There was nothing but blue sky for miles at the top of Chief Joseph Pass.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there’s a big beautiful sky above the Missoula Valley inversion. On Tuesday, we found it. And much more. We traveled to Chief Joseph Pass to check out the many miles of cross-country ski trails there. Mother [...]
Seeley Lake is investing in Nordic skiing.
Third-grader Terra Bertsch and eighth-grader Garett Jasnicki ski at Seeley Lake Elementary School last week. Photo by TOM BAUER/Missoulin
The small town already has an amazing trail system, groomed by the local cross-country ski club. To capitalize on that trail system, the town is now looking at [...]
Frank and Gorgianna Lipus make the circuit last Thursday at the Chief Joseph Pass cross-country skiing trails, which are operated by the Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club in cooperation with the Bitterroot and Beaverhead-Deerlodge national forests. Photo by SEPP JANNOTTA/Ravalli Republic
Working really interferes with skiing.
The Missoulian Outdoors page features a cross-country skiing report from Ravalli Republic [...]
Lubrecht Forest and Pattee Canyon are open for cross-country skiing.
Last week, when it was slightly warmer, snow groomers packed several trails at Lubrecht Forest, located 30 miles northeast of Missoula. The coverage was good last week, so it should be better with all the new snow recently.
Crews are logging beetle-killed trees in the area, so watch [...]