Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Montana in USA. The resort is in the town of Sula, MT. We recently ranked all of Montana's ski resorts, so you can see where Lost Trail Powder stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Lost Trail Powder is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
Lost Trail Powder Lodging:
Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Lost Trail Powder has a total of 50 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 900 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 364 hectares, 1 square miles, or 4 square kilometers.
Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort Elevation
Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,200 feet, or 2,499 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,400 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,800 feet (549 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 8,200 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort Difficulty Level
46.5out of 100
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
Lost Trail Powder has 900 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Lost Trail Powder is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
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 Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort good for beginners?
Lost Trail Powder 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort Location
Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Sula, MT.
Sula, MT 59871 USA
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Getting to Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.69000, -111.06000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Sula, 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 Lost Trail Powder.
|Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport||BZN||Bozeman, MT||8 mi|
|Bert Mooney Airport||BTM||Butte, MT||72 mi|
|Helena Regional Airport||HLN||Helena, MT||77 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Lost Trail Powder 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 Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort.
|Bridger Bowl||Bozeman, MT||8,700 ft||72%||13 mi|
|Big Sky Resort||Big Sky, MT||11,166 ft||82%||32 mi|
|Discovery Basin||Anaconda, MT||8,158 ft||66%||70 mi|
|Showdown Montana||Neihart, MT||8,200 ft||44%||81 mi|
|Red Lodge Mountain||Red Lodge, MT||9,416 ft||67%||93 mi|
Lost Trail Powder Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,200 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,400 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,800 ft|
(20% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|