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Exposure: Mostly Southern, SW, SE, with some W, and NW on the LaVelle Chair


Snowbowl receives ~300 inches of snow per/year, and tends to get the most snow in late December into early January, and late February into March and April

Non Stop flights from: Chicago (United Express), Denver (United Express), Las Vegas (Allegiant), Los Angeles (Allegiant), Minneapolis (Delta): Phoenix-Mesa (Allegiant); Salt Lake City (Delta); San Francisco (United Express); Seattle (Horizon)
Take exit 101 (Reserve Street) off of I-90. Drive North 3 miles on Grant Creek Road (North of the Interstate Reserve becomes Grant Creek Road), turn left onto Snowbowl Road, then six miles to Snowbowl. The road has been greatly improved, and is plowed and sanded daily, however, carry traction devices for snow and ice. The road is not paved and often develops potholes during the course of the season.

Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Gelandesprung Lodge at Snowbowl




Gelandesprung is a slopeside, European-style lodge with shared and private baths; hot tub; and kitchen facilities.  Email your requested dates and room types


Ski Packages: $55 - $87

Room only:

$40 - $82

Entire Hotel:


Super 8 Motel Reserve
4703 N. Reserve, Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 549-1199


Services on site: Airport shuttle with 24 hour notice, coffee and superstart breakfast, auto plug-ins, remote control TV with HBO, bus parking. 20 minutes to Snowbowl.


Ski package: $65 per person/double occupancy (includes lift ticket)

C'mon Inn

2775 Expo Parkway, Missoula, Montana 59808

(406) 543-4600

Conveniently located at Grant Creek Road & I-90, close to the ski hill. Pool & hot tubs, free continental breakfast, exercise room. Walking distance to Snowbowl bus service.  

Ski Package: $80 per person/double occupancy (includes lift ticket)

Ruby's Inn

4825 N. Reserve, Missoula, MT 59808
406-721-0990, 1-800/221-2057 

Conveniently located, free full hot "skiers" breakfast buffet, free WIFI, business center, free popcorn, soup and dessert in the evening, pillow-top mattresses, pet friendly, creekside picnic area, outdoor grill. Free airport shuttle.   Ski package: $76.00 per person/double occupancy (includes lift ticket)


At Snowbowl: The Last Run Inn: Outstanding rock oven pizza, hearty soups, and dinner specials, full bar (minors require adult supervision)


In Snowbowl Lodge The Double Diamond Cafe: breakfast and lunch, cafeteria style service


Sean Kelly's The Stone of Accord

4951 N Reserve St

Missoula, MT 59808-1403

(406) 830-3210


MacKenzie River Pizza Co

5210 Grant Creek Rd

Missoula, MT 59808 

(406) 721-0099


Charlie B's -- named one of America's Best Bars 2010 by Esquire Magazine 

428 North Higgins Avenue 

Missoula, MT 59802

(406) 549-3589



5260 Grant Creek Rd

Missoula, MT 59808

(406) 721-2712




Lift Tickets




Five new runs cut in the last two years!

November 27, 2010 Tentative Opening Day for 10-11 Ski Season -Weather Permitting--Snowbowl will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the beginning of the season.


Snowbowl will be open daily starting Friday, December 18, 2010 through February 28th 2011


December 20: Army Appreciation Day at the Bowl Come up and register for a chance to win a U. S. Army Revolution snowboard and a 2010-2011 season pass to Snowbowl. Call 406-728-5024 for more information.


December 25, 2010 – Closed for Christmas. Happy Holidays.


December 27, 28 &29: Snowbowl Ski School Holiday session. Three day program for kids of all ages and abilities.


Learn to Ski Tuesdays: Tuesdays in January are days with special prices half priced rentals, half price lessons (group and non-requested privates), half price GSF learn to ski-ride package and free use of the beginner tow. Starting January 4th and continuing through January 25, 2011.


January 7 & 8, 2011: Kids’ Six-Week Program Begins with Orientation and Registration You’ll meet our instructors. We’ll help you decide what program is best for your kid(s) with free mini lessons and skiing on beginner lifts-9:30 to 11:00am both days. This will be first day of the program followed by six regular days ending in the weekend of February 19th and 20th.


January 7, 2011: For Women Only Begins. FWO was designed by women skiers for women skiers! Friday afternoons for six-weeks. Take the afternoon off, ski with your friends or make some new ones and become a better skier.


January 15, 16 & 17, 2011: Northern Division Freestyle Event. This event, sanctioned by the USSA, draws the best skiers in the area for moguls, freestyle competition and jumping.


January XX, 2011 : Alpine Evening Race Series Begins. Wednesday nights Contact: Deb Demmons at 258-5260 or debdem@Q.com.


February 3, 2011: Telemark Evening Race Series Begins. Thursday evenings, contact: Gates Watson-gwatson@conservationfund.org.


February 11, 12 & 13, 2011:MSEF Classic Three days of Slalom races Slalom ski racing on Sunrise Bowl Friday, Saturday and Sunday featuring some of the best young skiers in the region. Sponsored by Missoula Ski Education Foundation and U.S.S.A. sanctioned


February 26 & 27, 2011: Snowbowl Cup Gelande Championship. This event features spectacular ski jumping of up to 200 feet using alpine equipment. This event attracts national media as well as jumpers from all over the U.S. $8000 cash purse. Annually, the last weekend of February.


Snowbowl will be closed Tuesdays after February 28th--other weekdays maybe dropped in the late part of the season.


March 5 & 6, 2011: Twenty-second Annual Snowboard Jam. Banked slalom and Rail Jam contests. Sponsored by Edge of the World Board Shop.


March 19, 2011: Best of the Bowl. Popular end-of-the-year race to find out who the best skiers, with Alpine, Telemark and Snowboard divisions judged on speed and style down the Grizzly Chute.


March 27, 2011: North Dakota Downhill. Slide and glide contest on the North Dakota Downhill trail. Registration is free; there are lots of prizes and fun for all ages and abilities.


April 3, 2011: Last Day of Skiing. Last day of skiing for the 2010-11 season. Free Barbecue for skiers on the last day!


Town Pump

2210 N Reserve St, Missoula

(406) 728-3219

  • This Town Pump tends to be the cheapest gas in Missoula 


Montana Snowbowl

Snow Bowl is built on two peaks and has 2,600 feet of continuous vertical drop. Paradise is a 3 mile long cruiser. Grizzly rolls down 2,000 feet through steep terrain. There are plenty of un-named winders through the forest. Ski or ride all day long, from open to close, and never take the same line twice.

Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
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Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Total number of lifts
Lifts-Total lift capacity3400/hr.
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run3 miles
General-Base elevation5000'
General-Vertical drop2600'
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds
General-Snow making coverage
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: steeps, good trees, good snow, uncrowded and awesome pizza

Cons: slow chairlifts

This small resort is what skiing is all about. It's family run no glitz and glamour it's about the skiing and being there with friends. This resort has turned out several members of the US Freestyle ski team as well as one Olympic Gold Medalist. Not bad for a Mom and Pop operation. Snowbowl has lots of steeps and with the slow chairs you can find powder stashes for a few days after a storm rolls through. It's easy to get to and only a few miles from downtown Missoula. It's a fun place.