Larry Creek 1/5/2023

Trails at Larry Creek(off Bass Creek Road) were groomed today. The first half mile is very icy, but after that the surface is pretty nice for skiing. These trails receive a lot of foot and dog traffic, so if you want to ski it in good conditions, get out there in the next day or 2.
If the snow holds up we will likely continue to groom these trails every 2 weeks for the rest of the winter.
Grooming on these trails is new this season and is being doing in partnership with the Bitterroot National Forest. Please let us and the forest know what you think.

Larry Creek

Last week we mentioned possibly grooming a new trail system. Well today it happened.

Chief Groomer Tony Neaves and club President Jesse Crocker headed out with USFS Stevensville District Ranger Steve Brown and Recreation Specialist Caleb George today to try out grooming trails in the Larry Creek area, near Florence. There are 2 trails groomed. Larry Creek Loop road, marked in blue at the map is a beginner level trail, groomed about 10 feet wide. The trail marked in purple on the map is narrower and steeper, more of a black diamond level trail. Both trails should be good for classic skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing. Currently they are too soft for fat biking in most places, but may set up firmer over the next few days. Since this is the first time it was groomed the trails are still a little rough, but we are hoping to continue grooming these trails at least a few more times this season, so they should get better.

Get out there and ski then let us know what you think!

Thanks to the Bitterroot National Forest Stevensville ranger district staff for coming up with the idea for this, and approaching the ski club to get this going.

Cabin Reservations open November 1

Reservations for the Gordon Reese Cabin open tomorrow(November 1) morning at 8 am. Reservations can be made on The USFS has increase the price to $75 per night. Tuesday and Friday nights are reserved for volunteers, and those nights can be booked by calling the Wisdom ranger station.

The Gordon Reese Cabin is managed by the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest. The Bitterroot Cross Country Ski Club assists with cabin maintenance, maintains the ski trails, and provides trail grooming in partnership with the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest and Lost Trail Powder Mountain. None of the funds from the cabin go to the ski club, so if you enjoy staying at the cabin please also consider making a donation to the ski club to help fund trail grooming.