Phenomenal Views, Fantastic Play Areas, Picture Postcard Trails

Snowmobiling in Northwest Montana is an Exhilarating Experience!

Pristine forests blanketed with snow during the winter and early spring months provide a playground for all levels of snowmobile riders. Novices enjoy the groomed trails while experts utilize the trails as access points to play areas that challenge even the extreme Sno-Cats!

Set in the Kootenai National Forest, amenities available in Troy and nearby Libby, access from both eastern and western population centers is available from US Highway 2.

Club Rides

As this season matures we will list our club rides. So you may enjoy a destination with club & family members.

All Club Rides are subject to change or cancellation depending upon weather & snow conditions. Contact Jerry at 406.295.4322, or check Trails and Photos for latest information.

Snowmobile Area Closures

Please respect the areas that have been designated as closed to snowmobiling.

Download a map covering a portion closed to snowmobiling. For other areas and more information, please contact the Three Rivers Ranger District USFS at (406) 295-4693.

Trail Passes and Permits

Montana residents must register their snowmobiles at the County Treasurer’s office in the county where the owner resides. This is a one-time registration and valid until the current owner sells the snowmobile.

Resident Trail Pass
Residents must also purchase a Trail Pass to ride on any of the 4000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Trail Passes are valid for two seasons and are $20. Trail Passes apply to all “mechanized equipment” including; snowmobiles, motorized snow bikes, and fat tire pedal bikes.

Nonresidents who plan to ride their snowmobiles and motorized snow bikes in Montana must purchase a Snowmobile Nonresident Temporary Use Permit for $35 per machine.

The permits may be purchased from Booze-n-Bait in Troy, the Yaak River Tavern & Merchantile in the Yaak or online at

Snowmobilers visiting Montana are required to pay a fee to support the grooming of snowmobile trails. A visitor who plans to ride his/her snowmobile in Montana must purchase a non-resident temporary snowmobile use permit.

In Troy, Booze-N-Bait sells permits and is located on Highway 2 – easily accessible as you drive through the town to access the snowmobile areas.

For additional information on Montana Regulations visit their website at

Snowmobilers visiting Idaho are required to purchase a nonresident snowmobile user certificate. The certificate costs $32.50 and is available at authorized snowmobile registration vendors. The certificate is good for one year and nonresidents may designate their certificate fees to the county snowmobile program of their primary use. For additional information on Idaho Regulations visit their website at

Officials at Idaho Parks and Recreation have advised that nonresident snowmobile user certificates are required for snowmobiles that may start their journey in Montana but cross into Idaho at any point in the trip.

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