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Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

P.O. Box 1090, Blacktail Mountain, Lakeside, MT 59922
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Lakeside
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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Kila, Montana, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice little ski area. Being the north side, the snow is almost always great. Plus it does NOT get the fog that the other "local" ski area will get. It has that great family feeling, everyone is so friendly. Hardly any crowds... just love the area. It also has great deals.

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Lakeside, Montana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We can take our 4 boys up here and let them have the run of the mountain without worries! The staff is friendly and caring, and the restaurant on the top floor of the lodge is great! Nice not having to worry about snobs on these slopes!

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Missoula, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This ski resort is mainly for beginners to intermediate skiers. It's a little weak if you're an expert but not too shabby. There are quite a bit of rock jumps/mild cliffs that were pretty nice. The chairlifts are pretty dingy if you ask me. But the lines for the chairlifts were extremely small. I went on a Saturday and there... More

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Presque Isle, Maine, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A smaller ski area, but a good value for what you get. I'd say Blacktail's strengths include snow quality, views, and tree skiing. The views to the east and north are wonderful. Also, with its northeast aspect, snow quality is good. And low crowds mean untouched snow stays for longer. One downside is the long dirt road to get to... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

After skiing/boarding another nearby mountain to the north, we decided to try this location on a Sunday. We had a great time, the staff was very friendly & treated us like old friends and we didn't have to empty the bank to have a great day here. There were no line ups for the lifts and has runs for all... More

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Great Falls, MT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Fun family hill with amazing views, since the lodge sits on top of the hill. Majority of the runs are groomers, not much variety for terrain. Good for going fast! Burger in the upper resturant was one of the most amazing ski burgers we've had so far. Bar was extemely nice looking with good atmosphere.

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Some rig, Somewhere
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Blacktail is a wonderful spot. Fun runs and good trees are to be found. In the shadow of Big Mountain this is a fantastic spot to get away and be away from big crowds. The liftees seem to always be smiling and wishing you a great day and the folks working inside are fun and friendly. Don't forget to enjoy... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We visited the Kalispell area the week before Christmas and skied at both Whitefish and Blacktail. We loved both resorts, but for different reasons. Whitefish is more developed, more runs, longer runs, more commercial (but not too much, by any means). Blacktail is all natural snow, smaller, less people, excellent food, and great people! It is basically more old school... More

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Whitefish, Mt.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I live close to Whitefish Mountain Resort so I have a pass there and ski there often. But I like to go down to Blacktail every so often to relive how ski resorts used to be: very friendly, even personal staff, good reasonably priced food, and good Montana powder. I went there on Christmas day and there was sunshine, dry... More

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Thompson Falls
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Blacktail is one of those local ski resorts that you hear about. For only having three lifts they cover a large terrain. The slopes face north so you get good spring skiing free of ice. They have a couple of good green runs but are filled with a lot of blue runs. The chalet is friendly and has good lunch... More

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