Lubrecht Experimental Forest

Recent Trail Grooming Reports:

For the 2018 winter season, the A and C trails will be groomed by Lubrecht staff 1-2 times weekly (generally on Fridays) with grooming on additional trails as conditions and staff time allow. The Missoula Nordic Club and Lubrecht Experimental Forest are collaborating to find solutions for long-term, consistent, high quality grooming across the broader trail network at Lubrecht. Thank you for your patience and support and please help Lubrecht's grooming efforts by leaving a donation in the box at the trailhead!

Grooming reports are user-submitted by skiers like you. If you use these pages to check conditions before you head out on the trails, please help other skiers by posting an update on conditions when you return. Thanks!

Map of the Ski Trails at Lubrecht


Lubrecht Experimental Forest offers 20 km (12.6 mi) of groomed XC trails, and trail conditions vary. Lubrecht is owned and managed by the University of  Montana with grooming on an intermittent basis, but usually in advance of weekends for as long as conditions allow.

20+km of skiing is also possible on the groomed multi-use Garnet Ghost Town road adjacent to Lubrecht.  This road is open to motor vehicles (cars, trucks) until Jan. 1.  After this date, it is groomed by the Missoula SnowGoers.  In this area, be aware of snowmobiles, and the descent can be treacherous when icy. 

Link to a map of the trails
Link to updated trail map
MT DOT webcam on Greenough Hill
Lubrecht Flume Snotel (Weather Station)

Approximately 30 miles east of Missoula along Highway 200.

Allowed under voice control. Please pick up poop. 

Free. Your trail head donations support grooming at Lubrecht.

Land Ownership:
University of Montana

Additional Notes: 
Lubrecht Experimental Forest offers lodging all winter long, either for groups in the main lodge or in one of the rustic heated cabins. For more information on the facilities and rates please see  or contact Devi at 406-243-6603.