WENATCHEE — Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is investing in some Montana snow following its purchase of Blacktail Mountain Ski Area.

The newly acquired resort features 1,000 acres of north-facing slopes and is Montana’s youngest ski resort at 23 years of operation, according to a Mission Ridge news release.

Mission Ridge announced their purchase on Thursday.

Blacktail is near Flathead Lake and is under an hour's drive from Kalispell. The mountain has three chairlifts, a lodge with a restaurant and parking on the mountain.

Transition of ownership will begin immediately, according to the release. Mission Ridge plans to retain current staff on Blacktail as well as honor passes and products previously purchased.

Luke Hollister: (509) 665-1172

hollister@wenatcheeworld.com or

on Twitter @lukeholli

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