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.
On February 11th, from 5 to 8pm Missoula Nordic Ski Club is teaming up with North side Kettle House for Wednesday Pint Night. This year we will be promoting our feature race, Lolo to Lochsa. Register for L2L there and ensure your spot while drinking delicious Kettle house brews for a good cause. 50 cents for every beer purchased goes to supporting MNSC and their work to maintain Missoula's nordic ski trails. If that's not enough to entice you, bring your triceps down and test your metal on the roller board. You could be named king or queen triceps!
Logging is now happening at the Pattee Canyon picnic area. The other northside trails and the southside trails continue to be open. See the Pattee Canyon topic of the Snow Grooming tab for more details.
We need volunteers: click on the volunteer tab for opportunities.
Event highlights for 2014-2015 (see the calendar tab for more events and more details):
- OSCR Jan. 31, 2015. Seeley Lake. 50K, 28K, 10K freestyle. http://www.seeleylakenordic.org/
- Kettlehouse pint night: Feb. 11 at the Northside Kettlehouse
- Skiesta kid's race: Feb. 14. Seeley Lake Ski trails. 10k, 5k, 3k,skate and classic, and a 1k "cookie race". Flyer.
- Peter Hale Race. Feb. 21. Seeley Lake area. Flyer.
- Lolo to Lochsa Race: March 14. Registration is now live! Please register at https://www.racesandfaces.com/id/lolo-to-lochsa-ski-tour-and-race/2015/registration/. Racers receive 10% off lodging at the Lochsa Lodge on Friday before the race and 10% off all menu items.