Turner Mountain Ski Resort

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

Turner 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 Turner Mountain Ski Resort.

Turner Mountain Lodging:

Turner Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Turner Mountain has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,000 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 405 hectares, 2 square miles, or 4 square kilometers.

Turner Mountain's slopes see on average 200 inches (79 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,000(4 km2)
Annual Snowfall
200"(79 cm)

Turner Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Turner Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,952 feet, or 1,814 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,842 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,110 feet (643 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Turner Mountain'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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
5,952'(1,814 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,110'(643 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,842'(1,171 m)

Turner Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
68.1out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Turner Mountain's difficulty level of 68.1 is above average. 90% 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

Turner Mountain has 1,000 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Turner Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 30% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 60% as expert.
10%(100 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
30%(300 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
60%(600 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 Turner Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Turner Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 40% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Turner Mountain Ski Resort Location

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

Libby, MT 59923 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
48.59300, -115.98400

Getting to Turner Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Turner Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 48.59300, -115.98400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Libby, 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 Turner Mountain Ski Resort.

Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB195 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 Turner Mountain.

Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC71 mi
Glacier Park International AirportFCAKalispell, MT81 mi
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC89 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Turner 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 Turner Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Schweitzer MountainSandpoint, ID6,400 ft67%32 mi
Silver MountainKellogg, ID6,300 ft58%43 mi
Whitefish MountainWhitefish, MT6,817 ft65%65 mi
Mt. SpokaneMead, WA5,889 ft49%69 mi
Salmo Ski HillSalmo, BC3,100 ft33%72 mi
Fernie Alpine ResortFernie, BC7,050 ft65%73 mi
KimberleyKimberly, BC6,500 ft60%76 mi
Lookout PassMullan, ID5,650 ft44%79 mi
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%79 mi
Castle MountainPincher Creek, AB7,463 ft79%80 mi

Turner Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation5,952 ft
Base Elevation3,842 ft
Vertical Drop2,110 ft
(10% Beginner,  30% Intermediate,  60% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,000
Avg. Annual Snowfall200 inches
Turner Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats