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Last ski area in Montana closing for the season on Saturday

Posted at 5:51 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:06:32-04

HELENA – The last open ski area in Montana, Great Divide, will be finally shutting down the lifts this Saturday after a historic winter.

The ski hill was the first in the state to open this year, Nov. 11th 2017, and had the lifts running for 106 days.

Great Divide saw 317 inches of snowfall this year and a little over 50,000 skiers and snowboarders took to the slopes.

Owner of Great Divide Kevin Taylor says this year’s record setting winter made for one of the hill’s best years.

“If we could have gone next week it would have been a six month ski season, which I don’t think anybody in Montana has done before,” says Taylor, “But Mother Nature isn’t going to let us do that. We’re going to have to take a break.”

Great Divide will only have the Mount Belmont chairlift running, but 60 trails are available.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo sundeck tacos, margaritas and rum runners will be available for the last day.

Taylor says that the whole crew at Great Divide is looking forward to one last day of skiing, but everyone ready for a much-needed break.