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.
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.
Trails range from beginner to expert and can be described as smooth, flowy, rooty, and technical.
They run both north and south from the 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 the day lodge or talk to one of the hosts for advice on which trails to ride, run, or hike. (We also have a fleet of mountain bike rentals.)
We offer guided day hikes on beautiful alpine passes if you would feel more comfortable with a guide.
Nipika’s new professional disc golf course starts near the Day Lodge and meanders through the forest.
Nipika Mountain Resort is a cross country 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.
Nipika has 30km 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 Bridge.
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 cross-country ski lessons. Or chat with one of our hosts for advice on which trails are right for you.
Check out our Contact page for Nipika Mountain Resort’s address and map.
*The directions and distances are currently correct on Google Maps; however, travel time is incorrect. For reference, Nipika is approximately 30 minutes from Radium Hot Springs, 1.5 hours from Banff, and 3 hours from Calgary.
A donation box is located at the day lodge. All fees go to trail maintenance and expansion.
Disc golf – $10 (cash in donation box or etransfer)
Please pay at the barn/day lodge.
Adults – $12
Children 12 and under – $5
TCNSC members – $60
Family pass – $200
TCNSC family – $160