The Big Mountain Nordic Trails

Whitefish, Montana

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
The charm of The Big Mountain’s Nordic trails include well-groomed, well-marked routes, challenging terrain, hot chocolate and chow at the trailhead, and a fun innertubing hill nearby. There are also ten ski lifts and excellent telemarking terrain. Although Big Mountain is primarily an alpine ski resort offering over 3,500 skiable acres, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and backcountry skiers put in mileage on the tracks and on the mountain. Snowshoers not only follow the cross-country ski route but enjoy climbing to the top of the 7,000-foot peak. Alpine touring skiers also frequently climb the mountain, using climbing skins for the ascent. The view from the summit includes the peaks of Glacier National Park to the east, the Canadian Rockies to the north, the Salish and Cabinet Mountains in the west, and the Swan Range and Whitefish and Flathead Lakes to the south. First-time cross-country skiers should consider skiing on Whitefish’s Glacier Nordic Trails instead of The Big Mountain Nordic Trails; however, early- and late-season snow coverage is much better on the mountain. Surface quality: Machine-groomed daily.
Winter Trails: Montana

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Winter Trails: Montana

by Jean Arthur (The Globe Pequot Press)

The charm of The Big Mountain’s Nordic trails include well-groomed, well-marked routes, challenging terrain, hot chocolate and chow at the trailhead, and a fun innertubing hill nearby. There are also ten ski lifts and excellent telemarking terrain. Although Big Mountain is primarily an alpine ski resort offering over 3,500 skiable acres, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and backcountry skiers put in mileage on the tracks and on the mountain. Snowshoers not only follow the cross-country ski route but enjoy climbing to the top of the 7,000-foot peak.

Alpine touring skiers also frequently climb the mountain, using climbing skins for the ascent. The view from the summit includes the peaks of Glacier National Park to the east, the Canadian Rockies to the north, the Salish and Cabinet Mountains in the west, and the Swan Range and Whitefish and Flathead Lakes to the south. First-time cross-country skiers should consider skiing on Whitefish’s Glacier Nordic Trails instead of The Big Mountain Nordic Trails; however, early- and late-season snow coverage is much better on the mountain. Surface quality: Machine-groomed daily.

©  Jean Arthur/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Whitefish
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Day use
Trailhead Elevation: 4,500 feet
Top Elevation: 7,000 feet
Local Contacts: Avalanche info (426)-257-8402
Driving Directions: Directions to The Big Mountain Nordic Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018