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. Visit their website for a trail map here.

Condition Trail
Closed Meadow Loop
Closed Big Hill Loop

Trail Reports

March 21, 2017 – The nordic trails are officially closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who visited us and used the trails this year. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

March 10, 2017 – Grooming of the trails has been discontinued due to warming temperatures.  The trails are still open to fatbikes and snowshoeing for those that want to enjoy some spring weather winter sports.

March 7, 2017 – All trails were groomed this morning. Looks like there will be some sunshine in our future!

March 5, 2017 -More Snow! Trails were groomed last night so there will be about an inch of new snow on top. It’s a beautiful day so come ski the ranch!

March 1, 2017 –

Both the Meadow and the Big Hill are groomed and ready to go. Come out and enjoy our new snow!

February 28, 2017 –

About 8 inches of fresh powder has fallen in the last 24 hours. The Meadow Loop was groomed this morning. Big Hill Trail is only packed and will not be groomed until temperatures cool again. Come ski the ranch to enjoy some great new snow!

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