Trail Conditions Update

2/28: 1/2" snow overnight. Packed Powder. Groomed and tracks set on many trails. See weekend lunch details below.

2/27: Another 1" yesterday. See yesterday's update for details.

This weekend for lunch we are serving Homemade meat and veggie chili, homemade rolls and cookies

2/26: Packed powder. Last night we received 4" of snow. The trails are groomed and in good shape with the exception of a few thin spots. Some trails were damaged by the warm-up and we are waiting to groom these to see if we get some more snow in the next few days.
The best skiing is on Busy Beavers, El C. Mandy's Meadow, Cart Path, Prospectors, Meadow Road and Middle and Upper Granite Grunt.




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Homestake Lodge received Montana Governor Bullock's Eco Star 2013 Award for environmental stewardship. The award was received at a state house ceremony in April of 2014

Winter 2014/2015:


Dec 20, 2014: First day of Junior Program for ages 8+.

Jan 3, 2015: First day of Junior Program for ages 5-7.

Jan 11, 2015: Free Learn to Ski Days with the Mile High Nordic Ski Education Foundation. The local club will provide free lessons and Homestake Lodge will provide free equipment rentals and trail passes to those signed up for the lessons. Sign up required: Call Mandy at 581-6202 or Chris at 585-8052 or email:

When: Sunday Jan 11, 2015 at 11am and 1pm


Feb 7, 2015: Homestake Women's Skate Ski Clinic all day Saturday. Instructors: Mandy Axelson, Shayla Swanson, Kaelin Kiesel, and Heidi Makoutz

Break into ability levels and ski instruction in the morning. Lunch is soup and rolls from Homestake Lodge, followed by a quick information session on equipment. The afternoon is spent on skiing the trails and doing some one on one work with the instructor. The day finishes up back at the lodge with some snacks and drinks and a waxing clinic. Great fun, so SIGN UP EARLY. The clinic fills up quickly. Give Mandy a call at 406-581-6202 or email at

Cost: $65 

Includes: Full day of instruction, trail pass, Lunch (soup, roll, cookie), and a Sauce Hat custom made for the event by Shayla

9:30am: Check in

10am: Morning instruction

11:30: Lunch

12:30pm: "Stations"

1pm: Ski trails and afternoon instruction

2:30pm: Relay

3pm: Wax clinic and drinks/snacks

3:30pm: End


Feb 21, 2015: Homestake Hustle! Second annual Junior Ski Race for U14's. Really any age can show up. We will have a 1k and a 2k loop starting and finishing at the lodge. Races, food and fun afterwards. A low-key, fun kids race. Any one can sign up and participate. Call or email us for more info. Results 1km, Results 2km, Results 3km