HELENA, Mont., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that good skiing exists throughout much of the United States and that travelers planning winter trips have plenty of places to choose from for a snow-filled winter vacation. However, one thing that has remained a secret is Montana's snow quality.
From Big Mountain in the north to Lone Mountain in the south, Montana's Rocky Mountains welcome hundreds of inches of snow per year and provide skiers with light powder all ski season. Known for its light, airy quality, Montana's snow makes it easy for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers to cut lines in groomed runs, drop into powder-filled bowls or weave through tree-lined trails with ease.
A favorite among downhill lovers is cold smoke, a light, dry and seemingly endless snow that follows skiers and boarders during a fresh-powder run. Bridger Bowl, located just outside of Bozeman, is known for this kind of legendary powder. In fact, cold smoke is such a regular phenomenon during winter in Montana that Kettlehouse Brewing Company in Missoula named a beer after this type of powder skiing, appropriately called Cold Smoke Scotch Ale.
And while the snow quality in Montana is definitely something to talk about, the state's 14 ski areas provide massive acreage of skiable terrain which equates to more acres per skier than anywhere else in the continental United States, so it's always easy to find fresh pockets of powder and untracked terrain.
But the deep snowfall doesn't end at the world-class ski areas and larger resorts, as several of the state's smaller ski areas hold their own when it comes to epic snow, including Lookout Pass Ski Area. A 90-minute drive west of Missoula, on average Lookout Pass welcomes more than 400 inches of light dry powder annually and has also been home to the most snow on the planet, with 6.5 feet falling in one long weekend time period.
More information, as well as ways to experience Montana's cold smoke powder, can be found at www.visitmt.com.
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SOURCE Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development