Cross Country in Five Days

There’s been no shortage of snow here in Western Montana, and we’ve been eager to introduce the Younger Fives to skiing. As a first step we decided to begin with cross country skiing to give everyone a feel for moving through the snow in a new way. After looking into our options (and there are plenty here in the Flathead Valley), we found the following to be ideal for learning to Nordic ski as a family.

West Shore State Park
Family-Friendly Features: uncrowded, Flathead Lake


Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trails
Family-Friendly Features: groomed trails, mountain setting


Herron Park
Family-Friendly Features: sledding hill, plenty of space


Bigfork Community Nordic Center
Family-Friendly Features: groomed trails, forest setting


Glacier National Park
Family-Friendly Features: trails over and along streams, mountain scenery



3 thoughts on “Cross Country in Five Days

  1. Aw, that last one made me smile!! Looks like an amazing outing and do good to adventure together as a family. Tell the Little One that she’ll get her response today or tomorrow. We have been beyond crazy with school and life activities here. Cheers!

    PS – in flip flops and shorts today… :/

    • After the chilly day in Glacier, the flip flops and shorts would have sounded pretty tempting. Now with temperatures climbing into the 30’s, we might still bring them out anyways 😉

  2. Pingback: Picnic at the Pass | Fives on the Fly

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