Showdown is Montana's oldest ski area. The secret to this place in addition to great skiing and snowboarding, is the friendly folks 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. Most importantly, this place is not your average run of the mill ski area, it has something special...true Montana grit with a dash of class. Don't think about it, just do it, Come enjoy winter with us!
Today, you will find that same kind of rustic feeling but also all the modern accomodations one would come to expect. In 2006 Showdown installed a new beginner chair, called the Sluice Goose Caboose. This chair allows acces to he beginner parts of the ski area, which makes it safer and more fun for everyone. We also installed a Learning Conveyor called the "Little Belt Conveyor", which allows access for skiers and snowboarders to access the bunny hill, called "Sourdough Hill". These are just a few changes that have been made over the years.