Showdown Montana Ski Resort

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

Showdown Montana 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 Showdown Montana Ski Resort.

Showdown Montana Lodging:

Showdown Montana Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Showdown Montana has a total of 34 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 640 acres, Showdown Montana Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 259 hectares, 1 square miles, or 3 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
640(3 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Showdown Montana Ski Resort Elevation

Showdown Montana 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 6,800 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,400 feet (427 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
8,200'(2,499 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,400'(427 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,800'(2,073 m)

Showdown Montana Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
43.8out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Showdown Montana 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 70% 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

Showdown Montana has 640 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Showdown Montana is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(192 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
40%(256 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
30%(192 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 Showdown Montana Ski Resort good for beginners?

Showdown Montana 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.

Showdown Montana Ski Resort Location

Showdown Montana Ski Resort is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Neihart, MT.

Neihart, MT 59465 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
46.84000, -110.69000

Getting to Showdown Montana Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Showdown Montana Ski Resort), its coordinates of 46.84000, -110.69000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Neihart, 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 Showdown Montana.

Great Falls International AirportGTFGreat Falls, MT55 mi
Lewistown Municipal AirportLWTLewistown, MT59 mi
Helena Regional AirportHLNHelena, MT63 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Showdown Montana 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 Showdown Montana Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Bridger BowlBozeman, MT8,700 ft72%70 mi
Lost Trail PowderSula, MT8,200 ft46%81 mi
Discovery BasinAnaconda, MT8,158 ft66%85 mi

Showdown Montana Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation8,200 ft
Base Elevation6,800 ft
Vertical Drop1,400 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres640
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Showdown Montana Ski Resort Mountain Stats