Bear Paw Ski Bowl

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

Bear Paw Ski Bowl 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 Bear Paw Ski Bowl.

Bear Paw Ski Bowl Lodging:

Bear Paw Ski Bowl Terrain Overview

Bear Paw Ski Bowl has a total of 11 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Bear Paw Ski Bowl is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 80 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 32 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
80(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Bear Paw Ski Bowl Elevation

Bear Paw Ski Bowl has a summit elevation of 5,280 feet, or 1,609 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,200 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,080 feet (329 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Bear Paw Ski Bowl'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
5,280'(1,609 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,080'(329 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,200'(1,280 m)

Bear Paw Ski Bowl Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
49.7out of 100
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Bear Paw Ski Bowl 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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

Bear Paw Ski Bowl has 80 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Bear Paw Ski Bowl is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
25%(20 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
25%(20 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
50%(40 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 Bear Paw Ski Bowl good for beginners?

Bear Paw Ski Bowl 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Bear Paw Ski Bowl Location

Bear Paw Ski Bowl is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Harve, MT.

Harve, MT 59501 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
48.16400, -109.67000

Getting to Bear Paw Ski Bowl

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bear Paw Ski Bowl), its coordinates of 48.16400, -109.67000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Harve, 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 Bear Paw Ski Bowl.

Lewistown Municipal AirportLWTLewistown, MT78 mi
Great Falls International AirportGTFGreat Falls, MT92 mi
Medicine Hat AirportYXHMedicine Hat, AB137 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bear Paw Ski Bowl, 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 Bear Paw Ski Bowl.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance

Bear Paw Ski Bowl Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation5,280 ft
Base Elevation4,200 ft
Vertical Drop1,080 ft
(25% Beginner,  25% Intermediate,  50% Expert)
Skiable Acres80
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Bear Paw Ski Bowl Mountain Stats