Teton Pass Ski Resort

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Northwestern Montana has plenty of rugged terrains features perfect for downhill skiing or riding, including the Teton Pass Ski Resort. Sitting on the Rocky Mountain Front, where the plains meet the eastern slopes of the Rockies, the alpine venue is back in business after staying closed between 2017 and 2019.

Traveling the Interstate Highway system means using I-15 to the east. Motorists will get closer using US Routes 89 or 287, both of which pass through Choteau, Montana. From there, visitors will drive Teton Canyon Road to the winter resort. The last 10 miles of the road are gravel, and visitors will not have cell service, so it is best to plan for potential issues. Great Falls International Airport is the closest airfield to Choteau at 54 miles away.

The Rocky Mountains, Montana Style

The Teton Pass Ski Resort offers a throwback to alpine fun before the ski boom turned everything into a corporate enterprise. As mentioned above, the roadway getting here consists of gravel for the last 10 miles. It is a daytime facility, so there is no overnight lodging. Guests will have to use accommodations at the 7 Lazy P - AirB&B six miles down the road or drive back to Choteau.

The Teton Pass Ski Resort day lodge offers the basics, such as bathrooms and a cafeteria with drinks and food for refueling. Other guest services at the base of the slopes include ski and snowboard rentals for either a full or half-day (reservations ahead of time are required). Guests can get half-day, daily, or season passes at the guest services area. In true Big Montana style, visitors can rent (you read that right) the Teton Pass Ski Resort for a day, making it a winter venue for a group of friends, family parties, and corporate events.

Staff is available for ski and snowboarding lessons, with sessions offered as private one-on-one pairings. That allows the instructor to focus on the learner's needs based on age, experience, and physical abilities. Children must be at least six years of age to qualify for lessons here.

Ride to the Top, Then Hike Some More

The Teton Pass Ski Resort sits in the western portion of Montana, and the region still gets moisture from the Pacific Northwest. Average annual snowfall amounts here reach 300 inches. That provides plenty of base for skiers and snowboarders to ride over, including those participating in events like the annual Jack and Jill Rando Race.

Teton Pass Ski Resort has a base elevation of 6,190 feet and a lift-serviced summit of 7,200 feet (an additional 1,300 feet of vertical above the lifts is accessible to hikers that access backcountry skiing). The 1,000-foot lift-served vertical provides all the potentials a skier or rider could want.

Teton Pass Ski Resort provides 400 skiable acres with dozens of trails that rate as green/beginner (35-percent), blue/intermediate (35-percent), and black diamond/advanced (30-percent). There are three lifts in use at the Teton Pass Ski Resort.

Teton Pass Ski Resort Snow forecast

  • Tuesday
    0 ft
    7 mph
  • Wednesday
    0.08 in rain
    Sun/clear sky
    6 mph
  • Thursday
    0.47 in rain
    4 mph

Facts about Teton Pass Ski Resort

Number of slopes:43
Easiest Green slopes:15%
Intermediate Blue slopes:35%
Advanced Black slopes:40%
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:10%

Lifts (Total: 3)
Chair lifts:1
Platter lift:2
Lift capacity:  1000 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Teton Pass Ski Resort Vertical drop
Highest Point: 7198 ft
Vertical drop: 1010 ft
Base Point: 6188 ft

Country: USA
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