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Cross-Country Skiing

With no lifts and no lines, cross-country skiing is one of the best ways to enjoy BC’s winter landscape. Skiers can kick up their heels at one of more than 50 Nordic areas, ranging from BC’s mountain resorts—virtually all of which have groomed, track-set trails—to small ski clubs in charming mountain towns. Some routes allow you to ski right from your condo door; others feature lit trails for night skiing, which can make for a thrilling date night. At trail’s end, rustic warming huts tempt with hot chocolate and woodstoves.

Invermere Panorama

Inveremere on the Lake

Invermere on the Lake boasts more than 30 kilometres (19 miles) of classic and skate trail networks, as well as the world’s longest skating trail, along the shores of Lake Windermere. In the alpine, Panorama Mountain Resort Nordic trails showcase classic and skate options.

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Cross-Country Skiing in Fernie

Fernie

More than 50 kilometres (31 miles) of groomed cross-country ski trails—and amazing views of the Rocky Mountains—await near Fernie, including at Fernie Alpine Resort, Island Lake Lodge, and the new Elk Valley Nordic Centre.

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Cross-Country Skiing in Revelstoke

Revelstoke

The Revelstoke Nordic ski trails are known for great snow and easy off-highway access. Mount Macpherson offers more than 25 kilometres (16 miles) of well-groomed trails for both skating and classic pursuits.

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Golden Nordic Ski Club Society

Golden

The Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre, at the base of Kicking Horse Resort, features 33 kilometres (21 miles) of groomed trails for classic and skate enthusiasts.

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Cross-Country Skiing in Whistler

Whistler

North America’s top-rated ski resort is also a Nordic paradise. More than 160 kilometres (100 miles) of trails beckon all levels in Whistler, where multiple venues offer night skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, dog-friendly trails, lessons, and more.

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Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks

The Sun Peaks Nordic trail network showcases more than 34 kilometres (21 miles) of track, accessible from your door or from the top of the chairlifts.

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Black Jack Ski Club

Rossland

Rossland’s Black Jack Ski Club boasts 40 kilometres (25 miles) of professionally groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing. The facility includes a terrain park, 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) of lit night-skiing trails, a doggy loop, and a biathlon range.

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Manning Park Resort

Manning Park

Manning Park Resort is home to 64 kilometres (40 miles) of Nordic trails, located in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. Glide along a diverse trail system that promises forested pathways and incredible views of mountain peaks.

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Big White Ski Resort

Kelowna

Big White offers 25 kilometres (15 miles) of combined Nordic and wilderness trails, ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Fourteen kilometres (nine miles) are groomed daily with state-of-the-art equipment for both skate and classic technique.

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Cypress Mountain Nordic Area

North Vancouver

Thirty minutes from downtown Vancouver, Cypress Mountain's Nordic area showcases 19 kilometres (12 miles) of cross-country ski trails and 11 kilometres (seven miles) of snowshoe trails. Snowshoe tours offer an insider’s view of the terrain.

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SilverStar and Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

Vernon

Silver Star Nordic and the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre offer a combined 105 kilometres (65 miles) of connecting trails, groomed nightly.

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Nelson and Kaslo Nordic Skiing

Nelson and Kaslo

Cross-country skiing, both nordic and skate, is plentiful. On either groomed or ungroomed trails, the region offers open sunny trails or winding paths through the trees, loops over bridges, challenging hills or gentle grades with incredible mountain vistas.

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