Montana has many ski areas, most of which are usually open from November through May. The closest skiing facility to Malmstrom is the Showdown Mountain ski resort near Neihart, approximately 65 miles southeast of the base.
There are extensive slopes for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert skiers. Classes and private downhill ski and snowboard instructions are held daily throughout the ski season. Lift facilities include one triple chairlift, two double chairlifts and one conveyor. Other amenities and facilities include the Kings Hill Grille & Hole in the Wall Saloon, child care and the Skiers Edge Pro Shop. Visit www.showdownmontana.com for more information.
A couple miles north of the Showdown Montana ski area is the Silver Crest Trails system. These groomed trails are for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.