XC Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross Country Skiing and snowshoeing are great ways to stay active this winter and see the forest in a snowy setting. From Novice to Advance, the Cranbrook area offers a little bit of something for everyone! 

Cross Country Skiing

  • South Star Trails
    The trails here are nordic track set for classic cross-country skiing and the center of the main trail is set for skate-skiing. Daily or season passes are required to use maintained trails in winter. See their website for donation & membership information.
    Download the South Star Trail Map here

  • The Kimberley Nordic Club 
    Trails here are of varying degrees of difficulty and length to accommodate all levels of Nordic skiers! The modern facility includes a comfortable lodge with washrooms, a racer's warming/waxing hut.
    *BONUS* Specialty trails have been specifically constructed to be Paralympic skiing friendly.
    Download the KNC Trail Map here


  • South Star Trails 
    These trails are of varying degrees of difficulty and length to accommodate all ages of snowshoe enthusiasts!
    Download the South Star Trail Map here

  • Cranbrook Community Forest
    This trail network is multi-use between fat bikers, snowshoe-rs, and hikers. Single track grooming takes place for fresh laps on beautiful corduroy. 
    Click here for trail information

  • The Wycliffe Butte
    A rewarding snowshoe around and up the circumference of this local favorite trail. The top of the Butte gives great views of the steeples as well as the Kimberley Alpine Resort.

  • The Bee Line
    Created by a passionate trail builder, this trail is a steep loop near HWY 95. The rewarding panoramic view is one not to miss!

Equipment Rental & Purchase

  • The College of the Rockies
    Offering rental equipment for both XC ski & snowshoe
    View their website for pricing & availability

  • Just Liquid Sports
    Offering snowshoe rental equipment. Please call for availability: 250.489.2837
    If you plan to head into the backcountry, they also sell an array of avalanche gear.

  • The Kimberley Nordic Club
    Offering XC ski rental equipment in Kimberley BC
    At the bottom of their 'Club Info' page, you can view their rental pricing and availability.

  • Funhogz Gear Exchange
    If you're looking to purchased pre-loved gear, this is your place! A consignment store that offers all ages of XC skiing and snowshoe gear.
    Please call for availability: 250.417.2828

  • High Country Sports & Mountain Man Outdoors
    Located in the heart of downtown, these are the outdoor enthusiasts' go-to stores for gear.
    They carry a variety of snowshoe sizes & styles.

  • Gerick Sports
    Just off HWY 95, Gerick Sports carries a wide variety of XC ski gear as well as snowshoes for every size.