Showdown is an alpine ski area located in the Little Belt Mountains in CentralMontana.
It is located just 65 miles southeast of Great Falls on U.S. 89, or fly via Delta, Northwest or Horizon into the Great Falls International Airport. It is near the Kings Hill Scenic Byway which snow removal crews work throughout the winter season to keep open for year round access. Accommodations and lodging range from vacation rentals, condo rentals to chalet rentals.
Showdown is Montana’s oldest ski area
and the secret to this place in addition to great skiing and snowboarding, is the friendly folk who work, live and visit here. Showdown has been open since 1936, offering a family friendly atmosphere and amazing all natural snow. Showdown’s base area elevation is 6,800 feet, higher than many other Montana ski area summits. Accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental and chalet rental choices are available year round to suit all budgets.
Children 6 and under can participate in Showdown's SKIwee and SKIwee Hot Shots programs. There is also a Kids Stuff Day Care Center. The Base Lodge features Johnny K's Cookshack, The Hole-in-the-Wall Saloon, Skiers Edge Pro Shop and Showdown Rental Shop. The summit building provides fantastic views and serves sandwiches, salads and hot or cold drinks.
Summer brings blankets of wildflowers, gurgling streams, deer, elk, moose, raptors and even black bears.
Just outside the accommodations, vacation rentals and chalet rentals visitors will find abundant recreation opportunities, including fly-fishing, mountain biking and hiking, as well as hundreds of miles of ATV and motorbike trails.
Showdown Montana Ski Area is in the heart of the Little Belt Mountain’s mountain bike trail system.
Hundreds of miles of Forest Service trail systems and forest service roads spider web out from Showdown, creating an amazing array of mountain biking opportunities for all abilities of riders. These trails and rides will take you through some of the finest and wildest country that Montana has to offer.
There is a variety of accommodation, vacation rental and chalet rental options are available in Neihart, Monarch, White Sulphur Springs or Great Falls.