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.
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Run to the Shelter Fun Run
When: Saturday, Feb. 25th
Registration 8:30am -10:00am at the Keeler Trailhead
The cost is $5.00 per hand if participating.
You must be a member of a club to participate. Membership forms will be available at registration. Residents must have a trail pass. If you are from out of state, an Out-of-State permit is required.
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Snowmobile Area Closures
Please respect the areas that have been designated as closed to snowmobiling.
to 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.
» Snowmobile Area Closure Map
Resident Trail Pass Required
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.
NEW beginning October 1, 2015 – Resident Trail Pass
Residents must also purchase a Trail Pass starting October 1, 2015 to ride on any of the 4000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Trail Passes are valid for three seasons and are $18. 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 $25 per machine.
Both laws went into effect on Oct. 1. The permits may be purchased from Booze - n - Bait in Troy, the Yaak River Tavern & Merchantile in the Yaak or online at https://app.mt.gov/als/index/index.html.
Non-Resident Use Permits Required
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 parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/activities/snowmobiling.
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.
Troy Snowmobile Club Inc.
The Troy Snowmobile Club Inc.(TSC) is a Montana non-profit, volunteer and membership organization committed to the advancement of recreational snowmobiling activities. Including trail grooming, preservation of forest access, sponsored events, safety forums and training.
TSC was formed in November 2004 to focus on snowmobile development in the greater Troy area. In a relatively short period of time, the club membership has grown substantially, geographically dispersed.
Troy Snowmobile Club Disclaimer
The Troy Snowmobile Club Inc. (TSC) members developed and maintain this website for informational purposes. Our Sponsors and Supporters are highlighted in several sections of the website and we would appreciate your support of their businesses in turn. We count on their support to bring you this website. Please thank them for supporting your sport!