Growing cross-country skiing, together


Submitted by Columbia Valley Nordic Collaboration

Three of the biggest names in cross-country skiing in the Columbia Valley have come together with the vision of attracting more cross-country skiers to the area. Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club, Nipika Mountain Resort and Panorama Mountain Village have formed the Columbia Valley Nordic Collaboration (CVNC.)

The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club says one of the main goals of the collaboration is “to have more cross-country skiers who ski more often among the three destinations”. Another key objective is to support and develop the sport of cross country locally and regionally. Together, the three entities will launch the first-ever Nordic season pass for three regions, which will offer a Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club membership with unlimited ski access to all three cross-country ski trail networks. The combined distance of Whiteway, Lake Lillian, Nipika and Panorama cross-country trails is well over 100 kilometers of groomed cross-country trails. “The Tri-Area Nordic Ski Package offers a wonderful variety of trails as well as over 100 days of skiing,” says Lyle Wilson of Nipika. “It’s wonderful to see Toby Creek Nordic Club, Panorama and ourselves working so closely together.”

Plans are underway for cross-country skiers to view real-time grooming reports for all three cross-country trail systems using the Nordic grooming site based on the Nordic Pulse app. “Having up-to-date weather and piste conditions will give skiers the information they need to make the best decision on where to ski that day,” adds Guy Paulsen of Panorama Mountain Village.

The CVNC Tri-Area Nordic Pass is now on sale on The Toby Creek website.

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