Lifts One T-bar, though a chairlift is scheduled to replace it this summer
Annual Snowfall 250 inches
When To Go The resort is only open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Dec. 15-April 1 (weather permitting). Private parties can also reserve the mountain for around $1,600 per day. Generally speaking, the best powder skiing is in January.
Getting There Turner Mountain Ski Area is located 22 miles north of Libby, Mont., on Pipe Creek Road. Libby is serviced by Amtrak, and commercial flights are available into Kalispell/Whitefish, Mont. (90 miles east) and Spokane, Wash. (165 miles west).
Lodging The Tamarac Lodge (406-295-4880) and the Yaak River Lodge (406-295-5463) are 12 and 15 miles north, respectively. Libby also has a number of motels.
Eats On-mountain options are limited to a small cafeteria. Stop for pizza and beer at the Red Dog Saloon, halfway between the mountain and town.
Drinks "We don't have lattes," Anderson says.
Good Karma Donations are accepted, so save your spare change to contribute to the new lift.
Locals' Advice Tickets are offered in exchange for a shift at the mid-mountain lift shack. Work two hours for a full-day, one for a half.