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
- 30km of fat bike trails
- Ski, fat bike 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 accommodations
Trail Fees: Day pass – $12 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under.
Annual passes – $75 for adults ($60 for Toby Creek Nordic Club members)
$200 for family pass ($160 for Toby Creek Nordic Club members)
For updated trail conditions and more information visit https://nipika.com
Panorama Nordic Trail Network
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.