Blacktail Mountain Ski area purchased
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 19, 2021

Wenatchee, WA, November 18, 2021 — Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort today
announced its purchase of Blacktail Mountain Ski Area located in Lakeside, Montana.
“We are really excited to get to know the Montana ski community and feel that Blacktail
Mountain is a great fit for our culture,” said Larry Scrivanich, owner and president of
Mission Ridge. “Blacktail Mountain is a treasure of the Flathead Valley and loved by
local skiers and snowboarders as well as folks from outside of the area.”
Steve Spencer, Blacktail Mountain founder and president said, “I, along with my three
partners, Tom Sands, Dennis Carver, and Jeff Sorg could not be more pleased about
the sale of Blacktail Mountain to Larry and his team at Mission Ridge. They are proven
ski area operators that are community minded and see a bright future for Blacktail
“Steve Spencer and his team built this ski area from the ground up 23 years ago. They
have run Blacktail Mountain with a focus on quality and a family atmosphere. We are
really honored that Steve and his team trust us to operate Blacktail Mountain into the
future and plan to make him proud,” said Josh Jorgensen, General Manager of Mission
“We have enjoyed working with Steve and appreciate his vision and hard work to create
the Blacktail Mountain Ski Area on the Flathead National Forest which has provided a
great recreational opportunity for the community” said Swan Lake District Ranger Chris
Dowling. “We are enthusiastic about this new partnership with Mission Ridge to
continue providing the public this use and unique experience.”
Transition of the ski area’s ownership is set to begin immediately and all Blacktail
Mountain staff will be retained. All 2021/22 season passes and other pre-purchased
products will be honored. New benefits for season passholders will be announced in the
next few weeks.
Blacktail Mountain features a unique experience for skiers and riders, with their lodge
and parking located at the top of the mountain. Offering over 1,000 acres of north facing
slopes and 1,440 feet of vertical drop, Blacktail Mountain offers adventures for the
whole family. Blacktail Mountain is located less than an hour’s drive from Kalispell,
Montana and is the state’s youngest ski area. To learn more, please visit