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

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Chief Joseph Ski Trail System will officially open this winter on Thursday, December 1, 2016, assuming that enough snow has fallen.

If snow begins to accumulate after mid-November, our grooming crew will use snowmobile-drawn equipment to begin compacting a solid base for the trails.

Again this winter, a PistenBully owned by Lost Trail Powder Mountain will be grooming the trails and setting track where appropriate.

This winter there will be an additional sign-in box in the parking lot at the corner of Highways 93 and 43 for those who wish to recreate with their dogs on the multi-use trails.

We’re looking forward to another wonderful season of skiing and hope you will join us.

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