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.

Trail Reports

February 8, 2016 – Roley is headed out again this evening to groom the meadow trails. Come enjoy some spring skiing at the ranch. Trails are looking good.

February 4, 2016 – We received a few inches of snow overnight. At this time the snow has stopped and Roley is headed out to groom. It looks like conditions should be great today. Come ski the ranch!!

January 22, 2016 – It. Is. Wet. We are currently experiencing temps in the high 30’s and rain, rain, rain! Gotta love that January thaw. We will let you know when the temperatures cool and we have some snow fall. Until then, may I suggest a good book and a hot cup of coffee?

January 18, 2016 – Trail conditions are overall very wet as we have had some rain in the last 24 hours.  Trails will be groomed again when temperatures drop in the evenings.

January 16, 2016 –  Roley is out grooming this evening and the report back is that the big hill loop looks really good and should be great skiing tomorrow if the temps don’t rise too much. Keep in mind the big hill loop does have some pretty good hills and needs to be skied with caution, but at this point has the best surface conditions. Roley is also grooming the meadow where you will find some areas that offer great conditions, but also some areas that are very wet. We would call it spring skiing conditions.

January 12, 2016 – The fog has settled in here today at the ranch.  Isaac is out re-routing some trails around the wet areas in the Meadow Loop.  Grooming will continue on the Meadow Loop this morning and afternoon. The Big Hill Loop was groomed Sunday evening and has been shortened a bit because of logging but still a great adventure!

January 9, 2016 –  Roley started grooming early this morning so come on out to the ranch and ski the freshly groomed meadow trails today. Temps are around freezing with light snowfall. There will be a few soft spots in the meadow but it looks like the majority of the trails will ski well. Coffee is on, tea is hot, and pop corn is always available so come visit us soon.

Ski view from on top the big hill
Skate skiing in the meadow
Skiing in the meadow
Staff out for a ski