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The peaks of Glacier National Park from Lake McDonald. Photo © Brian Schott  <  || >
Winter sleigh ride Photo © Brian Schott  <  || >
Skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Photo © Noah Couser  <  || >
A Mecca For Cross-Country Skiing
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Cross Country Skiing

There are several cross-country ski venues in and around Whitefish that provide an excellent experience--typically from mid-December to late March.

 
 

Glacier Nordic Center
Just 1/2 mile from downtown Whitefish are 12 kilometers of Nordic trails. A golf course during warmer months, a groomed track is set on rolling terrain for both “diagonal stride” and “skate” skiers. Lessons and equipment are available at the site from the Glacier Nordic Shop.

Big Mountain Nordic Trails
Just below Whitefish Mountain Resort, the Big Mountain Nordic Trail Network features 23km of nordic skiing trails, groomed daily, rolling through beautiful scenery. Access the trails from the new trailhead at 3315 Big Mountain Road. After leaving the 1 k access trail through old growth cedar trees, skiers can either head up Big Mountain for some steep and challenging trails or drop down into Haskill Basin for some more moderate (but still not flat!) terrain. A map and trail reports are at glaciernordicclub.com.

Glacier National Park
The Park's main roads become trails when the snow grows deep and the summer tourists have long gone home. Skiers and snowshoers have the run of the park all winter long on snow-covered trails, including the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Snowmobiling is prohibited within the park's boundaries, so quiet abounds. While you won't find the trails groomed, there are usually enough skiers around that you won't have to break trail. The skiing is free, but a park entrance pass is required. Whitefish Mountain Resort provides a guided Glacier Park cross-country ski or snowshoeing experience with knowledgeable guides who will take you to the best places, and also tell you about the environment around you.

Round Meadows
Just a few miles outside of town, the Round Meadows Cross Country ski course is located on the Flathead National Forest. A more rustic experience can be expected at Round Meadows as compared to the regularly groomed Nordic centers in and around town, but you will be rewarded with nice wooded trails and serene silence. The trails are groomed intermittently by the local national forest staff, but without the regularity of some of the more commercial Nordic centers.

Ski Rentals
Ski rentals are available at Glacier Nordic Shop, Glacier Cyclery and Sportsman & Ski Haus.

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Whitefish Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visitor Information:

307 Spokane Ave., Whitefish, MT 59937

tel: 877-862-3548

info@explorewhitefish.com

Administration Office:

231 First St. Ste G, Whitefish, MT 59937

tel: 406-862-3390

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