Cross-Country Skiing

The Snowy Backcountry at its Best


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Explore Southwest Montana's alpine forests

Ranch guides offer classic Nordic skiing through forests and meadows on Echo Lake trail as part of our all-inclusive activities program. Novice to advanced skiers can set off on an off-Ranch excursion on groomed trails through alpine forests that stretch further into the pristine Montana wilderness. Depending upon the trail and your pace, cross-country skiing can be a relaxed activity or one of the best calorie-burning workouts available during the winter months.

  • Twice-daily on-ranch adventures are included in your stay

  • Four and six-mile loops are available

  • Offered December through April, depending upon weather

  • Guides, gear and transportation are included

  • Activities are subject to change due to weather, snow and safety conditions

Wisdom from the Wild

From Our Activities Concierge

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“The guides were personable and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend heading out to Echo Lake for cross-country skiing. The trails are beautifully groomed. Some of the best Nordic skiing in the country.”
Laura G

TripAdvisor - March 2021

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“Cross-country skiing is an incredible way to see wildlife, explore the forest and work up a sweat. It's not just a Ranch favorite, it's a local favorite too. Flint the Ranch Pup is especially fond of the Echo Lake trails. ”
Maddy Mason

Former Rancher and Philipsburg Local

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Cross Country skier in snow on trails with dogs
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Cross country skier skiing on trails in front of snowy mountain
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The best souvenir is a great story.

Twice-daily activities are included in your stay. Our all-inclusive rate structure ensures that visits to The Ranch are memorable for their adventures and amenities, not their logistical challenges.

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