Best Montana Cross Country Skiing Trails

Montana has 30 cross country skiing areas.

Located in the US, the cross country skiing in Montana offers over twenty awesome classic and skate skiing destinations. The best Montana cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Chico Hot Springs, Izaak Walton Inn, Stemple Pass, McDonald Pass, and East Foothill Trail. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Montana cross country skiing trail below.


Izaak Walton Inn

Near Essex, the Issac Walton Inn has a 30 km trail system groomed weekly. This cross country ski center is rated in the top 10 resorts in the Rockies. The Inn is located on US2 half way between East Glacier and West Glacier.  MORE INFO

Red Lodge Nordic Area

Southeast of Bozeman and west of Red Lodge in the Beartooth Mountains, the Red Lodge Nordic Area offers 15 km of cross country skiing trails in 3 loops, groomed weekly. This a warm-up for when youre ready to tackle the wild and the extreme on the Line Creek Plateau Trail which runs the plateau at 10,000 feet.  MORE INFO

Lone Mountain Ranch

Near Big Sky, Lone Mountain Ranch has 85km cross country ski trail for diagonal and skate skiiing. The nordic trails have a wide range of difficulties.  MORE INFO

Glacier Nordic

Near Whitefish, the Glacier Nordic Touring Center has 20 km of cross country skiing trails at Grouse Mountain on the Whitefish Lake golf course. The Glacier Nordic Center is located one mile west of downtown Whitefish  MORE INFO

Hellroaring Creek Trail

Northwest of Troy, the Hellroaring Creek Trail (#204) is an intermittently groomed 12 km track. The trail crosses an alpine ridge and ends at Hidden Lake.  MORE INFO

Rendezvous Ski Trail System

On the southside of West Yellowstone, the Rendezvous Ski Trail System has over 35km of cross-country ski trails groomed daily. Check out the groomed Dead Dog Loop (5.5 km) and groomed Windy Ridge Trail (7 km), along with the nearby Madison River Trail.  MORE INFO

Chief Joseph Pass

West of Wisdom, the region near Chief Joseph Pass has over 70 km of track and backcountry ski trails. The Chief Joseph Cross-Country Ski Trails located 28 miles west of Wisdom.  MORE INFO