Kootenay Rockies & Columbia Valley
Cross-Country Skiing Fairmont
Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Area offers 6 kms of cross country ski trails. These trails are perfect for those learning to nordic ski or who are looking for a nice easy glide along the snow. Rentals are not available at the Resort.
Cross-Country Skiing Invermere Windermere
The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club is proud to promote and maintain the Lake Windermere Whiteway. The Whiteway is a 34km groomed track that runs all the way around the lake and connects the towns of Invermere and Windermere. The Whiteway has tracks for classic cross-country skiers, a groomed skate skiing track, and a cleared ice-skating track. There are three official entry points onto the Whiteway; one at Kinsmen beach in Invermere, one at the Invermere Bay Condos in Invermere, and one at Windermere beach.
Cross-Country Skiing Radium
Outside of Radium Hot Springs, a short drive into Kootenay National Park, Nipika Mountain Resort is the best place for nordic skiing. In conjunction with the BC Government, Nipika maintains 50 kilometres of groomed cross country ski trails, and an additional 50 kms of single track trails. Ski to see the splendour of the natural bridge or along the rising cliffs of the Cross River and Kootenay River. The Woodlot trails to the South of the cabins are beginner- intermediate, while the trails to the Natural Bridge and Corral Creek on the north side of Nipika are intermediate - expert.
Cross-Country Skiing Panorama
The Panorama Nordic Centre, located in the lower village, (access from the lower parking lot) offers more than 20 km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing, more than 4 km of snowshoe trails, and snowshoe tours. The trails take skiers along the scenic Toby Creek. Different routes are available for all levels of skiers from beginners to advanced. Travel a 6.9 km loop out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin for an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
Cross-Country Skiing Fernie
Fernie offers kilometres of Nordic ski trails to explore, from beginner circuits to the more advanced. A number of trails are set around Fernie including those at Fernie Alpine Resort. Or take in the trails in town, along the beautiful Elk River and at the Fernie Golf & Country Club where you can enjoy amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
Cross-Country Skiing Kimberley
The Kimberley Nordic Club hosts a 33 km first-class trail network consisting of a variety of snowcat groomed trails complete with double track, single track and a centre skating lane. Trails range from easy loops such as Spruce and Centennial to advanced ones such as Cardiac Arrest, Roller Coaster and K-2 with many hills, up to 100 meters in size. Night skiing every night all winter long - dusk until 10:00pm.The facility includes a 1,200 sq ft lodge with washrooms, a 3.3 km lit loop for night skiing and a warming / waxing hut.