This year we have a new trail head and access trail at 3315 Big Mountain Road, about 1/2 mile past Ptarmigan Village. The trail head has space for 30-40 cars, a vault toilet and trash cans.
The 23k of trails are snowmobile groomed daily, as conditions allow. The upper trails (11 k) are groomed by Glacier Nordic Club and the lower trails are groomed by Iron Horse Golf Club (12k). A fee is not required to ski the trails! Iron Horse Golf Club donates their grooming. Glacier Nordic, a non-profit, supports their grooming through annual memberships and donations. Purchase your annual membership or make a donation at the Glacier Nordic Shop located at the Whitefish Lake Golf Course or purchase your annual membership online. Or drop some $ in the Glacier Nordic/Whitefish Trails donation box at the trail head. thank you.
Big Mountain Nordic Trails have advanced and expert terrain and snow conditions. Expect steep and curvy descents and challenging climbs back to the trail head. There is some easier terrain at the start to get your ski legs under you.
Ownership: Winter Sports Inc, both directly and through an easement to the City of Whitefish; F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber; Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and private land owners. Please respect the use restrictions as signed and thank these land owners!
Fat Bikes: are not allowed on Big Mountain on Whitefish Mountain Resort (WSI) property, but are allowed on the other trails. The large ruts made by fat bikes are hazardous to x-c skiers and are very difficult to remove, please only ride when conditions allow without trail damage and stay to the side of the trail.
Snow shoes: are allowed – please stay to the side of the trail and take alternate trails where provided.
Dogs: Yes but must be on a leash on Whitefish Mountain Resort land (new trail head and easement too) You will clean up after them, yes? Of course you will!
Ski Rentals: Classic and skate ski rentals (includes boots and poles) are available at the Glacier Nordic Shop, located at Whitefish Lake Golf Course.
Trail Access: 3.3 miles up 3315 Big Mountain Road, 3.3 miles, about 1/2 mile past Ptarmigan Village on the right as you are headed up the road.