Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, MT, Joins the Indy Pass | Now Offers 81 Resorts Worldwide

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By adding a third Montana resort to its strong line-up in the Northern Rockies Indy Pass expands to 81 partner mountains

The Indy Pass has added Montana ski area Blacktail Mountain to its growing list of resorts in the Northern Rockies bringing its total in North America to 77 and 81 worldwide.

Rising above the idyllic Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Montana, Blacktail Mountain offers an impressive 1000 acres,1440 vertical feet, and 250 inches of feather-light Salish Mountain powder. The ski area was founded in 1998 by long-time ski resort veteran, Steve Spencer and is now managed by his daughter, Jessi Wood. Blacktail was recently purchased by Indy Pass resort Mission Ridge who plans to keep the existing management team in place.

“We are very excited to join the Indy Pass coalition and look forward to welcoming Indy Pass holders from all over the country to Flathead Valley where they can experience our abundant snow, unique terrain, and down-home Montana hospitality.”

– Jessi Wood

The Flathead Valley is famous as the gateway to Glacier National Park and is home to many mountain communities with numerous lodging options. Kalispell is the regional commerce center just 45 minutes from Blacktail. Other Montana resorts on the Indy Pass include Lost Trail Powder Mountain and Red Lodge. Blacktail Mountain will be restricted to only Indy+ Pass holders over Christmas, MLK, and Presidents Weekend holidays.

Current Prices:

Indy Pass – Adult $329, Kids 12-and-under $139

  • Indy+ – Adult $429, Kids $189 (no blackouts)
  • Indy AddOn – Adult $229, Kids $119
  • Indy+ AddOn – Adult $329, Kids $169
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Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, MT.

About the Indy Pass:

In its third season, the Indy Pass is the fastest-growing multi-mountain pass in North America. It offers 81 resorts across the US, Canada, and Japan, each providing two days of skiing or riding for an affordable price. Indy Pass resorts are independent and uniquely authentic, and many are owned and operated by multi-generational families.



  • ALASKA — Eaglecrest Ski Area
  • ALBERTA — Castle Mountain Resort, Ski Marmot Basin
  • ARIZONA — Sunrise Park Ski Area
  • BRITISH COLUMBIA — Apex Mountain Resort, Manning Park, Sovereign Lake, Sasquatch Mountain
  • CALIFORNIA — China Peak, Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Snow Valley
  • IDAHO — Brundage Mountain, Silver Mountain, Tamarack Resort, Pomerelle, Soldier Mountain
  • OREGON – Hoodoo, Mt. Ashland
  • MONTANA — Blacktail Mountain, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Red Lodge Mountain
  • UTAH — Beaver Mountain, Eagle Point, Powder Mountain
  • WASHINGTON — 49 Degrees North, Hurricane Ridge, Mission Ridge, White Pass
  • WYOMING — Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Area, Antelope Butte


  • IOWA — Seven Oaks, Sundown Mountain
  • MICHIGAN — Big Powderhorn Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mountain, Pine Mountain Resort, Shanty Creek, Swiss Valley Ski Area
  • MINNESOTA — Lutsen Mountains, Spirit Mountain, Powder Ridge Winter Recreation, Detroit Mountain, Buck Hill
  • SOUTH DAKOTA — Terry Peak Ski Area
  • WISCONSIN — Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin, The Rock Snowpark


  • CONNECTICUT — Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
  • MASSACHUSETTS — Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Catamount Mountain Resort*
  • MAINE — Saddleback Mountain
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE — Cannon Mountain, Pats Peak, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley
  • NEW YORK — Catamount Mountain Resort*, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Swain Resort, Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Titus Mountain, West Mountain
  • NORTH CAROLINA — Cataloochee Ski Area
  • PENNSYLVANIA — Blue Knob Resort, Montage Mountain, Shawnee Mountain
  • TENNESSEE — Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area
  • VERMONT — Bolton Valley Resort, Magic Mountain, Suicide Six, Jay Peak Resort
  • VIRGINIA — Bryce Resort, Massanutten Resort
  • WEST VIRGINIA — Canaan Valley Ski Resort, Winterplace Ski Resort
  • *Catamount straddles NY/MA border


  • Okunakayama Kogen – Ninohe District, Iwate
  • Geto Kogen – Kitakami, Iwate
  • Shimokura/Pandora – Hachimantai, Iwate
  • Tazawako – Semboku, Akita

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