COLUMBIA VALLEY CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
The Columbia Valley Tri-Area Nordic Region – BC’s Cross Country Skiing Destination
Discover a cross-country skiing destination like no other. The Columbia Valley is home to three diverse nordic skiing experiences, offering over 100 km of classic and skate skiing trail systems for you to explore.
Experience the Longest skating trail in the world on the giant Lake Windermere Whiteway in Invermere, BC, or it’s little sister the Lake Lillian Whiteway 10 minutes away. Explore the magnificent trail network of Nipika Mountain Resort offering more than 50km of professionally groomed trails and a beautiful backcountry escape in the Rocky Mountains. Finally, combine the exceptional mountain and creekside trail system at Panorama Nordic Center at Greywolf with the acclaimed Panorama Mountain Resort for an unforgettable mountain vacation.
If you are searching for a place to go that offers a wide variety of cross-country ski experiences, the Columbia Valley combination of Nipika Mountain Resort, The Lake Windermere Whiteway and the Panorama Nordic Centre at Greywolf will meet your needs.
Didn’t bring your cross-country equipment? Don’t worry, local businesses have you covered. Rental equipment is available at the Panorama Nordic Centre, as well as at Inside Edge Boutique and Sports in Invermere.
Panorama Nordic Centre at Greywolf
The Panorama multi-use trail network offers more than 20 km of groomed trails. Through forest and along Toby Creek, the network provides an uncrowded experience in spectacular mountain scenery to cross-country ski, fat tire bike, and snowshoe. Different routes are available for all levels of skiers from beginners to advanced. Guest can travel a 12 km loop out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin for an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains with a spectacular view.
|Business Name||Panorama Mountain Resort|
|Toll Free||(800) 663-2929|
|Website||Panorama Nordic Centre at Greywolf →|
|Address||1860 Greywolf Dr, Panorama, BC V0A 1T0|
|Hours||8:30 am- 4pm|
Lake Windermere Whiteway, Invermere
Invermere Whiteway, Lake Windermere Whiteway, or just “The Whiteway” is officially the Longest Skating Path in the World! In 2014, this was confirmed by the Guinness World Records. Originally created by the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club, the 34 km Whiteway connects the communities of Invermere, Fairmont, and Windermere in the winter. It circumnavigates Lake Winderemere.
The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club is proud to maintain the Lake Windermere Whiteway with track and skate ski areas, a skating path, and a multi-use path.
|Business Name||Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club|
|Website||Lake Windermere Whiteway, Invermere →|
|Address||Kinsmen Beach, Invermere BC|
Lake Lillian Whiteway – Nordic Ski Trails
The Lake Lillian Whiteway, located just 10 minutes outside of Invermere, is a gorgeous lake-based 3km classic and skating skiing trail.
To get there: From the traffic lights on Highway 93/95 at the Invermere junction, turn west on Athalmer Road towards Invermere. After you cross the railway tracks overpass, turn right onto Panorama Drive/Toby Creek Road. Follow the road for approximately 7 km. Turn right into the Lake Lillian parking area.
|Business Name||Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club|
|Website||Lake Lillian Whiteway – Nordic Ski Trails →|
|Address||Lake Lillian, Invermere BC|
Nipika Mountain Resort
Nipika Mountain Resort is a cross-country ski mecca with 50km of groomed trails. The trails are professionally groomed on a regular basis for both classic and skate skiing. The terrain ranges from beginner to expert and flows through treed areas, open spaces with mountain views, and alongside the Kootenay and Cross Rivers.
Fat biking – Nipika has 30km of dedicated fat bike trails, groomed into smooth corduroy. Imagine singletrack fun in winter: flowy with rollers. Ride the south loop for a scenic expanse with panoramic views. Ride the north loop for forested trails with views of the canyon and rivers, and to ride across the Natural Bridge.
Snowshoeing – There are a variety of dedicated snowshoe trails at Nipika Mountain Resort. They run on singletrack through the trees, along clifftops, and beside the rivers.
Rentals & lessons – We have adult and youth cross country ski gear, fat bikes and helmets, and snowshoes for rent. They also have a couple Chariots with ski/hike attachments so the whole family can participate.
Enjoy homelike comforts and amenities in the luxurious, self-contained log cabins, surrounded by majestic mountain views.
|Business Name||Nipika Mountain Resort|
|Phone||1 250 342 6516|
|Toll Free||1 877 647 4525|
|Website||Nipika Mountain Resort →|
|Address||9200 Settlers Road Kootenay National Park, BC|
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