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 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 Turner Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Turner Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Turner Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Turner Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Turner Mountain has a total of 22 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, 1.6 square miles, or 4.0 square kilometers.
Turner Mountain's slopes see on average 200 inches (5.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
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.
Turner Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
70.4out 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.
Skiable Terrain 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.Seeing as Turner Mountain is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 90% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 10% of its skiable acres as beginner terrain.
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 Turner Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Turner Mountain Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 60% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.
Turner Mountain Ski Resort Location
Turner Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Libby, MT.
Libby, MT 59923 USA
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Getting to Turner Mountain Mountain 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 Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||195 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 Airport||YXC||Cranbrook, BC||71 mi|
|Glacier Park International Airport||FCA||Kalispell, MT||81 mi|
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||89 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.
|Schweitzer Mountain||Sandpoint, ID||6,400 ft||69%||32 mi|
|Silver Mountain||Kellogg, ID||6,300 ft||60%||43 mi|
|Whitefish Mountain||Whitefish, MT||6,817 ft||67%||65 mi|
|Mt. Spokane||Mead, WA||5,889 ft||51%||69 mi|
|Salmo Ski Hill||Salmo, BC||3,100 ft||34%||72 mi|
|Fernie Alpine Resort||Fernie, BC||7,000 ft||66%||73 mi|
|Kimberley Alpine Resort||Kimberly, BC||6,500 ft||62%||76 mi|
|Lookout Pass||Mullan, ID||5,650 ft||45%||79 mi|
|Whitewater||Nelson, BC||6,709 ft||69%||79 mi|
|Castle Mountain||Pincher Creek, AB||7,463 ft||82%||80 mi|
Turner Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,952 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,842 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,110 ft|
(10% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 60% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|