Blacktail Mountain Ski Area 

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Skiing with the family doesn’t have to be a mind-numbing experience. With its euphoria-inducing views of Flathead Lake and the Mission range, Blacktail Mountain makes any day of cruising groomers a happy day indeed. Whether you’re looking for a chill day on the slopes or an escape from Missoula’s inversion, whether you’re just learning to ski or keeping a novice company, Blacktail has the proverbial “something for everyone.”

The area’s 200 acres may be small, but the terrain boasts a good 1,440 feet of vertical. Located just outside of Lakeside on the western shore of Flathead Lake, Blacktail attracts locals who don’t feel the need to go clear up to Whitefish for a decent day of skiing.

At Blacktail, you can take turns speeding down the ultra-long intermediate Lakeside and Blacktail runs and working up a sweat in the Glades. There’s just enough variation to keep things interesting. Once you’ve had enough activity for one day, hit Muley’s for grub and warming beverages. The restaurant offers $2 Kokanee pounders on Sundays through February, and if you’re lucky, you might just hit a night with live music. Sounds like a good end to a laid-back day.

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Neighborhood:  Flathead

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SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH:

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

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Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/13/2013 at 10:30 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH:
Half an inch of snow fell overnight and temperatures have cooled to a more normal seasonal level. The lower part of the mountain has been closed and Crystal is not open. Snow conditions are mostly machine groomed. It's currently 29 degrees with unlimited visibility and a wind speed of 5 mph. The snow depth is at 72 inches. This is the last weekend of the season for Blacktail.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 04/06/2013 at 8:31 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 30th:
Just a trace of new snow overnight, but the groomers worked hard to lay corduroy on these spring conditions. Temperatures are going to warm up fast today in the sunshine. It's currently 30 degrees with calm winds and unlimited visibility. The snow depth is at 80 inches.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/30/2013 at 8:04 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD:
Four new inches of snow overnight, that really good lake-effect snow, you know, and six inches in the last 24 hours. Snow conditions: powder, packed powder, and machine groomed. It's currently 11 degrees with calm winds and unlimited visibility. What makes powder skiing even better? Blue bird skies. The snow depth is 81 inches.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/23/2013 at 9:48 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH:
There's been a trace of new snow overnight. Visibility is in and out, around 200 yards, and breezy on top of the mountain. Stick to te groomers this morning until that spring firm pack starts to soften up. It's currently 28 degrees with a settled bast of 73 inches on the mountain.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/16/2013 at 9:22 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH:
No new snow in the last day. Sunny skies are in the forecast, so it's an ideal day to work on your goggle tan. Surface conditions include packed powder and machine groomed with a snow depth of 77 inches. Today's college day, so bring your college ID and pay the half day rate of $30 for all day skiing.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/09/2013 at 7:44 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND:
No new snow overnight and SPRING-LIKE conditions. Currently it's 28 degrees with winds 5 to 10 mph and unlimited visibility. Don't get too comfortable in your spring fever, though. The cold and snow will be back tomorrow!
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 03/02/2013 at 8:13 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD:
Three new inches of snow fell overnight at Blacktail. Enjoy powder, packed powder, and machine groomed surface conditions. Winds at 10 miles per hour and a temperature of 16 degrees. Visibility is reduced due to falling snow.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 02/23/2013 at 8:37 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH:
No new snow overnight, but forecasters are promising it's coming. Clouds will start to build this afternoon and snow all through Sunday. Keep doing your snow dance, people. Conditions today: packed powder and machine groomed. Light winds, 25 degrees, and unlimited visibility for now. There's a base of 72 inches. Blacktail will also be open this Monday!
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 02/16/2013 at 6:42 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9th:
Just a trace of new snow for the morning, but light snow should fall all afternoon and evening. Clear skies so far with a current temperature of 15 degrees and winds at five to ten mpr. Expect machine groomed and packed powder snow conditions. Base of 72 inches. The terrain park added three new jumps. Celebrate Mardis Gras with live music and authentic Louisiana dishes all weekend, including gumbo, frog legs, oysters and alligator.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 02/09/2013 at 7:15 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND:

No new snow overnight, but there's still pockets of powder to be found and corduroy to enjoy! High clouds, unlimited visibility, winds blowing at 10 mpr.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 02/02/2013 at 8:15 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 26th:
An inch and a half of freshies fell last night and it is still dumping at Blacktail. It's 27 degrees with light winds, but a visibility of only 400 yards. But hey, here's some motivation: today is Winterfest, and the Family Cup Race is on, so get your team together. Ski demos are also taking place on the mountain today courtesy of Sportsman Ski Haus.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 01/26/2013 at 9:47 AM

SNOW REPORT FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH:
No new snow today, but the groomers spent all last night laying out the corduroy for your
cruising pleasures. High today is 27 degrees with light winds, but gusts around 11 mph.
Enjoy a 69-inch base and unlimited visibility today.
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Posted by Jessica Murri on 01/19/2013 at 6:59 AM
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