Nordic Trails & Skiing

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. You can also find trail updates on our Facebook page. We do not have nordic ski or snowshoe rentals. Equipment can be rented at the Tauber Farm and Nordic Center (208-255-8883) located just three miles from the ranch on Gold Creek Road, Syringa Cyclery in Sandpoint, or the Alpine shop in Sandpoint.  If you are looking to try fat bike riding, Greasy Fingers Bikes n' Repair has fat bikes for rent.

Trail Pass Prices

Day 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.

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Trail Reports

January 27th, 2022 –  The Big Hill Loop was groomed today and is looking great! With the sunshine in the forecast, it's going to be a great weekend for a winter adventure on the ranch!

January 16th - 26th, 2022 –  Nordic Trails will be closed January 16th - 26th for ranch maintenance.

January 5, 2022 –  The Big Hill Loop is open! This 4.5 mile trail is open, groomed, and ready for you to enjoy some Winter fun! Fresh falling snow means there will be accumulating snow on the groomed track.

December 6, 2021 –  This season we are maintaining The Big Hill Loop which is an approximately 4.5 mile trail that takes you to the high point of the ranch. This trail is a multi-purpose winter trail which means it is open to skiers, snowshoers, fat bikers, or even dog ski-jourers! No motorized vehicles will be allowed.

February 4, 2021 –  Because of warming temps and rain, our Nordic Trails are currently closed to skiing and skating. They are still open to snowshoeing. We will be able to open the trails again when we get more snowfall.

January 20, 2021 –  The trails at the ranch were groomed again in the early hours of the morning. Conditions are near perfect with fast corduroy for skate skiers and set the track for classic.

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