114.36000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Lakeside, MT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Blacktail Mountain.

NameCodeCityDistance
Glacier Park International AirportFCAKalispell, MT22 mi
Missoula International AirportMSOMissoula, MT76 mi
Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC129 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Whitefish MountainWhitefish, MT6,817 ft65%54 mi
Teton PassChoteau, MT7,200 ft32%68 mi
Montana SnowbowlMissoula, MT7,600 ft69%72 mi
Lookout PassMullan, ID5,650 ft44%72 mi
Turner MountainLibby, MT5,952 ft68%85 mi

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation6,780 ft
Base Elevation5,340 ft
Vertical Drop1,440 ft
Trails25
(15% Beginner,  70% Intermediate,  15% Expert)
Lifts4
Skiable Acres2,500
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats