Cross Country Skiing in Pemberton
Photo by Dave Steers
Ample Cross County Ski Trails
Pemberton and area offers a variety of cross country trails and backcountry nordic skiing. Many of the ski trails are found along logging and hiking trails through the trees in the backcountry and spread by word-of-mouth, but the area does have a few groomed courses.
The Nairn Falls Trail
Located just 3 minutes south of Pemberton is Nairn Falls Provincial Park. In the summer, it offers a hiking trail up to the waterfalls, but in the winter the trails is a great cross-country ski location. The groomed trails are free to use for the entire winter season, and maintained by volunteers of the Spud Valley Nordic Association.
The Meadows Road Trails
Other cross-country ski trails are available up the approximately 13-kilometre up Pemberton Meadows Road on private property, yet made available to the public. The trail system is very popular and groomed by volunteers, but is a little bit of a “local’s secret.” Ask around for precise directions.
Spud Valley Loppet
The Spud Valley Loppet is a 12 km snowmobile groomed track through several private properties in the Pemberton Valley. It is an event made to celebrate nordic skiing and winter activities in the Pemberton & District area. The event takes place at the end of February/beginning of March and is open to various age categories.
For more information call them at 1 (604) 894-6182.