Rattlesnake Mountains on Lolo National Forest

Activity Details

Activity Type(s): Backcountry Skiing / Riding


Marshall Ridge. Accessible either by crossing old Marshall ski area and climbing to 7000’ ridge top, or via Mittower Road. Great moderate midwinter day trip with fine open skiing along spine of ridge and through glades of old clearcuts on southwest side of ridge down to terminus
of Mittower road. Steeper shots down into Johnson Creek.
Wisherd Ridge and Sheep Mountain. Extraordinary series of open bowls and spur ridges along length of Wisherd Ridge terminating in Sheep Mountain. This has been a premier midwinter
powder and spring corn skiing area due to abundant snowpack.
Stuart Peak is accessible all winter from the main Rattlesnake trailhead.
The Jenni Lake Basin and the Point Six area. This area is accessible through a gate from Snow Bowl Ski Area. Snow Bowl does not sell one-way ski passes but season pass holders and day pass holders frequent the backcountry in this area during the winter.