Montana Ski Area to Close Wednesday and Thursday Due to Extreme Cold

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Showdown Montana will be closed Wednesday and Thursday due to extreme cold. Credit: Resort

Showdown Montana ski area said in a social media post that it would be closed on Wednesday, December 21, and Thursday, December 22, due to extreme cold weather.

High temperatures on those days will be in the negative teens, and negative 20s, and with wind chill could drop to between -30ºF and -45ºF, and even as low as -60ºF.

We will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 21 & Thursday, Dec. 22 due to the extreme cold weather that is forecasted. We will re-open on Friday, December 23rd, and be open every day through Monday, JANUARY 2 except Christmas Day.

That’s a BONUS DAY of Monday, January 2, since kids are still out of school! Sneak in one more day of skiing over the holiday break!

A lot of fun events happening up here over our Holiday Operations, click to link below to check them out!

Showdown Montana

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7-day forecast. Cold. Credit: NOAA

Temperatures are expected to warm a little towards the weekend with highs getting above zero on Friday. A wind chill warning is in effect until Friday morning.

…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY…
…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 AM MST
WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold wind chills.
Wind chills as low as 60 below zero. For the Winter Storm Warning,
heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 3 and 8
inches.

* WHERE…Gates of the Mountains and Little Belt and Highwood
Mountains.

* WHEN…For the Wind Chill Warning, until 11 AM MST Friday. For the
Winter Storm Warning, from Noon today to 11 AM MST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will
likely become slick and hazardous. Exposed skin may become quickly
frostbitten or frozen.

Showdown is the oldest resort in Montana, first opening in 1936.

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Showdown Montana trail map.

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