South Flower Creek Trails / Libby Area Trails Professional Review and Guide
"Mountainous northwest Montana is known for thick timber, remote mountains, large rivers, and few people. Many landmarks are named for the Kootenai Indians. Libby and nearby Troy grew from rough-and-tumble, turn-of-the century towns into hubs for recreation, timber, and mining industries. Skiing began in Libby in the 1930s and ’40s on the Skidale Slope, a 200-foot hill equipped with a rope tow and frequented by Scandinavian folks in the area.
Alpine skiers now ride the country’s longest T-bar at Turner Mountain. Nordic skiers and snowshoers have several backcountry trails in the area, as well as the groomed South Flower Creek Cross-Country Ski Course just ten minutes from Libby. The Kootenai Cross-Country Ski Club maintains the trails on city, state, and federal lands. Surface quality: Machine-groomed twice weekly."