Blacktail Mountain, MT, Joins Powder Alliance For 22/23

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Blacktail Mountain, MT, base. Credit: Supplied

Looking for new mountains to explore? The Powder Alliance is proud to announce the addition of its latest resort, Blacktail Mountain, in Lakeside, Montana. Established in 1998, Blacktail is Montana’s newest resort and voted #4 Small Ski Area In North America by On The Snow’s “Visitor Choice” poll.

“Blacktail is thrilled to join the Powder Alliance. Lakeside, MT, has been secretly enjoying this gem since 1998 and we can’t wait to share our mountain with new visitors.”

– Jesse Wood, General Manager, Blacktail Mountain

Now spanning three countries and two hemispheres, the Powder Alliance is one of the world’s most powerful reciprocal season pass programs offering top-tier pass holders three FREE days each at 17 premier winter destinations.

Powder Alliance Resorts for 2022/23 include Angel Fire, NM, Bogus Basin, ID, Blacktail Mountain, MT, Castle Mountain Resort, AB Canada, China Peak, CA, Dodge Ridge, CA, Eaglecrest, AK, Kiroro, Japan, Loveland Ski Area, CO, Ski Marmot Basin, AB Canada,  Mission Ridge, WA, Mountain High, CA, Mt Hood Ski Bowl, OR, Sierra At Tahoe, CA, Silver Mountain, ID, Timberline, OR, and White Pass, WA.

Anytime season pass holders at each Powder Alliance resort receive three (3) days Sunday-Friday, non-holiday, at all the rest. That’s up to 48 FREE visits! For a complete listing of holidays & restrictions, visit

“We just made your winter road trip even better by adding an amazing, new Montana mountain.  Blacktail has the powder to impress you without the hustle & bustle of other major resorts.”

– John McColly, Powder Alliance

Blacktail Mountain is located above the town of Lakeside, Montana, overlooking Flathead Lake with easy access from Highway 93 South. Stretching deep into the National Forest, Blacktail offers 29 runs spread over 1,000 skiable acres. It is one of the few resorts in the country where you park at the top and ski an entire run down before ever getting on a chair.

The area offers terrain for every age and ability (15% beginner, 65% intermediate, 20% expert) plus a terrain park. Blacktail has four ski lifts, one triple chair, two double chairs, and one handle tow. Blacktail benefits from 250” of fresh snow annually, and two (2) of the expert trails run through open tree fields that can be skied.

With a top elevation of 6,676 Ft, Blacktail packs a 1,440 vertical drop and trails up to 1.5 miles long. Their average operating season is mid-December through mid-April. To learn more about Blacktail Mountain, visit their website at

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Blacktail Mountain trail map.

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