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Cross-country ski trails groomed

The cross-country ski-trail groomer began grooming the ski trail on December 20. Our scheduled grooming days will be Friday and Sunday mornings this season, but could vary with snowfall. Visitor Center hours of operation will be Thursday through Monday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Effective as of December 1, Winter Recreation Passes are required at all times to park at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center. Day and season Winter Recreation Passes can be purchased at the Visitor Center during regular hours of operation, and day passes can be purchased at the Visitor Center front door after-hours. Winter Recreation Passes will also be available in Missoula at the Outdoor Supply and Rental, The Trail Head, the Lolo National Forest – Missoula Ranger District Office, and the Lolo Hot Springs on US Highway 12. Dogs are not allowed east of Highway 12 in the Lolo Pass area. All dogs in the parking lot must be leashed.

The Avalanche Beacon Training Park has been installed at Lolo Pass again this winter. The Beacon Park was installed through cooperative efforts of the West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation, private donations, and the U.S. Forest Service. The training opportunity will be available 7 days per week. Snowmobilers will have to walk from the parking lot to use the site. You must have a transceiver to use the site.

Individuals planning to bring groups to Lolo Pass for educational or recreational activities should contact the Visitor Center Manager, Buffie Cerutti, at the Powell Ranger Station, 942-3113.

Updates regarding ski and snow conditions, parking, weather and grooming will be posted on Facebook at: “Discover Your Northwest Lolo Pass Visitor Center.”

Contact the Powell Ranger Station at 942-3113.


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