Turner Mountain
Ski Area

Challenging downhill skiing and snowboarding just 22 miles from Libby!

General Season: Late December-April 1
Open Friday-Sunday, holidays
and by reservation

Lifts run 9:30 am - 3:45 pm

Contact: (406)-293-2468

Trail Map


All volunteer-run Turner Mountain ski area has 20 runs ranging from Black Diamond to Beginner. 90% of the runs are rated either Black Diamond or More Difficult. The season typically runs from the end of December until the beginning of April. 

Turner offers challenging skiing and snowboarding. Photo by Maggie Craig.

Turner Day lodge. Dedication was February 18, 2006. Work was done almost entirely with volunteer labor.

Turner Mountain Ski Area

Turner Ski Lift Construction Photo Gallery:
Photo Gallery 1

Photo Gallery 2

Turner Mountain Trail Map. Click for larger image.Turner Mountain Ski area has made two major improvements to the facilities over the past couple of years. A new chairlift was installed for the 2002 ski season replacing the infamous 5,600 foot T-Bar. Kootenai Winter Sports and volunteers received funding from the City of Libby Economic Development Fund to build a new base lodge facility, which was completed and dedicated in February 2006. The 4,000 square foot, two-level lodge has food services and dining room on the main floor, and first aid facilities and a rental shop on the bottom level. Work to build the lodge was done mostly by volunteers.

Turner Mountain stands at 5,952 feet elevation and has 2,110-foot vertical rise. The all-volunteer run ski area has 20 runs ranging from Black Diamond to Beginner. 70% of the runs are rated Black Diamond.

Turner Ski runs. Photo by Kent Johnson.During the winter, the ski area is open Friday through Sunday, holidays and by reservation. It has a snack bar, ski rentals and instructions available during the ski season. The season typically runs from the end of December until the beginning of April, depending on the weather. The area typically receives about 250" of snowfall a year. Note: There is no telephone service, electricity or running water at the ski area.

Turner is currently in the process of implementing an overall development plan. They purchased and installed a used Skiing on Turner Mountain. Photo by Kent Johnson.chairlift and had it installed for the 2002 ski season.

Turner Mountain Ski Area is available for private rental Monday through Thursday during the ski season. 
Rental includes: 
   Full Lift Operation
   Snack Bar
   Firewood and Parking Lot Party (local guests provided)
   Hours: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
 Photo by Maggie Craig  Contact: (406) 293-2468 for more information

Mountain Statistics:
Summit Elevation: 5952 feet
Vertical Drop: 2110 feet
Runs: 20
70% Black Diamond
20% More Difficult
10% Beginner
75% Ungroomed


North view from Turner Ski Area. Photo by Kent Johnson.2010/2011 Lift Ticket Prices:
Adult: $30
1/2 Day Adult: $25
Junior/Senior: $25
Kids under 6 Free
Mountain Rental: $Call
Adult Season: $390
Jr/Sr Season: $270


Photo by Maggie CraigHours of Operation: 
Start/End date depends on snow conditions each season.
December 15 -approximately April 1 (weather permitting)
9:30 am to 3:45 pm

Turner Mountain Trail Map

Transportation, Lodging & DirectionsLibby is serviced by Amtrak train. Libby has a small general aviation airport for private planes. Commercial air flights are available into Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana airports and Spokane, Washington. Rental cars are available at the airports. Lodging, food services and car rentals are available in Libby.

Turner Mountain is located 22 miles North of Libby, MT, about halfway between the Big Mountain and Schweiter Mountain ski areas of Montana and Idaho. Libby is served by Amtrak's Empire Builder and is easily accessible from Spokane and Glacier Park International Airports. US Highway 2 provides access from the East and West, and State Highway 37 from the Canadian border. When arriving on Hwy 2, turn North on Hwy 37 and cross Kootenai River Bridge. Turn left on State Hwy 567 (Pipe Creek Road). Drive 20 miles and turn left onto Turner Mountain access road.

Turner Ski Area. Photo by Maggie Craig,Distances to Turner Mountain Ski Area:
  Libby, Montana: 22 miles
  Spokane, Washington: 165 miles
  Coeur d'Alene, Idaho: 125 miles
  Missoula, Montana: 190 miles
  Kalispell/Whitefish, Montana: 89 miles

Ski Equipment Rentals:
Ski Turner Rentals, under new ownership, is located in the new lodge. Ski & snowboard rentals, tuning, hot wax, p-tex, apparel & accessories. Featuring Head "Big Easy" skis and K2 "Clicker" snowboards.

Ski Rental Contact:

For more information and snow conditions:
Turner Mountain message phone
or visit their web site at:

To contact Turner Ski Area by e-mail with questions and comments:
Turner Ski Area new lodge
Inside Turner Ski Area new lodge
New construction of Turner ski area lodge
Fireplace in Turner ski area new lodge

Turner lodge construction photos by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com, January 2005.
Steep, deep and cheap! Photo by Kent Johnson.
Photo by Kent Johnson.

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Snowboarding photos by Matthew Bunk. Winter scenes at Turner by Kent Johnson unless otherwise indicated.
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