Trail networks in Clinton (Big Bar), 100 Mile (99 Mile), Williams Lake (Bull Mountain), Quesnel (Hallis Lake), and Wells ensure that each community has it’s own x-country experience to offer. Lit trails make for epic night missions. Dog loops keep your K9 companions happy. Warming huts keep everyone cozy and stoked! Don’t miss the Wells Gourmet Ski in mid-February: dress up, ski, and eat amazing food – what could be better! X-country skiing is an amazing way to keep fit over the winter months – hold on to your fall fitness level and hop back on your bike in the spring in top form!
Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club – Bull Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails
Bull Mountain Ski Area is located about 16 km north of Williams Lake in the central Cariboo area of British Columbia. It includes 28 km of well-groomed trails and cross trails with a variety of challenge levels. Enjoy the great skiing here with an annual club membership or by day-use fee, which can be paid at the ski area.
Cariboo Ski Touring Club – Hallis Lake Cross Country Ski Trails
The Cariboo Ski Touring Club (CSTC) was formed in 1975 to further all aspects of cross- country skiing in the Quesnel area, and has been in continuous operation since that time. The current club membership is around 450 members with many others who enjoy the sport but prefer to use the day pass system. The Hallis Lake ski trails have been developed and are maintained by the Cariboo Ski Touring Club. These extensive and well maintained multi-use trails are located in a snowbelt, east of Quesnel and offer high quality nordic skiing and include a 3.5 km lighted trail.
100 Mile Nordic Ski Society – 99 Mile Ski and Snowshoe Trails
The 100 Mile Nordic Ski Society is a volunteer run club, operating the 99 Mile Ski & Snowshoe Trails just south of 100 Mile House, British Columbia.
The club manages two distinct trail systems on the 99 Mile Hill, as well as two warming huts along the trails:
- 45km of well-marked, well maintained cross-country ski trails, including three new (2016) loops for ALL skill levels, winding through the forest and also sunny and open areas. 3.5 km of trails are lit for night skiing
- 7.5 km of well marked, well maintained snow shoe trails
The Nordics Day Lodge is open daily during ski season from 9am to 3pm and offers inexpensive, home-made hearty soups & yummy treats. Enjoy lunch with friends, relax by the fire, meet like-minded folks, or chat with knowledgeable Nordics members. The public is very welcome too!!
Clinton Snow Jockey Club – Big Bar Ski Trails
The Big Bar Ski Trail network offers approximately 26kms of cross-country ski trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. Skiers will enjoy spectacular views of the Marble Range and 51 Creek Canyon. You can find basic information for the trails here and a map of the network here.
Photos ©John Wellburn