Trail Reports & Current Weather Information

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


Box at the Trailhead

Thursday, March 12th – Grooming Report

Grooming of the Chief Joseph Ski Area Trails has officially ended for this season.  Rising temperatures simply make it impossible to groom snow and expect good results.

There is still 5′ of snow on the ground, so typical spring skiing and morning crust skiing will be possible for several more weeks on most of the classic trails.

A few of the sunny spots on the multi-use trails are likely to melt out quite soon, so if you desire to ski those trails, it is recommended that you do so soon.


Lost Trail Pass Camera

Lost Trail Pass Weather Station – Click on the thermometer at Lost Trail Pass for current conditions and camera views

Weather Forecast for Chief Joseph Pass

Saddle Mountain SNOTEL

Lost Trail Powder Mountain Snow/Trail Report

Como Trails Weather Station

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

Skalkaho Pass

Nez Perce Camp

Twelve Mile Creek – in Lost Horse Canyon

Twin Lakes – Lost Horse Canyon

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