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 31st

If you’re interested in skiing groomed trails one more time, you’ll be interested to know that the Chief Joseph Trail System will be groomed  early tomorrow (Friday) morning for the last time this season.

The cabin will remain open to the public for use as a warming hut until April 15th.

Thank you for helping the Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club experience its most successful ski season ever by visiting the Chief Joseph Ski Trails.

Friday, March 25th

Although most other places have stopped grooming for the season, we have not.  Skiing the Chief Joseph Trail System will be amazing all weekend!

The Multi-use trails were groomed early this morning by the PistenBully.  PistenBully grooming will be completed around noon on the classic trails.

The trails received several inches of new snow over the past few days and temperatures in the 20s (today) and low 30s (Saturday and Sunday) are perfect for enjoying spring skiing.

If the trails receive the forecast 3” to 7” of snow Saturday night, the entire system will be groomed again early Sunday morning.

Come join us on the trails.


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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