Nipika is set amid a massive 100 kilometre scenic trail network built and maintained for cross country skiing, mountain biking, hiking and trail running. The trails are set along the beautiful Kootenay and Cross River valleys, with many scenic vistas, waterfalls and wildlife viewing opportunities. 50 kms of ski trails are groomed for both classic & skate skiing, while an additional 50 kms of trail offer some of the gnarliest and most scenic single track anywhere. The spectacular Natural Bridge and Cross River canyon falls are landmarks which must be seen while enjoing the trails.
The Cross River Canyon Trails are operated by Nipika Rocky Mountain Resort in partnership with the BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The Cross River Canyon Recreation Site spans across 1500 acres and is designated as a non-motorized/ non-shooting Recreation Site specifically for skiers, snowshoers, cyclists, hikers and runners.
During cross-country ski season, the trails are regularly professionally groomed for both Classic & Skate Skiing. The trails from the resort to the Cross River are novice, intermediate to expert, while the trails across the Natural Bridge on the north side of the Cross River are expert. The South Loops are great beginner terrain.
Nipika's hosts are glad to advise visitors on memorable routes, and also lead guided tours.
Winter Trail fees: $10.00 for adults & $5.00 for children 12 & under.
Summer Trail fees: Donation Box located at day lodge, all fees go to trail maintenance and expansion.