Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Everyone is always in a good mood and having a great time at Lost Trail Powder Mountain. The snow is fantastic, there’s never a line and the drive that gets you there is breathtaking.

Lost Trail Powder Mountain is a 60-year-old, family-oriented ski area straddling the Montana/Idaho border, which some say is the reason for its consistent snow conditions. The mountain gets 300 inches a year, but somehow, it seems more than that.

It’s the place to go if you don’t have deep pockets and you like deep powder. A full day lift ticket is only $31.00 for adults and $21.00 for kids.

If you hit the slopes first thing Thursday A.M. you could be delighted by untouched cold smoke powder. Hit the slopes with your friends, come in to warm up at the fireplace with some nachos, then hit the trails again.

You’ll have fun exploring a great variety of terrain. LTPM has 20% beginner, 60% intermediate and 20% advanced. There are a few beginner runs off of all chairs. The cruisers are long. Black diamonds drop from off all chairs but three and five.

For overnight lodging there are many fine establishments nearby. Check it out at http://www.losttrail.com/lodging.html.

Getting to Lost Trail Powder Mountain is easy. It’s conveniently located just 1/8 of a mile off Hwy 93 and Hwy 43 at the Montana-Idaho Border. Enjoy the pristine view of the Bitterroot Mountains coming from Missoula or Butte. From Salmon and surrounding areas it's just about 45 minutes till you’re hitting the slopes.

When you make it out here, look for power lines. You won't see any. That's because Lost Trail is fully run by Bio-Diesel generators. Maybe that’s why the snow gods smile upon Lost Trail Powder Mountain.

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