Blacktail Mountain Cross Country Skiing

The 12th most popular XC Ski in Montana.

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Near Flathead Lake west of Lakeside, the Blacktail Mountain has 40 km of intermittently groomed trails with spectacular views of Flathead Lake.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead at the Lower Parking Area from the intersection of Blacktail Rd. (NFD 914) and US 93 in Lakeside, go west on Blacktail Rd. for 6.4 miles to the Lower Parking Area.

ALPINE LOOP- Length: 10.5Km/6.5 Miles Average Time:3-4 hours

Z DESCENT LOOP- Length: 8.5Km/5.25 Miles Average TIme:2-3 hours

BLACKTAIL GLIDE LOOP- Length: 11Km/7 Miles Average Time: 5-6 hours

POWERLINE LOOP- Length: 13Km/8 Miles Average Time:5-6 hours

Overall, Blacktail Mountain is the 12th most popular cross country ski area of all 37 Nordic ski destinations in Montana. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Blacktail Mountain including Izaak Walton Inn, Round Meadows, Upper Lake McDonald, North Fork Flathead - Polebridge, Glacier Nordic and Rendezvous Ski Trail SystemApgar.

Blacktail Mountain Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Flathead National Forest (406) 837-7500; Montana Visitors (800) 847-4868; Avalanche Report (406) 257-8402.

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

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Flathead Lake Lodge, Big Fork; Big Fork Inn, Big Fork

Breakfast Restaurant:  Swan River Cafe, Big Fork

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  47.98622, -114.31336

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  6/24/2016

ID:  7282

Blacktail Mountain Cross Country Skiing Map