Winter Activities

Cross Country Skiing

SKI ON OUR TRAILS OR GO ON A BACK COUNTRY GUIDED TOUR

Ski 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, including a Pisten Bully. 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.

XC SKI LESSONS

Our experienced instructor Mark Ambre 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.

XC 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.

XC 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 selct the best gear for your lesson or tour.

GUIDED GLACIER PARK SKI TOURS

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 XC touring in Glacier National Park. Our guides tailor routes for backcountry beginners, experienced tour skiers and (low angle) telemark enthusiasts. Discover why guided tours are most often described as “the highlight of our vacation!” Tours include lunch, and transportation.

Ski Tour Equipment List

GUIDED GLACIER PARK HALF-DAY SNOWSHOE TOURS

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 over three hundred years old. 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.  Bring a snack and water.

A PSIA-certified track instructor, Mark has a passion for all forms of Nordic skiing. FYI: He has led more backcountry skiing & snowshoeing trips in Glacier National Park than any other area guide.

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Video by Micheal Reavis