Montana Anti-Icing & Deicing

Montana Anti-Icing
Keeps Roads Safe

Icy winter roads in Montana need to be safe for travelers. That is a top priority for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), cities, counties, and tribal roads departments. Montana anti-icing, deicing, and ice melting procedures impact local travel, bus routes, and interstate travelers. How is your highway, public works, or roads and streets department ensuring that travelers are as safe as possible?


Icy Roads & Big Snowfalls

In Montana, icy, remote roads and big snowfalls are a way of life. From Billings to Bozeman, Columbia Falls to Roundup, and most of the state, a roads department must be prepared.

A prepared roads department has a proven plan in place to minimize the buildup of snow and ice BEFORE it happens, enhance the effectiveness of aggregate treatments, or prevent bridges from becoming a danger zone. 

Desert Mountain Corporation has the liquid and granular solutions required to meet the needs of the demanding Montana environment.

Granular Anti-Icing and Deicing with Ice Slicer

From Interstates 15, 90, and 94 to Montana state highways 12, 87, and 191 – the interstate freeways, state highways, county roads, and city streets become treacherous every winter. Our laboratory tested and field-proven treatments for Montana ice melt, anti-icing, and deicing solutions include:


Ice Slicer

Ice Slicer is a fast-acting granular ice melt and de-icing product. It is environmentally friendly and low-corrosive. It is used to break the bond of snow and ice from Montana streets, roads, highways, walkways, driveways, and parking lots.

Ice Slicer's ability to break that bond helps snowfighters plow more effectively. In the first 30 minutes after application, Ice Slicer effectively melts more snow and ice than white salt.


A Natural and Powerful Deicer

Mined in Utah, the unique natural blend of genuine Ice Slicer’s chlorides melts snow and ice effectively to 0° F, resulting in safer travel on winter roads at lower temperatures.

Ice Slicer’s road deicer has a distinctive natural dark red color that is free of dyes and full of 60+ natural minerals. The distinctive red coloring clearly marks the road, letting the public know a road has been treated. 


Don’t Settle For Plain White Salt!

Ice Slicer is a fast-acting deicing compound, ideal for general highway and street deicing. In the first 30 minutes after application, Ice Slicer effectively melts more snow and ice than white salt.

It is easier on equipment and infrastructure since it is at least 20% less corrosive than white salt. As a natural blend, Ice Slicer will not stain concrete or asphalt or require clean up after the snow melts.


MeltDown Liquid

A liquid deicing product, MeltDown Liquid has melting capabilities that are a 12°F improvement in freeze point over any other liquid deicer. Making it easier for Montana road departments to battle the snow and ice buildup with an enhanced version of mag brine that works at lower temperatures.

MeltDown Apex

MeltDown Apex offers a remarkable 12°F advancement in freeze point compared to other liquid deicers. This performance enhanced magnesium chloride brine not only performs effectively at lower temperatures but also enhances snowfighters' ability to tackle snow and ice buildup on roads. Apex can be applied independently or blended with salt to accelerate snow and ice melting while boosting traction.

In anti-icing scenarios, Apex's superior melting capacity extends the time between routes by minimizing snow pack accumulation and facilitating more efficient snow removal by plows, thus reducing operational costs.

During deicing operations, when applied in a stream pattern, Apex rapidly penetrates through the snow pack vertically, breaking the bond with the road surface effectively.


Montana Department of Transportation

MDT has links on its website with traveler information, travel conditions, safety, things to do, and more.

With a complete line of ice melting products and ice control products, Desert Mountain Corporation has the solution for winter driving challenges. Available in both granular and liquid forms for Montana anti-icing and deicing of rural, urban, and in many cases highly dangerous roads. Across the state, the conditions are different and the deicing approach may vary. Our expert team will guide you in selecting the best products and application rates for anti-icing and de-icing.



Desert Mountain Corporation – Keeping Roads Safe Since 1990!