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Powder to the People

Skier Cody Townsend at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Photo: Brian Schott

GETTING TO MONTANA IS EASIER THAN EVER

Powder to the People

These days the cost of skiing and snowboarding simply exceeds the financial threshold of many working-class folks. One of the biggest cost hurdles is the price of a lift ticket, that requisite paper rectangle dangling from one's parka, giving access to the chairlifts and gondolas that whisk snowriders up mountains.

Montana bucks this national trend by serving up a wide assortment of extra-affordable skiing options. In fact the average cost for a Montana lift ticket is just $47! (adult/weekend). Many Montana areas offer FREE lift tickets to kids in the 6-10 and under window as well as to seniors in the 72-80 and up bracket. Mid-week passes are even less expensive at a number of Treasure state ski areas. Check out pricing and package specifics at VisitMT.com.

We look forward to assisting journalists who are interested in reporting on, or better yet, researching firsthand this so called Proletariat Powder. Montana - offering five star skiing and snowboarding experiences within reach of a working person's budget.

MONTANA HAS 15 SKI AND SNOWBOARD AREAS

Scattered across our spacious state; from top-shelf, amenity-chocked resorts like Whitefish Mountain and Big Sky/Moonlight, to our many down home, mom & pop areas such as Lost Trail, Showdown and Blacktail. These soulful, day-use mountains possess a relaxed charm that'll remind visitors why they fell in love with skiing in the first place.

22,000 ACRES WITH 1,027 NAMED RUNS

Provide expansive terrain opportunities and wide-open, uncrowded slopes. Not only is Montana skiing unusually affordable, skiers & riders experience unprecedented elbowroom: the Treasure State offers 23 acres per skier and rider.

And the clincher... untracked powder can often be found days after the last storm.

Photo Credit: Brian Schott, at Whitefish Mountain Resort, with skier Cody Townsend.