Ski Trails

Quality tracks around the Columbia Valley

Lake Windermere Whiteway

Closed: Will open when ice is 12″ thick

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.

Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club - Invermere BC

Lake Lillian Whiteway

Closed

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

Opening soon! 

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

Panorama Nordic Trail Network

Opening December 6 – late March

Panorama Mountain Resort is located 18km west of Invermere BC on Toby Creek Road. The resort offers more than 20 km of trails in varied terrain groomed for classic and skate skiing and over 4 km of snowshoe trails and multi-use Fat biking trails with spectacular mountain views. Panorama also offers several guided snowshoe tours which can be booked at Guest Services. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available from Mountain Outfitters and Fat bike rentals from the Ski Cabin, both located in Panorama’s upper village. The trail network can be accessed from the Adventure Centre in the lower village or at Greywolf Golf Course. You’ll also find a variety of options for accommodation and dining at the resort. Please visit the Panorama’s website for more information on rates, trail maps and services available on site. Tickets can be purchased at Guest Services. The Hale Hut is a complimentary warming hut located on the Toby loop ski trail approximately 5km from the Adventure Centre. The hut is provided and maintained as a community service by the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club with generous support from Panorama Mountain Resort. For the current trail grooming conditions at Panorama, check HERE.

Hale Hut

Open December 6

This cozy warming hut, located on the Delphine loop of Panorama’s nordic trails, was built in the Fall of 2000 and named in memory of Dennis Hale, an avid local skier. Dennis’ passion for cross counrty skiing, especially on the trails at Panorama led to the current hut being built and named in his honour. Construction of the hut was the result of many hours of volunteer work from members of the Ski Club during the Fall of 2000 and Spring of 2001, with funding for the project coming largely from the Hale family of Invermere. Currently the Hale hut is maintained by the Ski Club in conjunction with Panorama Mountain village and Greywolf Golf Course, who supply the propane, all winter long,for the heating of the hut. Caretaking of the hut is an ongoing process for the Club, and its volunteers, who supply firewood for the outside fire pit and ready the Hut for use each Fall by making sure the facility is clean and ready for the winter season. The Hut is also a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers in the summer season as well. Witnessed by the visitor book and its comments the Hale hut has been enjoyed by thousands of people over the years.It is the hope of the Club that this facility will continue to enhance the outdoor experience of many more people in the future. Please enjoy the hut responsibly!
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