IF you are not a Club member, you may not be aware that many of the funds that support grooming the trails at Chief Joseph Pass come from grants. Grants are often based upon the number of people who ski on the trails. Verification for the number of people skiing at the pass comes from the sign-in sheets kept at the trailhead. Visitor sign-ins are extremely important and support the ability of our Club to continue receiving funds from grants.
EVERYONE (member or not)
Please Sign In Every Time
You Ski at Chief Joseph Pass
Friday, March 7th
All the classic trails were rolled today and tracks set on most of the upper trails. The trails are in good condition for skiing.
Be extremely careful if you ski down Middle Fork. The trail is more narrow than usual (because of the very deep snow) and there are several dangerous tree wells quite close to the trail during the descent.
Thursday, March 6th
One of the grooming crews will be working the trails tomorrow (Friday) morning. The temperatures have remained fairly high for the past several days, so the snow may not be in a condition which allows for track setting.
The big machine from the Lost Trail Downhill Ski Area groomed Gibbons Pass and Trail Creek Roads (to Hogan Cabin) today. The machine will return tomorrow to groom the wider classic trails near Chief Joseph Trailhead tomorrow (Friday) morning.
Lost Trail Pass Weather Station - Click on the thermometer at Lost Trail Pass for current conditions and camera views
Check out the Missoula Nordic website for current conditions at other ski areas.
SNOTEL Sites for a few Back-Country Ski Areas
Daly Creek – near Skalkaho and Skalkaho Rye Roads
Twelve Mile Creek – in Lost Horse Canyon
Twin Lakes – Lost Horse Canyon