Hidden in southwest Montana, Maverick Mountain is located just off the Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Boasting uncrowded slopes, skiers and riders will find terrain that is 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced with a 2,020 ft. vertical and 24 trails to accommodate. 255 acres are serviced by one chairlift and rope tow and offer incredible views and scenery and hold true to the non-commercial feel of the mom and pop ski area.
Who We Are
Erik and Kristi Borge didn’t know a thing about running a ski area, but that didn’t stop them from going all in Maverick Mountain, Montana
Borge and his wife, Kristi, have worked hard to unlock some of the mountain’s potential since they purchased Maverick in 2015. The two were in their late 20s at the time, but have never harbored visions of getting rich or turning the mountain into a big, flashy resort. The changes they’ve brought have been minute, like commissioning a new trail map and bringing a youth ski racing team back to the slopes. Their biggest goal now is to raise funds for a second lift, a goal that hasn’t distracted them from the round-the-clock work required to keep the current lift turning. The Borges view themselves more as caretakers than owners, keenly aware that the mountain is as ingrained in the community’s DNA as baling hay and punching cattle.