290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd. Essex, MT 59916
Cross country Skiing on our trails or go on a back country guided ski tour from late November through mid-April on our snow favored, wind sheltered 33 km trail system. We groom daily for skate and classic skiing using a fleet of grooming vehicles. The trails wind through gently rolling forested terrain located mostly on National Forest land with views into Glacier National Park. 30% rated easiest, 50% more difficult, and 20% most difficult.
Our onsite experienced instructor offers outstanding clinics and private lessons for all skill levels, and as Western Montana’s family-friendly resort, the Izaak Walton Inn offers individual attention, & unique family lessons giving members at different levels the chance to laugh and learn together.
Cross country ski instruction at the Izaak Walton Inn is more than just about learning a new skill or refining your form: it’s about having fun and creating memories in a spectacular scenic environment.
Cross country skis, boots, and poles are available in our rental shop located downstairs in the Inn. We offer children and adult sizes and will help you select the best equipment for your lesson or tour.
** Ski rentals are not included in the lesson price but are available at an additional cost.
|2-3 people||$30/person for 1.5 hours|
|4 or more||$20/person for 1/5 hours|
Ski on the Continental Divide! Glide silently on untracked snow through wildlife-rich meadows, aspen glades, & open lodge pole forests nestled below 9000-foot glacially carved peaks.
Our guided day trips lead you to the best cross country touring in Glacier National Park. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or experienced skier discover why guided tours are most often described as “the highlight of our vacation!” Tours include lunch, and transportation.
** Ski rentals are not included in the package but are available at an additional cost.
Tours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Reservations are required. Please contact the Front Desk for reservations.
If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Half-day guided snowshoe tours offer a low-key non-technical way to experience Glacier Park’s winter wilderness. Highlights often include crossing Ole Creek on a suspension bridge and climbing to views of Essex and the peaks of the Flathead Range. On the way we read abundant animal signs and pass under towering Larch trees. Since most first time snowshoers can travel on terrain that would challenge strong intermediate skiers, options for snowshoe tours include climbing one of several nearby peaks via a safe forested ridge. Rental equipment is available.
Snowshoe tours are 1/2 day tours available in the backcountry of our trails or in Glacier National Park.
** Snowshoe rentals are not included in the package price.
|Classic Skis, Boots, Poles||$20/day|
|Skate Skis, Boots, Poles||$30/day|
|Backcountry Skis, Boots, Poles||$30/day|
|Kids (SNS Boots), Skis, Boots, Poles||$10/day|
|Snowshoes, Boots, Poles||$20/day|
**If you are looking to rent just part of an equipment package, the price will be cut in half; any two components go at the full set-up rate.