We're getting ready for our third winter season, starting December 7, 2019. There's a lot of things happening this winter, including new trails and an exciting schedule of events! More information will be posted soon.
Season Passes are the best way to enjoy all that Crosscut has to offer. Access all of our trails, and get a range of extra benefits, including early and late season skiing. For the 2019-2020 season, Crosscut will offer a discount of 10% for Seniors (age 70 and over), students, and military personnel.
Day tickets allow access to the Crosscut trail system for one day at a time. Adult tickets are for individuals over the age of 18, Youth tickets are for ages 12-18, and Children under 12 ski for free. Ticket type is determined by age on date of purchase. Five-time passes are available for purchase for $90.
Crosscut has classic touring packages (skis, boots, and poles) available for rent on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please visit our friends at Bangtail Bike and Ski if you are interested in skate skiing gear.
With over 35km of trail groomed daily, Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is Gallatin Valley's premiere destination for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and fatbiking.2018-19 Trail Map (2.2mb png)Mobile Map
Sign up for Private Lessons here!
Crosscut is excited to offer both private and group lessons for the 2019-2020 ski season. Please read descriptions of our offerings below. We request signup 24 hours in advance of your lesson time. Contact us to check last-minute availability, or if you have any questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Nordic Center at (406) 586 9690. We will add more group lessons to the schedule as the winter goes on!
** Please note that we do not have skate skis available for rent**
We suggest you contact Bangtail Bike and Ski in Bozeman for skate rentals. (406)-587-4905
Beginning Classic Series: A four-week series covering the fundamentals of classic skiing. We will introduce basic technique and movement, and have guided time to practice and explore the Crosscut trails. Each week will build on the previous lesson. No experience required!
Dates: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25
Time: 10am - 12pm
Cost: $180, includes classic rental package and trail pass for lesson dates
Sign up here!
Beginning Skate Series: A four-week series covering the fundamentals of skate skiing. We will introduce basic technique and movement, and have guided time to practice and explore the Crosscut trails. Each week will build on the previous lesson. No experience required!
Dates: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30pm
Cost: $180, includes trail pass for lesson dates
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Tuesday Women’s Club: Come ski with a group of active, enthusiastic women on Tuesday mornings. All women and non-binary folks are welcome! We will offer guided trail tours for several levels of experience. Tours will leave the Nordic Center at 10am, no signup required.
Dates: Tuesday **Beginning 1/7/20**
Cost: Trail pass or season’s pass required. Classic rentals available. Guided tours are FREE!
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Drop-In Group Lessons: Stand-alone lessons for beginner/novice skiers. We will cover basic technique and movement in a fun group setting. Both skate and classic options are offered.
Cost: $50, includes classic rental package and trail pass. $45, includes trail pass
Sign up information coming soon!
Private Lessons: Customizable for all ages and abilities. Let us know what you’re interested in learning!
Dates: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday **Beginning 12/3/19**
Time: One hour lessons beginning at 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm
Cost: $50 for the first person, includes classic rental package and trail pass
$45 for each additional person, includes classic rental package and trail pass
$45 per person for season’s pass holders
You can also start the process of scheduling private lessons by getting in touch with our Nordic Center. We will add more group lessons to the schedule as the winter goes on.
Crosscut is looking forward to expanding our options for canines this winter! Canines and their owners will be welcomed after 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
We have two dog waste stations, one just in front of the Nordic Center, and one at the Pumphouse, and we ask that you clean up after your dog in the parking lot and on the trails. Any off leash dogs must be under voice control, and no dog may behave aggressively towards other dogs or people.
Uphill access is also included in standard season passes and day tickets. Uphill season pass holders may access the route during season pass holder hours (7 days a week, 6am-6pm), while day tickets may only be purchased and used during Nordic Center operating hours (9am-4pm).
Crosscut is excited to offer uphill skiing as a pilot program for the 2019-20 winter. This route is designed to allow backcountry skiers access to the U.S. Forest Service land west of Crosscut.
The uphill skiing route should never be used to access Bridger Bowl! We want to be good neighbors, so please stay away from Bridger's ski area boundary. Any reports of poaching will result in immediate closure of the uphill route.
Uphill skiers must have a valid pass displayed on their person, and abide by the following policies:
Travel uphill only on the designated route, marked with "uphill route" signs.
Stay completely to the edge of ski trails, opposite the classic tracks.
Observe all posted signs, warnings, and trail closures.
Be alert for and yield to all other trail users.
Yield to and/or avoid all ski area machinery.
Enter and exit Crosscut property at the same location.
Descend in control, along the same route used for ascent.
Travel in a way that damages or obstructs a groomed ski trail.
Use the uphill skiing route outside of normal operating hours.
Use the Uphill Skiing route to access Bridger Bowl property.
Bring dogs outside of the dog specific times posted at the base area.
Travel in a manner that is reckless or otherwise endangering to yourself or others.
If you choose to leave the Crosscut Property:
Avalanche Danger and other life threatening hazards exist beyond the ski area boundary. If you choose to leave Crosscut Mountain Sports Center property, you are solely responsible for your safety and welfare. There is no ski patrol, services, or hazard reduction beyond the Crosscut property boundary. Always be aware of backcountry hazards, including, but not limited to: weather, route finding, and avalanche danger.
For current snowpack information, contact the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (406)587-6981, www.mtavalanche.com
Backcountry equipment can be rented from Uphill Pursuits, located in the Cannery District.
Day Ticket or Season Pass is required
Fat bikes yield to all other traffic, on the trail and at intersections. Recognize that the Narrow Gauge trails are multi directional, and that you may encounter other trail users at any time. Always ride in control.
Fat bikes should stay out of the classic tracks, and stay to the right for oncoming traffic. Please be courteous and respectful to all other trail users.
Helmets should be worn on the trails at all times.
Fat bike riding is conditions dependent, we will post fat biking conditions on our grooming report, but if you are sinking in more than 2", it is too soft for fat bike riding.
Fat bikes only, tires must be 3.7" or wider.