Each winter the snow gods smile on Helena’s Bill Roberts Golf Course for just a few glorious weeks, and we enjoy enough snow cover in town to ski where Charles Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis in 1927. The Last Chance Nordic Ski Club, in partnership with the City of Helena’s Parks and Recreation Department, grooms approximately four kilometers of skate and classic track (map) around the perimeter of the golf course. The track is well-maintained and runs across gently rolling terrain.
Parking for the Golf Course is located at 2201 North Benton Avenue, which is immediately east of Benton Avenue, two driveways north of the railroad tracks. After your ski, feel free to stop in at Muni’s to enjoy a beverage and a bite to eat.
If you are snowshoeing, walking your dog, or on foot, please avoid the groomed ski tracks as well as the Golf Course’s tees and greens. For trail use suggestions, see the LCNSC’s Trail Use Guidelines.
In recent years, stalwart club volunteers Dave Dalthorp and Doug Compton have done the lion’s share of the Golf Course grooming. Skiing is free, and all skiers are welcome, But if you wish to help defray the cost of grooming, the Club welcomes your membership and would be grateful for your donation in the donation slot at the parking lot (see the map).