Big Sky Montana Cross Country Skiing, Nordic / X-Country

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Cross Country Skiing

Big Sky cross country skiing is an excellent winter activity for all ages. Enjoy 85 km of groomed trails at Lone Mountain Ranch or head down to West Yellowstone and explore Yellowstone National Park.

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Where can I go Cross Country Skiing?

Lone Mountain Ranch
Nordic skiers of all levels can enjoy the open meadows and forested canyons of Lone Mountain Ranch, choosing from 85 groomed and skating lane kilometers of international-caliber Nordic skiing. Lessons from Professional Ski Instructors of America are available, as well as backcountry ski and snowshoe tours and Women’s/Youth ski camps. Rentals available on site.

  • Adult Day Pass: $20
  • Junior/Senior Day Pass: $15
  • Kids (12 and under): Free

Rendezvous Ski Trails (West Yellowstone)
35 kilometers of rolling groomed trails on national forest land, close to West Yellowstone. Rentals are available in the town of West Yellowstone.

  • Day Pass: $8

Yellowstone National Park
Take your cross country skis right into Yellowstone National Park from West Yellowstone via the Riverside Ski Trail. The trailhead is just north of the park entrance. There is a nice combination of loop trails that you can link up. All of them follow the Madison River.

  • Entrance Fee: $15

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Other Cross Country Skiing Resources

Save Yellowstone

Save Yellowstone, located in West Yellowstone, encourages the enjoyment of Yellowstone National Park in the winter months via snow coach and cross country skiing, discouraging snowmobiling.

Montana Wilderness Association

Learn about travelling, safety, and recreation in the winter time in Montana.