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. 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 located just three miles from the ranch on Gold Creek Road or the Alpine shop in Sandpoint.  If you are looking to try fatbike riding, Greasy Fingers Bikes n Repair has fatbikes for rent.

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.

Condition Trail
Open Meadow Loop
Closed Big Hill Loop

Trail Reports

February 20, 2019 –  The Meadow loop was groomed yesterday in is looking fabulous. The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day on the ranch! The Big Hill Trail is closed for the season.

February 17, 2019 –  Trails are freshly groomed and ready for you to come ski. Conditions are great with a hard packed base and a fresh corduroy surface, beautiful views and a moose or two along the way.

February 14, 2019 –  Both the Big Hill Trail and the Meadow Loop have been groomed this morning and are looking beautiful! The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day to come ski at the ranch!

February 10, 2019 –  The Meadow Loop was leveled, packed and groomed this morning. The Big Hill Trail is open but has not been groomed today.

February 5, 2019 – Nordic Trails Update: The Meadow Loop was groomed this morning. We got a new dusting of snow last night so the trail groomed up nicely. You skate skiers are going to love this trail today! The Big Hill Trail continues to be closed.

February 4, 2019 – The Meadow Loop was groomed this morning and is looking great! The Big Hill Trail is currently closed due to logging operations.

January 28, 2019 – The groomer was out bright an early this morning in the Meadow Loop.  It groomed up very nicely and is ready for you to enjoy.

January 24, 2019 – Grooming is the business of the day! With all the new snow we got yesterday, it is looking beautiful. The Meadow is groomed and we will update you on the status of the Big Hill Trail after the horses get their breakfast.

January 21, 2019 – Both the Meadow Loop and the Big Hill trails were groomed today. Have a great day skiing!

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