BOZEMAN, MT—Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is excited to announce the addition of a new backcountry ski access route to their trail system, starting this winter. Backcountry skiers will be able to use this un-groomed route to access the Bridger Mountain backcountry via Crosscut Mountain Sports Center.

“We’re excited to expand our offerings. Backcountry skiing is among the fastest-growing sectors of the mountain sports world and an activity that fits well with Crosscut’s mission” says Sam Atkins, Crosscut’s Interim Executive Director.

“This new route will provide backcountry skiers a more direct route to access National Forest lands and the terrain around Bradley’s Meadow and Wolverine Bowl. We’re grateful to Crosscut for recognizing and responding to the interests of the backcountry ski community” says Charles Wolf Drimal, Vice President of Montana Backcountry Alliance.

Access is included with a Nordic Season Pass purchase. Backcountry skiers can also purchase an annual uphill pass for $25 or an uphill day pass for $5. More details are here

Winter Wildlands Alliance is also partnering with Crosscut Mountain Sports Center and Montana Backcountry Alliance for a trail work day on October 12 to prepare the new trail for use. Volunteers are needed to help with cutting brush and other trail work. If you’re interested in volunteering, please RSVP by emailing and plan to meet in the Crosscut parking lot at 10am on the 12th.