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Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

Address: P.O. Box 1090, Blacktail Mountain, Lakeside, MT 59922
Phone Number: 406-844-0999
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Lakeside
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
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Missoula, Montana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We drove up to the cross country ski parking area and then took our mountain bikes on the main trail and then on the Alpine trail for a short peaceful ride. After that we hiked with the dogs on the back park of the Alpine trail and walked thru a cathedral of Larch trees that were changing color. The trails... More 

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Lakeside, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Three chair lifts, one rope tow, 2,100 verticle feet of drop. Plenty of runs for beginers to intermediate, only a couple of spots that will challange an expert. $35 for all day adult ticket is a bargain. They close on Mondays, so if it snows any time between Sunday night and Tuesday morning, the powder skiing is great. I have... More 

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Kila, Montana, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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