Every powder hound in the state is getting the itch to grab their gear and head to the mountain to shred fresh snow. Well, we've got some great news for those people. 

Skiers and snowboarders rejoice because one Montana ski mountain will be officially opening this weekend. Great Divide near Helena starts skiing operations on Saturday, November 12th. It's officially ski season, folks. 

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Great Divide is a beloved local ski area, and they have some incredible deals for opening weekend. They will only be charging $20 for day lift tickets on both Saturday and Sunday. What a steal. 

Great Divide via Facebook
Great Divide via Facebook

Luckily, Great Divide isn't too far of a drive from Bozeman. It's the perfect opportunity for a trip with friends. If you don't want to drive to Helena to go skiing, you will have to wait for the other ski areas near Bozeman to open. 

Big Sky Resort is scheduled to open on Thanksgiving, November 24th, and ticket prices aren't terrible for that weekend. Bridger Bowl and Showdown Montana have their opening days scheduled for Friday, December 9th. 

Photo by Great Divide via Facebook
Photo by Great Divide via Facebook

Many folks won't consider going skiing or snowboarding at smaller ski areas in Montana, which we think is a huge mistake. Places like the Great Divide get great snow, are affordable for families, and have a laid-back atmosphere. They usually have cool events, like night skiing, as well. The small ski areas are preferred by many locals who want to hit the slopes without the massive crowds. 

If you don't have plans this weekend and need to shred some powder, you should head to Great Divide and have loads of fun. 

For more details, check out the Great Divide Ski Area

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