Trails

Nipika is set amid a massive and scenic trail network built and maintained for cross country skiing, fat biking, mountain biking, hiking and trail running.
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Nipika Mountain Resort is surrounded by a magnificent trail network, spanning 1,500 acres. The Cross River Canyon Trails are operated by Nipika in partnership with the BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

 

The trails are set along the Kootenay and Cross River valleys with scenic vistas, waterfalls, and wildlife viewing.

 

Winter Trails

 

Nordic Skiing
Nipika Mountain Resort is a Nordic ski mecca with 50km of groomed trails. They are professionally groomed on a regular basis for both classic and skate skiing. The terrain ranges from beginner to expert and flows through treed areas, open spaces with mountain views, and alongside the Kootenay and Cross Rivers.

 

Fat biking
Nipika has 25km of dedicated fat bike trails, groomed into smooth corduroy. Imagine singletrack fun in winter: flowy with rollers. Ride the south loop for a scenic expanse with panoramic views. Ride the north loop for forested trails with views of the canyon and rivers, and to ride across the Natural and Canyon Bridges.

 

Snowshoeing
There are a variety of dedicated snowshoe trails at Nipika Mountain Resort. They run on singletrack through the trees, along clifftops, and beside the rivers.

 

Rentals & Lessons
We have adult and youth cross country ski gear, fat bikes and helmets, and snowshoes for rent. We also have a couple Chariots with ski/hike attachments so the whole family can participate.

Nipika offers snowshoe tours and cross-country ski lessons. Or chat with one of our hosts for advice on which trails are right for you.

 

 

Summer Trails

 

Mountain biking, trail running & hiking
Hop on your bike, lace up your running shoes, or grab your hiking poles and go.

 

Nipika Mountain Resort is an outdoor adventure destination with 50km of trails right outside the cabin doors and parking lot.

 

Our trails range from beginner to expert and can be described as smooth, flowy, rooty, and technical.

 

They run both north and south from our resort. The south loop offers beginner terrain. The north trails towards the Cross River vary from beginner to intermediate and expert. The trails on the north side of the Cross River, across the Natural Bridge, are expert.

 

Grab a map from our day lodge or talk to one of our hosts for advice on which trails to ride, run, or hike.

 

Nipika offers mountain bike lessons if you’re new to biking or want to improve (we have a fleet of bikes for rent). We also offer guided day hikes if you would feel more comfortable with a guide.

Winter Trail fees

$12 for adults

$5 for children 12 & under

(tax included)

Summer Trail fees

Donation Box located at day lodge, all fees go to trail maintenance and expansion.

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