Created in 1936 and originally called King's Hill Ski Area, Showdown is a small-scale ski area normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, receiving most patrons on the weekends. During the summer months, the area offers a variety of activities ranging from mountain biking to hiking to camping. Showdown is known for the 100% natural snow, beautiful scenery, and family atmosphere.
In 1973 the Ski Area changed its name from King's Hill Ski Area to Showdown Ski Area. In 1995, it was changed again to Showdown Montana.