Snowmobile Guide

Check out this comprehensive resource guide of helpful links on where to ride snowmobiles in and around Northwest Montana. We have included links to trail systems, and snowmobile maps. The maps you can even download to your smart phones in PDF format for use in the backcountry. We have compiled regional weather forecasts, snow fall information, as well as avalanche advisories and other general safety information. We have included links to the local riding clubs, emergency contacts if you need help and some of our favorite links to news and entertainment from the snowmobile industry.

Snowmobile Trails in Northwest Montana

Montana State Park – Snowmobile Programs And Snowmobiler Resources

Canyon Creek Trail Head – Columbia Falls, MT

Crane Mountain Trail Head – Bigfork, MT

Snowmobile Trails – Bozeman, MT

Seeley Lake Trails – Seeley Lake, MT

Snowmobile Trails -- Libby, MT

Snowmobile Trails –Troy, MT

West Yellowstone Area – West Yellowstone, MT

Snowtracks Online Trail Guides

Flathead Snowmobile Association Groomer Tracks - (SPOT GPS)


Snowmobile Maps of Regional Riding Areas in Northwest, Montana (PDF Format)

Canyon Creek & Desert Mountain Area

Flathead Valley - Flathead Snowmobiler

Glacier View Ranger District

Hungry Horse & Spotted Bear Ranger Districts

Swan Lake Ranger District – North Half

Swan Lake Ranger District – South Half

Swan Lake Area

Tally Lake Ranger District


Regional Weather Forecasts

NOAA- Glacier International Airport, Kalispell, MT

NOAA – NW MT Regional Forecast

NOAA – West Glacier Forecast

NOAA- Northwest Montana Backcountry Weather Forecast

Glacier Park Forecast

Area Forecast Discussion

Western Montana Current Weather


SNOTEL – Snowfall, Snow Depth, & Precipitation

Intereactive Snow Water Equivalent Map

Banfield Mountain NRCS | NWS

Bear Mountain NRCS | NWS

Flattop Mountain NRCS | NWS

Hawkins Lake NRCS | NWS

Moss Peak NRCS | NWS

Noisy Basin NRCS | NWS

North Fork Jocko NRCS | NWS

Pike Creek NRCS | NWS

Poorman Creek NRCS | NWS

Stahl Peak NRCS | NWS


Snowmobile Clubs in Northwest, Montana

Flathead Snowmobile Association (FSA)

Montana Snowmobile Association (MSA)

Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club

Missoula Snowgoers Snowmobile Association

Great Falls Snowmobile Club


Avalanche Information & Avalanche Training Resources

Current Avalanche Advisories for Northwest, MT

Flathead Avalanche Center

Avalanche Canada

Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol

Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

West Central Montana Avalanche Center

Avalanche Safety Resource Guide

Emergency Contacts

Flathead Valley Search & Rescue

Flathead County Sheriff’s Office

Kalispell Regional Medical Center

North Valley Hospital

Montana Highway Patrol



Snowmobile Industry News & Entertainment

American Snowmobiler Magazine

Freerider Magazine

Hard Core Sledder

Mountain Sledder Magazine

On Snow Magazine (OSM)

Sledhead 24-7

Snow Goer Magazine

Snowtech Magazine


About Us:

Bearclaw Powersports, LLC specializes in outfitting snowmobile and motorcycle enthusiasts for their adventures into the back country. They offer the newest and most technologically advanced products on market. Their goal is to provide you with personalized riding gear and setup solutions to keep you safe, comfortable & dry on your next adventure.

 The company continues to expand their product lines to carry the most respected name brands including: 509, Fly, FXR, Giant Loop, Highmark by Snowpulse, HMK, HJC, Snow Divas, SLP, Shoei, and the list continues to grow. We only stock and sell top quality products that you can count on. Life saving products like the avalanche bags, beacons, probes, shovels, GPS, bunjee's and saws.

  Bearclaw also offers a wide variety of products pertaining to maintenance and performance modifications. If you want everyday low prices on parts shipped right to your door, you should give Bearclaw a try. They offer top notch customer service before, during, and that after the sale. Now offer free freight on parts orders of over $199.*

 The low pressure sales staff would be glad to offer you advice and promote a no hassle buying experience based on value and trust. Give us a call at 1-406-212-4300 or send us an email at Just let us know how we can help set you up.

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