Great Divide Ski Resort

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

Great Divide 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 Great Divide Ski Resort.

Great Divide Lodging:

Great Divide Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Great Divide has a total of 110 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,600 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 648 hectares, 3 square miles, or 6 square kilometers.

Great Divide's slopes see on average 180 inches (71 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 15 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,600(6 km2)
Annual Snowfall
180"(71 cm)

Great Divide Ski Resort Elevation

Great Divide Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,210 feet, or 2,198 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,880 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,330 feet (405 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Great Divide'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
7,210'(2,198 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,330'(405 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
5,880'(1,792 m)

Great Divide Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
54.2out of 100
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Great Divide 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 90% 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

Great Divide has 1,600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Great Divide is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 10% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 90%.
10%(160 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
45%(720 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
45%(720 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 Great Divide Ski Resort good for beginners?

Great Divide 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 90% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Great Divide Ski Resort Location

Great Divide Ski Resort is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Marysville, MT.

Marysville, MT 59640 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
46.20900, -74.58500

Getting to Great Divide Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Great Divide Ski Resort), its coordinates of 46.20900, -74.58500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Marysville, 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 large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Great Divide Ski Resort.

Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC65 mi
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON80 mi
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC157 mi

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 Great Divide.

Mont-Tremblant International AirportYTMLa Macaza, QC17 mi
Ottawa / Gatineau AirportYNDGatineau, QC67 mi
Montréal / Saint-Hubert AirportYHUMontréal, QC74 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Great Divide 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 Great Divide Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mont TremblantMont-Tremblant, QC2,871 ft62%0 mi
Mont BlancSaint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC1,902 ft49%9 mi
MaximiseSte-Agathe, QC1,400 ft0%17 mi
Ski GarceauSaint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC2,350 ft40%20 mi
Ski La RéserveSaint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC2,297 ft52%20 mi
Mont AvalancheSaint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC1,820 ft32%20 mi
Mont Alta, QC0 ft0%20 mi
Vallée BleueVal-David, QC1,419 ft37%22 mi
Belle NeigeVal-Morin, QC1,515 ft36%23 mi
Ski Mont SauvageVal-Morin, QC1,650 ft15%25 mi
Ski ChanteclerSainte-Adèle, QC1,499 ft46%26 mi
Sommet Morin HeightsMorin-Heights, QC1,523 ft41%26 mi
Sommet GabrielSainte-Adèle, QC1,420 ft50%29 mi
Mont HabitantSaint-Sauveur, QC1,151 ft34%30 mi
Sommet OlympiaPiedmont, QC1,523 ft36%30 mi
Sommet Saint-SauveurSaint-Sauveur, QC1,365 ft48%31 mi
Versant AvilaPiedmont, QC1,365 ft53%31 mi
Val Saint-CômeSaint-Côme, QC1,968 ft39%34 mi
Ski MontcalmLanaudière, QC1,115 ft28%38 mi
Mont RigaudRigaud, QC571 ft42%53 mi
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%56 mi
Mont Ste-MarieLac-Sainte-Marie, QC1,811 ft48%65 mi
Sommet EdelweissWakefield, QC1,148 ft32%72 mi
Mont CascadesCantley, QC1,286 ft35%74 mi
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%75 mi
VorlageWakefield, QC787 ft33%76 mi
Camp FortuneChelsea, QC650 ft38%78 mi
Val-Mauricie, QC380 ft5%89 mi
Vallée Du ParcShawinigan, QC1,017 ft39%90 mi

Great Divide Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation7,210 ft
Base Elevation5,880 ft
Vertical Drop1,330 ft
(10% Beginner,  45% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,600
Avg. Annual Snowfall180 inches
Great Divide Ski Resort Mountain Stats