Nordic Trails & Skiing

Girls day out on hill

At Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, we have cross country ski trails for all levels with the “Meadow Loop” for beginners, the “Big Hill Loop” for a long ski through the trees and a scenic viewpoint framed by the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains. Return to the lodge for a little relaxation in front of a warm fire. Be sure to check in at the lodge and get a trail pass.

Trail Pass Prices:


Daily pass:

Adults – $10
kids (ages 6-12) – $5
kids (ages 5 and under) – free
Family Day pass – $25.00
Free to those staying in one of our lodge rooms or log cabins

Season pass:

Adults – $65
Kids (ages 6-12) – $32
Family season pass – $160.00

Thank you to the Sandpoint Nordic Club for the great work they do in promoting nordic skiing in our area. Visit their website for a trail map here.

Skate skiing in the meadow
Skiing in the meadow

Call for latest trail reports: (208) 263-9066

January 28th Trail Report:

Roley and I escaped from our daily chores and strapped on our skis and enjoyed an amazing ski on the Big Hill Loop. Lots of sunshine and blue ski and some fantastic views of the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains from the top of the Big Hill.
Roley groomed again tonight with the Ginzu Groomer, manicuring on the Big Hill loop will continue. Until further snow we plan to concentrate efforts on the Big Hill trail and will be waiting for better cover in the meadow.

January 22nd Ski Report:

The trails were groomed through the night. The temps finally dipped down cool enough to get out on the trails. Both the Meadow loop and Big Hill loop are groomed. Come out and enjoy the fresh corduroy and fresh classic tracks!

January 18th ski report:

Trail Update: We received another 4 inches of snow Saturday night, but was followed by a warm up. Trail grooming will be on hold until we get some cooler temperatures. We will update when grooming resumes. Trails would still be good for snow shoeing or ungroomed classic skiing.

January 17th ski report:

We received six inches of new snow Thursday evening. Roley spent several hours grooming and this morning the trails are in great shape with both the Meadow Trails and the Big Hill Loop groomed and waiting for your weekend ski. Come and enjoy the corduroy.

January 11th ski report:

Saturday we received two inches of new snow which really helped the trails. Grooming was completed at 12:30 AM so skate and classic skiing should be fantastic in the meadow as well as the big hill loop.

January 10th ski report:

10:20 am… It is currently snowing at the ranch, so with this fresh snow over our hard packed trail system it should make for a good ski today and tomorrow. Both the meadow and the big hill are open and waiting for you to come experience them.

January 9th ski report:

After Sunday’s snow fall of over 12″ and after hours of trail prep the skiing is looking fantastic. Our meadow trail system is groomed for skate and classic and the big hill loop is great for skate and the more advertious classic skier.

Ski view from on top the big hill
Staff out for a ski