The Cariboo Region of British Columbia offers top-notch Nordic and Cross Country skiing. Take a moment and learn about your options for your next winter vacation.
100 Mile Nordic Ski Society
Our club operates a groomed trail network and lodge in 100 Mile House BC. This is the best “all-in-one” option in the region. The club offers a ski lodge with services such as rentals, lessons, food and drinks. There really is nothing like sipping on a tea by our woodstove after a ski in the fresh, cool air.
The club itself has been in existence well over 30 years. In years gone by there was a massive racing scene in the South Cariboo that is evident when you see our tourist information centre. It features giant nordic skis as our ‘gateway’ into town. Back in the day thousands of racers would converge in 100 Mile House to experience the the “Cariboo Marathon” which was more like a festival than it was a nordic ski event. Work is underway to rejuvenate the racing scene at the 100 Mile Nordics.
WE OFFER 2 TYPES OF CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Classic Nordic Skiing
This type of cross country skiing is the easiest to learn. Most people start off using this technique. The skis themselves are long and skinny. The technology has changed a bit in the past 15 years though. Gone are the days of the 3 pin binding. They’ve been replaced in favor of a more modern, “pro-link” style. When you ski with us at our club, you get 45km of track set trails that make it easy and fun to classic ski!
Skate Skiing In The Cariboo
The other advantage the 100 Mile Nordics offer is groomed trails that are perfect for skate skiers! This technique is bit more physically demanding at first but most experienced cross country skiers prefer this technique. It provides a high level cardio burn and allows you to travel a bit faster than classic. Take advantage of one of our skills clinics and try out this super fun nordic skiing technique.
Other Nordic Skiing Venues In The South Cariboo
108 Mile Resort
Located lakeside at the 108 Resort and Golf Club is another option. Starting in 2020, the resort is going to track set and groom trails on the golf course. It’s also common for locals to use the 10km lakeside trail for nordic skiing. People also ski on the lake itself. To access these trails, you can park a number of locations as shown on this map.
Spruce Hills Resort
If you park at the Tunnel near the 108 Heritage site (see map) you can access even more Nordic skiing options. This trail network was legendary back in the day and was once part of a resort. Unfortunately, the trails have not been kept up or maintained. But you can still spot dozens of trail markers throughout the huge property. There is no charge to ski here and makes a nice option. There is no grooming or track setting. Note that the access point we suggest for trails is not on the resort land itself. So ski at your own risk. It’s not well marked but locals still can be found breaking new trails in the winter. You can access the trails from the resort parking lot as well. It’s also a great place to nordic skiing with your dog.