Showdown: the oldest ski area in Montana


Seems that Montana hasn’t been getting a whole lot of snow this year and it’s sort of put some Montana ski season pass holders in a bind — That is — Until Showdown stepped up to lend a hand.

Showdown ended up getting enough snow this year to open up (a little late) around Christmas time.

As is the case here in Montana, we are usually always looking out for our neighbors and with some Montana ski areas still closed due to a lack of snow, Showdown is offering free lift tickets for season pass holders of several other ski areas.

The tickets will be given to any current season pass holder of Montana Snowbowl, Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, Maverick, Turner, and Teton Pass.

Also, The Edith Hotel in White Sulphur Springs is offering a 15% discount to all season ticket holders whose ski area is not open yet so out-of-town skiers can overnite for less if they want to.

Showdown boasts one triple chair, two double chairs and a “magic carpet” conveyor for beginners and is only about 60 miles south of Great Falls.

Call or write Showdown to learn more:

Call: 406-236-5522
Snow Phone: 406-771-1300

Visit Showdown online at:

Showdown Mountain Cams are live and online:

Learn more about The Edith Hotel:

Showdown Montana began as Kings Hill ski area in 1936 — the first to open in Montana — but little information exists about its early formation near the mining community of Neihart. Back then, like most ski areas being formed, skiing was a social activity organized by a club. For Kings Hill the club was located in Great Falls.


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