Lost Trail Ski Area

Lost Trail ski area offers a uniquely affordable skiing experience that is perfect for family vacations and romantic getaways. Located along the Montana-Idaho border, the ski area sits along the Continental Divide in the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains. This area is known for its high, reliable snowfall, remote location, and excellent scenery. Best yet, you won’t have to deal with busy lift lines.

Lost Trail ski area is not the biggest or fastest among ski destinations, but if you’re looking for affordable ski vacations, take a closer look at what they have to offer:


  • 95 miles south of Missoula, MT
  • 16 miles from Darby, MT
  • 45 miles north of Salmon, ID

    2012 – 2013 Season Prices

    • Adult: $37 (full day), $32 (half day)
    • Youth (ages 6-12): $27 (full day), $23 (half day)
    • Child (ages 5 & under): Free
    • Golden Agers (ages 60-69): $29 (full day), $27 (half day)
    • Seniors (age 70 & up): $14 (full day), $11 (half day)

    Full Ski Rental Packages
    Adult: $19
    Child: $16
    * Discounted prices for skis or poles only

    Snowboard & Boot Rentals
    Adult: $29
    Child: $24

    Ski & Snowboard Lessons
    Lessons are available in a variety of extremely reasonably priced packages for children and adults. Private lessons are also available.

    The Ski Experience

    • Top Elevation: 8200 ft
    • Base Elevation: 6400 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 1800 ft
    • Lifts: 5 chair lifts, 3 surface lifts
    • Chair Lift Capacity: 1925 skiiers/hr
    • Runs: 45 runs; 20% beginner, 60% intermediate, 20% advanced
    • Longest Run: 2.5 miles
    • Average Snowfall: 300 inches/yr

    Hours of Operation
    Thursdays – Sundays: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Extended hours:

  • Mid-December - early January
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day

    Day Lodge
    The day lodge offers a great place to warm up and grab a bite to eat for a very affordable price. Beer and wine are also available.

    Lodging is not available at the ski area. However, there is a variety of nearby lodging available. Consider booking a cabin or lodge room at Lost Trail Hot Springs, just 6 miles away, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs after a long day of skiing.

    Additional Area Recreation
    Lost Trail Mountain is located near several cross country skiing and snowmobiling areas.

    Dollar for dollar, Lost Trail Ski Area offers a unique and affordable ski vacation that stacks up well against other Montana ski resorts.

    For more affordable ski vacations, visit Blacktail Mountain.

    Also visit:

    Montana Ski Resorts
    Montana Hot Springs
    Montana Vacation Fun

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