Cross Country Skiing East Glacier Park Nordic Ski Region

When you’re searching for ideal ski areas for your cross-country ski vacation, Lone Elk Lodge has the perfect solution—skiing in Montana!


East Glacier Park Nordic Ski Region has boundless miles of wilderness cross-country skiing at the doorstep of Lone Elk Lodge. We’re also just minutes from Glacier National Park where summer hikers enjoy the diverse trail system, and winter enthusiasts traverse endless un-groomed ski trails all season long.


Your average cross-country ski resort provides groomed ski trails, so it’s quite a treat to follow your friend’s tracks and find your stride as you enjoy skiing virgin snow. The feel of fresh powder under your skis is exhilarating, as you glimpse your ski tips and find your rhythm on the untracked winterscape. If you prefer groomed trails, Lone Elk Lodge affords cross-country ski recreation just 25 miles from your condo.


Cross Country Skiiers from all over the world take heart in the beauty and magic of skiing under the big Montana sky, and after a long day of fun in the wilderness, come home to a blazing fire, hot toddy and warm meal at Lone Elk Lodge where you can enjoy all of the comforts of home before mapping the ski areas you'll venture in the morning.

  • Telemarking
  • Getting ready for the ride down
  • prefect day
  • Skiing back to Lone Elk Lodge
  • On the trail
  • Summit near Marias Pass
  • Autumn Creek Trial
  • On the trail
  • Having a good time

Ski Trails in East Glacier Park

Ski Trails in West Glacier

  • Apgar 
    • Lower McDonald Creek
    • Rocky Point
    • Apgar Lookout
    • Old Flathead Ranger Station
    • McGee Meadow Loop
  • Lake McDonald—Avalanche 
    • McDonald Falls
    • Sacred Dancing Cascades
    • Avalanche Picnic Area
  • North Fork 
    • Big Prairie
    • Bowman Lake
    • Covey Meadow Loop
    • Lone Pine Prairie

Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails

A short 25 mile drive from Lone Elk Lodge is a ski resort where skiiers of all levels can enjoy cross-country trails groomed daily and open from November through mid-April.


At Izaak Walton Inn, you'll enjoy views of Glacier National Park, while gently gliding through the in-bound forest for an invigorating day you won't soon forget. The Inn offers guided Glacier Park ski tours, private ski instruction, group clinics, ski rentals, and fabulous gourmet meals at their popular Dining Car Restaurant.

Enjoy a full-day at the ski resort, then head back to Lone Elk Lodge where you can sprawl out in your own spacious and comfortable condo as you recap the day's activities in exaggerated detail.

Plan your Montana Ski Vacation at Lone Elk Lodg

Lone Elk Lodge is the perfect Winter Getaway for skiing groomed trails or the countless un-groomed trails in the beautiful backcountry of National Forests in Glacier National Park, so plan your next winter ski vacation at Lone Elk Lodge, because relaxation, comfort and luxury are what you need and deserve after an active day of cross-country skiing in East and West Glacier.


See ya at the trailhead!