Women’s Weekday Snowshoe Group
We are hoping to have the women’s snowshoe group again this year on a weekday morning, starting early in January. This is a fun and casual group that meets during the week to snowshoe Telemark’s trails. Attendance has been excellent. We are currently looking for a volunteer to lead the group. It does not take a great deal of time. You meet one morning on a weekday, at the starting time that you can set, as the leader of the group. All fees are collected by the office staff. For more information contact Ron Earle at 250 212-0704 or email: email@example.com .
Snowshoeing at Telemark
Rod’s Snowshoe Ramble – Articles About Snowshoeing at Telemark.
Rod’s Ramble # 1 – Navigating Snowshoe Trails – Click here to read.
Rod’s Ramble # 2 – Trail Options – Click here to read.
DO NOT SNOWSHOE ON THE CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHY.
During the last 4 years, approximately 50 km of snowshoe trails have been developed at Telemark. We now have five trails for all levels of ability. Trail lengths are 2, 4, 8, 10 & 15 km. The two shorter trails (Chalet Loop and Pine Forest) wind through the forest surrounding the chalet and offer a variety of terrain. The 8k Panorama Ridge trail starts at the chalet and ends up at the top of Panorama Ridge offering spectacular views over the Connector highway to the west and Lake Okanagan to the east.
The 10 k Jack Creek trail follows an old logging road for most of its length and explores a remote area of our property along Jack Creek. There is a considerable 200m elevation gain from the bottom of the creek to the trail summit.
Our new Crystal Mountain trail begins at the 6.5 k mark of the Jack Creek trail and heads uphill – a major 330 m elevation gain – to the spectacular lookout at the top. Only for the fit and experienced snowshoer!!
See the “Maps” section to download the cross country trail maps. In the 2015-2016 season we will have free digital snowshoe trail maps to download onto your smart telephone from our website, for use with GPS on the trails. Proper use improves safety at Telemark Nordic. The maps will be available by clicking here after Nov. 28, 2015.
Snowshoe trail pass is $7/day (Season’s pass available for $60.00)
Snowshoe rental is $10.00. We have children’s snowshoes (50-90 lbs) to rent for $ 5.
Snowshoeing in the dark can be dangerous as it is easy to get lost. Telemark does not sell snowshoe passes or rent snowshoes after dark. Telemark does not recommend snowshoeing at night, even with a head lamp. It is very easy to get lost in the dark on the snowshoe trails.
Read the article Snowshoeing 101 by JP Squire: on preparing to snowshoe, where to take snowshoe tours, and snowshoe trail areas.
Contact Telemark by email or 250-707-5925 for more detailed information about snowshoeing at Telemark.