Quality tracks around the Columbia Valley
Lake Windermere Whiteway
In 2014 the Lake Windermere Whiteway was named the world’s longest skating trail by Guinness World Records. At over 30km in length, this multi-use trail offers ice-skating as well as groomed skate and classic cross-country ski trails. The Whiteway provides winter sports enthusiasts an incredible facility, adding to the already abundant list of winter activities available in the stunning Columbia Valley. It offers 2 access points: one at Kinsmen beach in Invermere and one at Windermere Beach.
Lake Lillian Whiteway
The Lake Lillian Whiteway, located just 10 minutes outside of Invermere, is a gorgeous lake-based 3km classic and skating skiing trail. $5 day use fee payable online here or in the cash box on the welcome sign. Seasons pass available here.
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.
Nipika Mountain Resort
Nipika Mountain Resort is located at 9200 Settlers Road (14 km off Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park) between Radium Hot Springs, BC and Banff, AB (32 km from Radium, 114 km from Banff). The resort offers a wealth of winter recreational opportunities including:
- 50 km of trails set for classic and skate skiing
- Ski and snowshoe rentals
- Wax room with retail sales and waxing advice available
- Ski school director, Lyle Wilson, Olympic Coach, Level IV CANSI Examiner
- Warming cabin
- Dogs allowed
- On site accomodations
Trail Fees: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under, $50 for seasons pass. Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club Memberships can also be purchased on site. For more information, maps and instructions on how to get there please visit the Nipika Website Download the: Nipika Trail Map