The Missoula Nordic Ski Club grooms the cross country ski trails at the Pattee Canyon Picnic Area (Lolo National Forest), Lubrecht Forest (University of Montana), and the Rattlesnake Recreation Area (Lolo National Forest). Snow and grooming information for these and a number of other western Montana XC areas is available by clicking on the Snow Grooming tab above. Our ZANY youth ski program helps kids learn to ski. See the calendar listing below for other activities. The club is supported by membership dues and donations. Click on the membership tab above to join.
The club is tentatively planning to commit to a 5 year agreement that will revitalize nordic skiing at Lolo Pass. Under the agreement, the Powell Ranger District would pay the Missoula Snowgoers to groom the current trails. The club would commit to $2000 to $3000/year or equivalent volunteer time at $22 per volunteer hour. The club is counting on its members to volunteer to help with the trail work necessary so that the Snowgoers groomer can groom the trails. Tentative dates for this year are Saturday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 11. The Forest service Trail crew will do the chain saw and other heavy work, and we will follow them. We will also have work days at Lubrecht later in October.
Our annual meeting/potluck will be at the Big Sky Brewery from 6 to 9 pm Wednesday, November 12. Join us for a ski swap, a raffle to support ZANY, and a good time.
We need volunteers: click on the volunteer tab for opportunities.