When skiing on groomed trails please...

  • Leave dogs at home (unless it’s a designated dog trail.) 

  • When stopping, move to the side of the trail.

  • Obey all signs including one-way trail designations.

  • Give downhill skiers the right-of-way.  Don’t pass going down-hill.

  • Ski within your ability (the more you ski, the better you’ll get!)

  • Single file to the right on a crowded trail.

  • Let folks know you’re passing with a pleasant warning.

  • If you fall, fill it in!

  • Don’t litter:  take out what you bring in.

  • Make sure you have all required passes or permits.

backcountry ski opportunities

While this website is focused on the Sno-Parks and grooming opportunities, there are places to venture into the back country.  Many destinations are found out of all Sno-Parks, but primarily Crystal Springs and Gold Creek Sno-Parks within I-90.


East of I-90, Blewett Pass has a multitude of great backcountry destinations and you may want to check out Salmon La Sac in the voluntary non-motorized areas.  See Sno-Parks pages for maps.​


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WARNING – Recreating in the winter is inherently dangerous and can be deadly! There are many dangers including avalanches, hypothermia, route finding and getting stuck in the snow.

By accessing this page you acknowledge these dangers.

BE PREPARED before you leave home!

Conditions change quickly! It can be wet, sunny, or snowing all in the same hour.

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, continue to follow the latest guidance from local, state, and federal health officials. Avoid unnecessary risks that could impact first responders and stress medical resources.  Wear a mask when appropriate, practice social distancing, and consider recreating closer to home


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