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Address: Missoula, MT 59807
Phone Number: 406-549-9777

Montana's popular ski area features the "Paradise," a three-mile...

Montana's popular ski area features the "Paradise," a three-mile long scenic trail, and the "Grizzly," which drops skiers 2,000 vertical feet through steep terrain. Beginners will find slim pickings, but the pros will have a blast with the numerous offerings at this 950-acre skiers' haven.

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Great for huckleberry picking & lunch

Beautiful views, great pizza place and lots of huckleberries. Be sure to know that lift in summer stops pretty early (like 5pm) and last pizza order is also early, 5:30pm on day... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 5, 2016
Emily C
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Missoula, Montana
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73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the bowl. A lot of folks call it the little Jackson Hole. Plenty of challenging terrain. This is a mom and pop, old west style hill. Whiners should go somewhere else. Put your big boy (or girl) pants on and get ready to ski. The lifts are slow, grooming and snow making aren't always what we'd like. That... More 

Thank Shawn M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The summer time trip up to snowbowl was great! Cool mountain road to get up there, chairlift was relaxing and beautiful! A Huckleberry vodka lemonade on the deck at the bar was delightful. Great place to visit. You can walk down, chairlift down, or rent mountain bikes down.... also a zipline option is offered.

Thank lyounglove
North Carolina
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a day at Snowbowl this past winter. My biggest negative complaint was the lack of trail signage. The runs were fairly decent, but you almost never knew what trails you were on. Towards the end we found ourselves on a black diamond, which wasn't ideal! We made it down safe but lets say I don't... More 

Thank KS G
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Beautiful views, great pizza place and lots of huckleberries. Be sure to know that lift in summer stops pretty early (like 5pm) and last pizza order is also early, 5:30pm on day we were there.

1 Thank Emily C
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91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Big Shout Out to Matt and Will our zip lining guides. We had never tried this before and were a bit nervous, but up for the adventure. They show you everything you need to know, are super patient, and encouraging. This is a great adventure and not too expensive.

Thank berly24
Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

super nice folks, challenging hill, cheap lift tickets. Bar had fantastic pizza and a large selection of drinks. What more could you want?

Thank volkl156
Missoula, Montana
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84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

This is a small local ski hill more for the experienced skier. A friend and I went up here in March and can I just say it's the best snow I have seen all year from all over. They groomed some runs but left others un groomed for a nice powder day. It was midweek so not a lot of... More 

Thank MadeinMT64
Missoula, Montana
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

We ski here every winter, and recently stayed the night. Here is the rundown: LODGING: modest but clean, comfortable beds, warm and cozy. The shared kitchen is a nice plus. Truly ski-in, ski-out! SKIING: this is an expert hill, however, there are plenty of runs at the top for intermediate skiers, and a few for beginners. Beginners will find the... More 

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Sidney, Illinois
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

Usually, each winter I head for Big Sky Country to see friends and to ski. Montana Snowbowl is easy to get to, just off exit 101 on Interstate 90 north of Missoula, Montana. The lift ticket is 1/3 to 1/4th the price of a ticket in Colorado and major ski areas in the west. Furthermore, there is easy access to... More 

Thank Megaphone_Jeff
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232 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Great little mountain with excellent food. The food is a great deal and tasty. In the bar they have a wood fire pizza that you should get. I also demoed skies and had great treatment there too. Wish we lived closer everyone we met were friendly and welcoming.

Thank MomFromOrondo

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