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 has committed to an agreement that will continue groomed nordic skiing at Lolo Pass.  Under the agreement, the Powell Ranger District will pay the Missoula Snowgoers to groom the current trails, and the Ski Club has provided volunteer help to work on the trails.  We have had two successful work days on Oct. 11 and Oct. 18.  We thank the volunteers who participated.  We have a Lubrecht work party scheduled for Nov 1.

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.

Calendar for 2014-2015:

  • Lubrecht work day:  November 1. (postponed from Oct. 25)  Meet at the trailhead parking lot at 10:00am.  We will be walking a new (great!) loop which Lubrecht has graded, but we need to pick rocks so that we can ski with low snow. To participate, meet at the Lubrecht trailhead parking lot at 10 am. We should be done by 12-12:30. Bring work gloves. Rakes will also be useful to level a few ridges. This is during the second week of hunting season, so please bring an orange vest or bright clothing. Contact person:  Steve Gaskilll  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Meeting/Poluck:  Big Sky Brewery  6 pm to 9 pm November 12.  Flyer.
  • Lolo to Lochsa Race:  February 21, 2014.

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