Cross-Country Skiing Glacier National Park

Experience cross-country skiing Glacier National Park in the solitude of winter.

Let us take you for a glide over the snow-covered landscape and see a place most people only imagine. Our touring areas abound with frozen waterfalls, huge snowy peaks and ice-capped streams. See occasional wildlife and get some fresh air on a private cross-country ski tour.

I would recommend their services whether it is just for a day of snowshoeing or for a backcountry excursion. They also do trips in the other seasons as well. They were pleasant and easy to deal with from the first phone call to when they dropped us off. –Shannon, via tripadvisor.com

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Skiing home on the Sun Road on a late afternoon tour.

We offer full cross-country ski rentals out of our office. Tours will generally lead to a scenic lunch spot, followed by hot drinks and group photos. Our guides are fully trained in preventing and treating cold-related injuries, and will keep you and your group out of harm’s way.

For newer backcountry travelers, we can teach you the following skills:

  • XC Ski Techniques (Kick turns, pole use, etc.)

  • Backcountry XC Ski Equipment

  • Avalanche Awareness

  • Tour planning & Route-finding

ITINERARY:

  • Day trips: Meet at the Glacier Adventure Guides office at 9 a.m., where we will drive to the trailhead in Glacier National Park to begin the day. We also offer a shuttle service to pick guests up from their lodging at 9 a.m. Full day ski tour, return to Columbia Falls before 5 p.m.

  • *Izaak Walton Inn Guests: Meet downstairs at the guide kiosk at 9 a.m. Load up and head to the trail, full day ski tour in Glacier National Park, return to the Inn around 4 p.m.

EQUIPMENT LIST

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SKI GEAR
CLOTHING
PERSONAL GEAR

Glacier Adventure Guides leads cross-country ski tours to the west and east sides of Glacier National Park, depending on conditions. Many of our tours are highly flexible and great for any age or fitness level.

FISH CREEK - An easy and flexible ski tour for the family
MCDONALD CREEK AND GOING-TO-THE-SUN ROAD - Very scenic and great for beginners
AVALANCHE LAKE - A longer out-and-back with fantastic views
AUTUMN CREEK - Great open terrain and good weather

Columbia Falls is located in northwest Montana and is known as “The Gateway to Glacier.”

The town is also a short drive from the North Fork of the Flathead River, and is surrounded by the Whitefish, Livingston and Swan mountain ranges and several national and state forests. While small, it’s a prime destination for skiing, hiking and camping, with enough amenities to keep you more than comfortable.

Drive times to Columbia Falls:

Glacier International Airport (FCA): 15 min.
Whitefish Train Depot: 20 min.
Whitefish Mtn. Resort: 35 min.

Hotels: We encourage you to check out the historic Izaak Walton Inn, located in beautiful Essex, Montana. Tucked away in the forest, the Inn offers trails right from the hotel, a full restaurant and bar, hot tub and private suites.

Cost includes:

Guide(s)

Group gear

Food

Equipment rental

Transportation from the office to trail head

Does not include:

Hotel costs before, during, or after the trips

Transportation from lodging to office (shuttle rates: $75 from town, $125 from Whitefish Mountain Resort).

Guide Gratuity

Ready to book? You have the option to either call and book via phone or through our secure Online Reservation System.

Need more information? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Free inquiries can be made by calling us at 877-735-9514 or emailing Greg Fortin, owner and lead guide.

All participants must read and sign an Assumption of Risks/Liability Waiver, fill out our Guide Questionnaire and agree to our Reservations and Cancellations Policies.