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Showdown Ski Area

Showdown Ski Area

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

147

Rank in
Region

66

Rank in
State

13

Best time for snow at
Showdown Ski Area
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Showdown Ski Area

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Monday
Day
2-4"
Night
1-3"
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
True Snow: 175" per year
Snow Quality Rank

131

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

173

Showdown Ski Area is ranked No. 173 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

11.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

6.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

27.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

173

Showdown Ski Area is ranked No. 173 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

131

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Showdown Ski Area

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
104
score
48.6
Snow Quality
rank
131
score
46.1
Expert
rank
144
score
30.1

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1400 ft

8200 ft
Base Elevation: 6800 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Showdown Ski Area

Showdown has no detail snow data, so we estimate 175 inches snowfall, due to its location far leeward of any major mountain ranges in Montana. Showdown is open 5 days a week and very remote, allowing time for snow to accumulate.

Accumulation and Preservation

Showdown's early season accumulation is probably below average for western destinations. Exposure is mostly east, but it has a cold climate so snow preservation should be decent. Showdown is probably most reliable in February and March.