T-Bar – Bear Canyon, MT

This T-Bar ski area operates on state land but is not open to the public.
Vertical rise is almost 600 vertical feet.
The lift was relocated to Bear Canyon in 1988.
The first few towers and wooden Ts.
Lower lift line.
Middle lift line.
A split tower.
Tower 11 is the only half tower along the line.
Tall tower near the summit.
Top station near Mt. Ellis.
Upper station overview.
Side view of the top terminal.
Top shack.
Tower 13.
Return bullwheel seen from below.
View down the lift’s track.
A Hall tower with large sheaves.
View down to the lodge.
Drive station.

6 thoughts on “T-Bar – Bear Canyon, MT

  1. Will April 20, 2020 / 10:33 am

    How do they get away with it being private?


    • Peter Landsman April 20, 2020 / 10:37 am

      The State of Montana gives them a permit for exclusive use of the land from November 15th to April 15th each year.


      • Will April 20, 2020 / 11:58 am

        Interesting. Do you have to be a student at a certain school in Bozeman to use it?


        • skier72 April 20, 2020 / 3:24 pm

          The Mt. Ellis Academy, which is a private Christian academy runs the ski hill and has done so since 1959. It is for students from the academy only. However, it appears Mount Ellis Academy ran the ski hill as a public venue from 1971-79.

          More info on it here: https://www.mtellis.org/bear-canyon


  2. reaperskier April 20, 2020 / 2:21 pm

    When did you get the photos?


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