Great Divide Ski Area, Montana

Great Divide Ski Area
One of the Largest Mountains in Region

The Great Divide Snowsports Area is located in Marysville, between Montana's Capital City of Helena and Great Falls.

Over the past few years, Great Divide has grown from a local favorite to one of the largest and most diverse areas in the region. Great Divide has added 68 trails and glades of backcountry type terrain to its array of classic ski slopes and remote cornices, cliffs, chutes, and glades.

Skiers and riders will find 137 named trails and five open areas with 1600 acres of "go anywhere" type terrain severed by 5 double chairlifts and one beginner tow.

There are numerous glades and open parks available, and there's night skiing Friday nights.

Friendly instructors will teach kids (3 and older) and adults alike. Free lessons for first-time riders age six and older are offered daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. by signing up at the Ski School desk or calling ahead.

A pro shop carrying a complete line of "I forgot it" supplies is on the premises, and lunches and snacks can be had on the mountain. A large rental operation offers shaped ski sets, snowboard sets, and skiboards to fill all your equipment needs.

A number of motels and bed and breakfasts to suit any price range can be found nearby.

To get to Great Divide, take I-15 to Exit 200 between Helena and Great Falls, then west on Montana Highway 279 for 9 miles to Marysville Road, then 7 miles. Great Divide is 22 miles from Helena and 95 miles from Great Falls.

Mountain Statistics for Great Divide Ski Area
Base Elevation: 5,880 ft (1,792 meters)
Summit Elevation: 7,210 ft (2,198 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,330 ft (405 m)
Skiable Area: 1,600 acres (648 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 180 in (457 cm)
Longest Run: 15,840 ft (4,828 m)
Snowmaking: 20 %
Number of Lifts: 6
Uphill Lift Capacity: 2,300 per hour
Types of Lifts: 5 Double Chairs
1 Beginner tow
Number of Trails: 110
Trail Ratings for Great Divide Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 15%
More Difficult: More Difficult 35%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 35%
Experts Only: Experts Only 15%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Great Divide Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes