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 ticket 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. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Great Divide's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Great Divide around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Great Divide Mountain 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, 2.5 square miles, or 6.5 square kilometers.
Great Divide's slopes see on average 180 inches (5.5 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 15 feet every year!
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.
Great Divide Ski Resort Difficulty Level
54.2out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Marysville, MT.
Marysville, MT 59640 USA
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Getting to Great Divide Mountain 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 Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||65 mi|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||80 mi|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||157 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 Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||17 mi|
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||67 mi|
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||74 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.
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||62%||0 mi|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||49%||9 mi|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||17 mi|
|Ski Garceau||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,350 ft||40%||20 mi|
|Ski La Réserve||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,297 ft||52%||20 mi|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||31%||20 mi|
|Mont Alta||, QC||0 ft||0%||20 mi|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC||1,419 ft||36%||22 mi|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||36%||23 mi|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||25 mi|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||45%||26 mi|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||41%||26 mi|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||50%||29 mi|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||34%||30 mi|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||36%||30 mi|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||48%||31 mi|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC||1,365 ft||53%||31 mi|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC||1,968 ft||39%||34 mi|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||27%||38 mi|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||41%||53 mi|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||56 mi|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||47%||65 mi|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||32%||72 mi|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||35%||74 mi|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||20%||75 mi|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||33%||76 mi|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||38%||78 mi|
|Val-Mauricie||Shawinigan-Sud, QC||380 ft||5%||89 mi|
|Vallée Du Parc||Shawinigan, QC||1,017 ft||39%||90 mi|
Great Divide Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,210 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,880 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,330 ft|
(10% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 45% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||180 inches|