Montana's Backcountry Destinations Presentation, Nov. 14
On November 14, Zack Porter of the Montana Wilderness Association will present the unknown and unprotected – Montana’s best backcountry destinations. Montana abounds with more wild country than almost any other state, but little of it is well-known to even the most intrepid backcountry travelers. While iconic, protected landscapes like the Selway-Bitterroot and Absaroka-Beartooth Wildernesses receive well-deserved attention, Montana's unsung gems often struggle to find their voice. Through photos, hiking tips, and discussion of ongoing conservation efforts, Zack Porter will help you become familiar with these special places so that you can explore their wild beauty and speak up on their behalf.
The Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club will host this program at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Main Street, Hamilton. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information, visit [Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club] Website.
Gearing up for Ski SeasonDown-hill Skiing at Lost Trail Powder Mountain
Skiers love Lost Trail Powder Mountain for the low rates and no lift lines; it's the best kept skiing secret in the Pacific Northwest. Lost Trail Powder Mountain sits atop the Continental Divide on Highway 93 where Montana and Idaho meet. With over 300 inches of snowfall every year, these still undiscovered slopes await your visit, and the Mountain Spirit Inn is THE place to stay
Open Thursday thru Sunday, with extended hours during holiday periods, this family owned-and-operated jewel offers a ski and snowboard experience from yesteryear. For more information, visit: [Lost Trail's] Website.
Cross-country Skiing at Chief Joseph Pass
The Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club invites you to ski on what they consider to be the best cross-country ski (classic and skate) trails in Montana or Idaho. The Chief Joseph Trail System is located at the southern end of the Bitterroot Valley in the National Forest near Lost Trail Pass, just east of the junction of Highways 90 and 43. This area receives very reliable snowfalls every year, and is generally skiable earlier, later, and more often than any other groomed trails in the area. For more information, visit: [Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club's] Website.
Cross-country Skiing at Como Trails Cross Country Ski Area
Como Trails Cross Country Ski Area will offer about 30 miles of trail located on roads 550, 550A, 13201 and 13200 out of the boat ramp parking lot at Lake Como. Go four miles north of Darby, and turn left on Lake Como Road. The trail includes a beginners area in the horse campground. The trail is dog-friendly.
The trail offers great views from Panorama Point, and you can see Tin Cup, the Comos, Rock Creek, Camas, Ward mountain, all the way to Missoula, and the whole Sapphire Range. To check ski conditions, visit: [Missoula Nordic's] Website.
Mountain Spirit Inn
308 S Main Street (Hwy 93)
PO Box 431
Darby, MT 59829
Ph/Fax: (406) 821-3405
Rsvn: (800) 820-2554
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Room Descriptions (see amenities listed below rooms):
Note: no pets are allowed in Room No. 4, to accommodate those people with allergies.
Note: no pets are allowed in Room No. 6, to accommodate those people with allergies.
Note: no pets are allowed in Room No. 12, to accommodate those people with allergies.