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Inspiring Healthy Community by Connecting People and Nature

Experience the best of outdoor recreation

Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is a year-round mountain hub providing human-powered recreation, sports training, and outdoor education for all ages, abilities, identities, and backgrounds.

Located just 17 miles north of Bozeman in the heart of the Bridger Range, Crosscut sits on 500+ acres adjacent to Bridger Bowl and the Custer Gallatin National Forest. From Nordic skiing and snowshoeing to biking and hiking, we love helping folks enjoy the outdoors in every season.

As a nonprofit, Crosscut is dedicated to serving the community and stewarding our shared lands. With welcoming facilities and extraordinary trails amidst pristine natural beauty, we offer connection, solitude, and inspiration for our community and those who wish to visit.


Ticket to glide

Ski day in the forecast? It’s easy to pick up your day pass online in advance.


Fresh Air and Fresh Tracks

Come ski with us!

With ski rentals and lessons available for all ages and abilites, we’ve got you covered — whether it’s your first time on skis, or just your first time on our trails. Skate or classic? Snowshoeing, fatbiking, or even Biathlon? There’s always something new to try this winter at Crosscut. Crosscut has 45km of pristine trails trails waiting for you. We love to share trail recommendations and condition updates to help you plan the perfect route for your day at Crosscut.


Tips for a Safe Ski Season

Welcome to your 2022 base lodge — your vehicle!

We’re teaming up with the Cross Country Ski Association to bring you tips for your (mobile) base lodge this season. Although the Nordic Center is closed, we’re still here to help as you learn to change into your gear with confidence, snack and refuel, stay warm (all fingers and toes included), and safely make the most of every day at Crosscut. Use the buttons below to view How To guides for each topic:


Local weather & grooming report

Get the latest trail conditions and weather forecast before heading up the canyon to Crosscut.

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Skate Skiing Plus Target Practice!

Biathlon at Crosscut

We’re proud to offer a safe, supportive, and fun environment for current and aspiring Biathletes of all ages and abilities to try this thrilling sport. We have competitive and recreational Biathlon programs for both youth and adults.

A Shared Vision

The future of Crosscut

More than 60 years ago, a group of passionate skiers came together to form the iconic non-profit ski area, Bridger Bowl. Looking back, it is impossible to imagine the town of Bozeman without such an important landmark. With that tangible example in mind, we believe that now is the time to act, creating the best possible future.


Today and into the future, Crosscut seeks to embody a welcoming environment for all ages, abilities, identities, and backgrounds, while preserving the enduring vitality of the land.


Something for everyone

Our trail systems are created for year-round recreation in the beautiful Bridger Mountains. At Crosscut, feet, skis, wheels, and snowshoes are all equal means to experiencing the joy of movement and exploring the outdoors — at your own pace, and in your own way.


Stronger Together

Crosscut’s Combined Elite Nordic & Biathlon Team

Crosscut's Elite Team training model is unique in the field of sport. Our para athletes and non-para athletes from multiple disciplines train together as a high-level team, cheering one another on in their respective National and World Cup competitions. The combined Elite Team embodies our organization's philosophy of inclusivity, empowering people from all backgrounds to pursue their passions.

We train together because disability does not separate us — para athletes are athletes.


Land Acknowledgment

We honor the memory of the Niitsítpiis-stahkoii, Apsaalooké, Salish Kootenai, Cheyenne, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ land we occupy, who have stewarded their ancestral homelands for thousands of years.