Cross-country Skiing in Southwest Montana

Cross country (or Nordic) skiing is a sport that allows you to take a deep breath and soak in the beauty of the land around you. While you are going at a different pace than its downhill counterpart, you won't miss the inspiring feeling of being so small amidst giant mountains. Montana is known for incredible natural snow conditions and we capitalize on this by exploring the hundreds of miles of groomed and ungroomed Nordic ski trails sitting right outside our doors. You never know what you will find as you traverse Southwest Montana's woods - explore historic logging camps, book a charming cabin, soak in a natural hot spring, and relax as you enjoy Big Sky Country.


MacDonald Pass Trail

Located 14 miles west of Helena on Highway 12, MacDonald Pass Trail offers over 27 kilometers (16 miles) of ski trails in four connected loops.

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Stemple Pass Ski Trail

Stemple Pass Ski Area is located 37 miles north of Helena and offers 32 km (19 miles) of ungroomed ski trails in four connected loops for beginner to intermediate cross-country skiing.
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Mount Haggin Nordic Ski Area

The Mount Haggin Nordic Ski Area trail system, located just 11 miles south of Highway 1 near Anaconda on Mill Creek Highway (MT 569), has over 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) of groomed trails reaching to the Continental Divide.
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Homestake Lodge Cross Country Ski Center

Homestake Lodge Cross Country Ski Center is located beneath the Continental Divide just three miles from Interstate-90 and 15 minutes east of Butte, MT and has 35 kilometers (22 miles) of fully groomed trails.
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Lodging Opportunities with Nearby Cross-country Skiing


Wisdom Area Cross-country Ski Trails


Philipsburg / Georgetown Lake Area Cross-country Ski Trails


Dillon Area Cross-country Ski Trails


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