Maverick Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Montana in USA. The resort is in the town of Polaris, MT.
We recently ranked all of Montana's ski resorts, so you can see where Maverick Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Maverick Mountain 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 work with Maverick Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Maverick Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Maverick Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Maverick Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Maverick Mountain has a total of 24 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 425 acres, Maverick Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 172 hectares, 0.7 square miles, or 1.7 square kilometers.
Maverick Mountain's slopes see on average 160 inches (4.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet every year!
Maverick Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Maverick Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,820 feet, or 2,688 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 7,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,020 feet (616 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 8,820 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.
Maverick Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
51.8out 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
Maverick Mountain has 425 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Maverick Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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 Maverick Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Maverick 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Maverick Mountain Ski Resort Location
Maverick Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Polaris, MT.
Polaris, MT 59746 USA
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Getting to Maverick Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Maverick Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.45000, -113.16000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Polaris, 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 Maverick Mountain.
|Bert Mooney Airport||BTM||Butte, MT||47 mi|
|Helena Regional Airport||HLN||Helena, MT||98 mi|
|Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport||BZN||Bozeman, MT||100 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Maverick 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 Maverick Mountain Ski Resort.
|Discovery Basin||Anaconda, MT||8,158 ft||69%||71 mi|
|Kelly Canyon Resort||Monteview, ID||6,600 ft||38%||93 mi|
|Bald Mountain||Ketchum, ID||4,400 ft||41%||95 mi|
Maverick Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,820 ft|
|Base Elevation||7,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,020 ft|
(30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||160 inches|