Here are 10 reasons why winter doesn't suck in Castlegar, from the mild winter weather to all the fun outdoor recreation.
Whether you prefer skate skiing for fitness, or relaxed nordic skiing through untouched snow, Castlegar has the best cross-country skiing in the Kootenays.
Castlegar is equidistant from three ski hills, two of which were awarded best downhill resorts in North America. Situated in British Columbia’s beautiful Columbia Valley, Castlegar is an easy 40-minute drive from Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson and the Salmo Skil Hill.
The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club trails offers the best cross-country skiing on the Paulson Pass that incorporate 45 kilometres of groomed trails. These are our favourite trail loops.
Whether you prefer skate skiing for fitness, or relaxed cross-country through untouched snow, there is something for every nordic skier living in, or visiting, Castlegar.