Travel Montana - Cross Country Skiing

Ski From Your Doorski from your door

Wake up to a crisp morning, with the wood stove crackling in your log cabin and a pot of hot coffee ready to start your day. Skiing in Montana is as easy as opening your door strapping on your skiis and heading off into the Bitterroot National Forest. Didn't bring your skiis? Let our local ski shops set you up.



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Local Trails

During the wintertime, the Lost Horse Creek road is open to cross country skiiers wanting to venture into the Bitterroot Forest as well as the backroad loop to nearby Lake Como. Horseback trails along the creek, deep in snow become great trails to explore the surrounding area.


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Nearby Trail Systems

Down the road on highway 43 are the Chief Joseph Pass Cross Country Trails, and the Lost Trail Powder Mountain ski areas. With 300 inches of annual snowfall and groomed trails, your Montana cross country ski trip is certain not to dissapoint. Trecks in the Bitterroot National Forest are also available.


Montana Cross Country Skiing Resources:

Chief Joseph Pass Cross Country Trails Map - PDF format.

Bitterroot Cross Country Ski Club

Bitterroot National Forest Ski Trails.

Montana Cross Country Ski Trails.