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Lost Trail Powder Mountain

For over 80 years, the Lost Trail Ski Area has been providing residents in both Idaho and Montana exceptional snow at affordable prices. Nestled in the beautiful Bitterroot Range of the Northern Rockies, this family-friendly ski mountain boasts lifts and runs in not just one, but two great states.

Immersed in history, the ski resort acquired its name from the journals of Lewis and Clark. In 1805, their historic expedition led them to a steep mountain trail in a failed attempt to follow the Salmon River to the Columbia. Frustrated they couldn’t follow their originally intended path; the only alternate route was a dangerous pass. At the insistence of a local rancher that was very familiar with the Lewis and Clark journals, the mountain pass was officially named “Lost Trail” after U.S. Highway 93 was built in the 1930’s.

The Lost Trail Powder Mountain is located at Lost Trail Pass, just west of U.S. 93. There are two parks available to skiers. Front Country is located directly in front of the lodge and has a variety of more advanced jumps – providing more seasoned skiers with big air. Powder Park, located in Powder Bowl, is known for more natural terrain and features – well suited for those just learning how to navigate the slopes. The ski season typically runs from December to April and the mountain is open four days per week (Thursday through Sunday), including holidays.

No matter what kind of outdoor adventure you’re looking for during winter, this family-oriented Bitterroot establishment has a little something for everyone. To learn more about ski conditions, lessons, and/or to read more about the ski resort’s history and events, visit the Lost Trail Powder Mountain: