North Fork Flathead - Polebridge Cross Country Skiing

The 24th most popular XC Ski in Montana.

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In the Polebridge area along the North Fork of the Flathead River, there are several ungroomed cross country skiing options starting from the Polebridge Ranger Station. First, there is the easy 4 mile round trip trek north up Park Road 7 to Big Praire overlooking the North Fork. Second, there is the 6 mile round trip trek south down Park Road 7 to Lone Pine Praire through the 1988 burn. Finally, there is the challenging 12 mile round trip trek northeast to Bowman Lake.

Overall, North Fork Flathead - Polebridge is the 24th most popular cross country ski area of all 37 Nordic ski destinations in Montana. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby North Fork Flathead - Polebridge including Izaak Walton Inn, Round Meadows, Upper Lake McDonald, Blacktail Mountain, Glacier Nordic and Rendezvous Ski Trail SystemApgar.

North Fork Flathead - Polebridge Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Glacier National Park (406) 888-7800; Glacier Vistors (800) 338-5072; Montana Visitors (800) 847-4868; Glacier Nordic Touring Center (406) 862-9498; Outback Shack, Whitefish (406) 862-9498; Avalanche Report (406) 257-8402.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Recommended Map:  "Glacier National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Izaak Walton Inn (406) 888-5700

Luxury Loding:  Grouse Mountain Lodge (800) 321-8822; Mountain Timbers (800) 841-3835.

Breakfast Restaurant:  Buffalo Cafe, Whitefish; Whitefish Times Coffee

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  48.7831, -114.2794

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  13221

North Fork Flathead - Polebridge Cross Country Skiing Map