Brett French presents: Oldest ski area in Montana sold
By angelamontana

Posted: February 4, 2021

The oldest ski area in Montana, founded in 1936, has been sold. Showdown Montana owner George Willett has sold to his daughter, Katie Boedecker, in what will be an “all in the family” transition. Willett purchased the mountain with partner Ted Cogswell in 1973. Since then the hill, located in the Little Belt Mountains near the old mining town of Neihart, has gone through several improvements. To learn more about the ski area’s history and plans for the future, check out my story at

Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed
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