Maverick Mountain Ski Resort

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 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 Maverick Mountain Ski Resort.

Maverick Mountain Lodging:

Maverick Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Maverick Mountain has a total of 22 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 450 acres, Maverick Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 182 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Maverick Mountain's slopes see on average 160 inches (63 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 13 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
450(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
160"(63 cm)

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 6,800 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
8,820'(2,688 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,020'(616 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,800'(2,073 m)

Maverick Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
58.6out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Maverick Mountain's difficulty level of 58.6 is above average. 80% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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

Maverick Mountain has 450 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Maverick Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 35% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 45% as expert.
20%(90 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
35%(158 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%(203 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 Maverick Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Maverick Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 55% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Maverick Mountain Ski Resort Location

Maverick Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Polaris, MT.

Polaris, MT 59746 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
45.45000, -113.16000

Getting to Maverick Mountain Ski 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 AirportBTMButte, MT47 mi
Helena Regional AirportHLNHelena, MT98 mi
Bozeman Yellowstone International AirportBZNBozeman, MT100 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Discovery BasinAnaconda, MT8,158 ft66%71 mi
Kelly Canyon ResortMonteview, ID6,600 ft37%93 mi
Bald MountainKetchum, ID4,400 ft40%95 mi

Maverick Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation8,820 ft
Base Elevation6,800 ft
Vertical Drop2,020 ft
(20% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Skiable Acres450
Avg. Annual Snowfall160 inches
Maverick Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats