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Montana’s Oldest Continually Operating Ski Area Celebrates 85th Anniversary

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Montana’s Oldest Continually Operating Ski Area Celebrates 85th Anniversary


“It’s our 85th anniversary. Showdown is the oldest, continually operating ski area in Montana. We’ve been here since 1936.” –Showdown Owner & GM Katie Boedecker

The good folks up at Showdown have been hard at work getting Montana’s oldest continually operating ski area ready for the 2021/2022 season. Open since 1936, Showdown made some major improvements over the summer ahead of their 85th anniversary:

“This summer we did about a $100,000 update on our triple chair. A new operating system was put in and that took the majority of the summer. We do the regular maintenance on all our chairlifts. We’ll be doing trail work the next few weekends. We’re still cleaning up after the logging project that took place here last summer.”

Heads up if you’re looking for job this winter, when the lifts start spinning Showdown employees about 120 people and they’re hiring now.

“People need to commute from either Great Falls or White Sulphur or the surrounding ranch areas and even Lewistown. We have shuttles from Great Falls we have a shuttle from White Sulphur. We’re paying pretty good for the winter and we offer really great benefits and it’s a really fun place to work.”

Boedecker says the ski area is hiring for all positions. Applications can be found on Showdown’s Website. Opening day is scheduled for Friday, December 10th. Season passes on sale now HERE. If you plan to ski opening weekend consider bringing nonperishable food items for their annual food drive. Last year the event collected 23,000 pounds of food for the Great Falls Community Food Bank.

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images from Showdownmontana FB



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