Real Montana

by: mab - Feb 5, 2013

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Cheap, Uncrowded, Comfortable

    Cons: Slow lift, No Real Steeps

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2013

Full review

Cool, funky little ski area in the middle of nowhere. Skied here on a sunny Sat. in Feb and there were maybe 150 people on the hill. It hadn't snowed in 2 days but there was still powder to be had right on the main runs. Not many really good skiers so the snow stays soft. The coverage was a little thin in places (they don't get all that much snow in a season) but good overall. If there is good coverage then the steep trees right down the front side skiers right of the chair (there is only 1 chair and it is painfully slow) look very inviting. Plenty of interesting terrain to keep anyone occupied for a day or two without repeating runs too often. The carpeted (floor walls and ceiling) base lodge is interesting, mostly because it doesn't reek of mold. This is the kind of ski area that reminds you of why you started skiing in the first place, simply for the fun of it. Great comraderie and a feeling of community.