Since 1936, the ski hill in Montana's Little Belt Mountains has operated continuously - never missing a winter in 70 snows. Originally operated by Great Falls Ski Club, it started as King's Hill - where 50 cents bought rides up a rope tow powered by a gas-fired engine. From one rope tow, the skill hill grew to four lifts, a terrain park, and a family ski hill. For the past 35 years, owner George Willett and his family have run Showdown, adding its first new lift in 30 years this winter. This Sunday, Feb. 18, the resort throws its Birthday Bash with skolf, a scavenger hunt, and live music.
- 22 Resorts
- Consistent Snow
- Diverse destinations
- Resorts open before those of many other states
- Home to Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain