We invite you to partake in the Third Annual Snow Fest at Silver Crest, held at the Silver Crest Cross Country Ski Area on Saturday, December 14 to celebrate winter recreation in the Little Belt Mountains! The Silver Crest Trails Association has planned a fun-filled day of skiing, snowshoeing, music and warming refreshments for folks of all ages. Silver Crest Cross Country is located near Showdown Ski Area on Kings Hill Pass in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
From the direction of Great Falls, find it by turning right into the Winter Recreation Area 6.5 miles south of Neihart on Route 89. From White Sulphur Springs, head north on Route 89, about 31 miles to Kings Hill Pass, then continue on for a little over a mile to the Winter Recreation Area, on your left. Follow signs from there to the trailhead. The event is from 10AM to 3PM and is free of charge.
Beginner skiers and snowshoers are welcome. Snowshoes will be provided by the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Montana Wilderness Association (just bring a pair of warm boots). Volunteers will help outfit snowshoers for self-guided hikes. Bighorn Outdoor Specialists owners Beth and Chris Leatham will be on hand with classic and skate ski equipment for you to try. Introductions to both classic cross country skiing and skate skiing techniques will be available. Please contact Silver Crest Trails Association volunteer Matt Marcinek at 231-3604 to schedule your ski experience. Experienced skiers are encouraged to bring their favorite skis and play a round of Nordic Trivia for prizes and glory.
Hot drinks, chili and an array of refreshments will be available. Check out the grooming equipment used by the Kings Hill Grooming Association and SCTA, and warm up by the fire at the trailhead. Marshmallows and roasting sticks will be on hand!
It’s going to be a great way to kick off the winter season– see you there!
For more information, please call Lisa Easton at 781-2341.