LOLO PASS:

Lolo pass has some good snow coverage and access to some fun slopes for backcountry skiing. Before you arrive at the pass on the Montana side there are north facing obvious slopes that many people enjoy for their ease of access. From the parking lot skiing into Packer Meadows and skiing Mount Fuji has been a popular destination for Missoula based backcountry users for a long time. With its ease of access, Lolo Pass remains a popular destination for backcountry skiers, cross country skiers as well as snowmobilers. This is a good place for exploring around and finding your own powder stash as there are hidden glades and old logging roads throughout this country both out of Packer Meadows as well as north towards Granite Pass. I include a few old photos of telemarking at Mount Fuji from 1990 when we were lucky to arrive after a two foot dump to three days of winter camping on the backside in the sun. Also a few photos from the south fork of Spruce Creek a remote snowmobile ski destination along the Mt/Id divide along the backside of Bass Peak and Kootenai Creek. The crystal theater at the head of the east fork of Lolo creek has some good skiing after a more lengthy approach.