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experience 100 km of nordic skiing in the columbia valley

Find your next Nordic Ski adventure in the Columbia Valley with over 100 kilometers of groomed ski trails for classic and skate skiiers. There are many ways to revel in the beautiful winter landscape when you cross-country ski. Enjoy a heart-pumping climb, a relaxed glide while taking in the views, or a full day of active entertainment exploring new trails. Experience the Tri-Area Nordic region by exploring the three distinct Nordic Ski areas all accessed through the Columbia Valley. 

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Nordic ski on the frozen Lake Windermere surrounded by stunning views of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains.

With maintained classic and skate ski tracks alongside the World's Longest Ice Skating Trail, the Lake Windermere Whiteway Nordic ski trails are a fantastic outing for skiiers of all abilities. Maintained by the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club, enjoy the sprawling 30km trail network weaving along Lake Windermere.

The Lake Windermere Whiteway is accessed from the town of Invermere at Kinsmen Beach. Remember to purchase your day or annual pass to enjoy the trails.

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Ski the multi-sport Lake Lillian Whiteway and enjoy beautiful views of the small mountain lake and Purcell Mountains.

The lovely Lake Lillian is tucked away just beyond the town of Invermere, on the way to Panorama Mountain Resort. The Lake Lillian Whiteway is a 3km trail maintained by the Toby Creek Nordic. When conditions allow, winter outdoor adventurers can enjoy a groomed Nordic ski track and skate ski path alongside the cleared skating path. Cross the road and ski through the treed trails of the Junior Johnson.

The Lake Lillian Whiteway is accessed on Toby Creek Road, on the way to Panorama Mountain Resort. Remember to purchase your day or annual pass to enjoy the trails.

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The Panorama multi-use trail network offers more than 20 km of groomed trails through forest and along Toby Creek.  The Nordic ski trail network provides groomed tracks for both classic and skate skiing. Different routes are available for all levels of skiers from beginners to advanced. Guests can travel a 12 km loop out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin for an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains with a spectacular view. The Panorama Nordic Centre is an approximate 20 minute drive from Invermere. Learn More >

The 50km+ of groomed Nordic trails at Nipika Mountain Resort provide breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and Kootenay River just 35 minutes from Radium. 

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. Nipika Mountain Resort is a premier destination for cross country skiing in the Canadian Rockies. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced skier, Nipika has trails suitable for all skill levels and fun activities for when you’re done for the day.

Nipika Mountain Resort is accessed through the Kootenay National Park and on Settler's Road to the Resort, an approximate 35 minute drive from the Village of Radium.

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