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.
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.
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.
Snowshoe trail pass is $5.00/day (Season’s pass available for $52.00)
Snowshoe rental is $10.00. We have children’s snowshoes (50-90 lbs) to rent for $ 5.
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.
Women’s Snowshoe Group
A women’s snowshoe group will be held again this year on Thursday mornings, starting early in January.. Meet in front of the chalet at 9:00 am.This is a fun group that meets during the week to snowshoe Telemark’s trails. For more information contact Gloria Haug at 250 317-0026 or by email.
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 250 768-1494 for more detailed information about snowshoeing at Telemark.