Cross-country skiing in the Columbia Valley is sublime, with excellent snow, amazing views, and well-groomed trails it offers the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. Hit your stride and enjoy some fresh air this weekend.
NIPIKA MOUNTAIN RESORT
Surrounded by the magnificent trail network set along the Kootenay and Cross River valleys, Nipika Mountain Resort offers stunning mountain, river, and forest views. With over 50 kilometers of groomed trails spanning over 1,500 acres, it offers a variety of terrain and is perfect for all skill levels and abilities.
The Lake Windermere Whiteway was named the ‘longest skating path in the world’ by the Guinness World Records and offers over 30-kilometres of cross-country trails. The Lake Windermere Whiteway begins at Kinsmen Beach, a central community hub with a concession, staging areas, user information, and nearby restaurants perfect for après ski refreshments. Midway between Invermere and Panorama Mountain Resort, the Lake Lillian Whiteway offers a 3-kilometre classic and skate-style cross-country skiing trail, nestled among the trees.
PANORAMA MOUNTAIN RESORT
Nestled high in the Purcell Mountains, the Panorama Mountain Resort trails offer skiers a long season due to higher altitude. The Nordic Centre at Greywolf offers 20+ kilometers of regularly groomed trails. We recommend skiing up to the Hale Hut for stunning views of the mountains. If you’re a beginner, ski lessons are available on Saturdays throughout the winter.