Avalanche Picnic Area

11.6 miles round trip
The route up the Going-to-the-Sun Road offers easy skiing and good views of McDonald Creek and the mountains surrounding the McDonald Valley. Avalanche Picnic Area is a good destination. Longer trips up the road are possible. The forested valley trails, especially along Sacred Dancing Cascade, are also popular. Snow conditions may be variable under the trees. Avalanche Lake is a popular destination with some steep narrow sections that can be difficult to ski up or down, especially when icy. The Trail of the Cedars is generally not good skiing.

 

Today is July 10.    Ski trail condition reports are available November thru April.

 


 
Ski Trails in Other Areas of the Park

Apgar - West Glacier
 
Lake McDonald - Avalanche
 
Marias Pass
 
       

North Fork
 
St. Mary
 
Two Medicine Valley
 
       

McDonald Falls Sacred Dancing Cascades Avalanche Picnic Area