Montana Snowbowl

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Montana Snowbowl
Snowbowl's Bowl.jpg
Location Missoula County, Montana
Nearest city Missoula, Montana
Top elevation 7,600 ft (2,320 m)
Base elevation 5,000 ft (1,500 m)
Skiable area 950 acres (3.8 km2), lift served, skiable
Runs 39
Longest run 3 mi (5 km)
Lift system 2 Doubles, 1 T-bar, 1 Rope Tow
Snowfall 300 inches
Website Official Website

Montana Snowbowl is an alpine ski area located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Missoula, Montana. It is known for long expert runs such as West Bowl and its throwback operations; there is no significant base development, its two main lifts are old Riblet double chairs, and its prices are, for the downhill ski industry, quite reasonable; the access road is significantly improved as of 2011 but still unpaved. From late June to early September the area operates one lift on the weekends for hikers and downhill mountain bikers.

In the spring of 2011 the area and the Lolo National Forest released plans to greatly expand the area by adding several chairlifts, more parking, and a new mountain restaurant. Part of the expansion would be on to slopes on TV Mountain which were home to the original Snow Park ski area but later abandoned.

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Coordinates: 47°01′25″N 113°59′50″W / 47.02361°N 113.99722°W / 47.02361; -113.99722