Snowshoeing

Women’s Thursday Snowshoe Group

The women’s snowshoe group will start at the lodge on Thursday January 5, 2017 at 9am through-out the season. The group does not have a leader so the people that show up usually divides in groups based on abilities and choose a route. Passes and rentals can be bought in the lodge office. For more information contact Ron Earle at 250 212-0704 or email him at gm@telemarknordic.com .

Snowshoeing at Telemark

Snowshoeing in the dark can be dangerous as it is easy to get lost. Telemark does not recommend snowshoeing at night, even with a head lamp. It is very easy to get lost in the dark of night putting yourself and others in danger. If lost on our snowshoe trails after dark call 911 Search and Rescue immediately from a high point.

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.

No discounts or group rates 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 2016-2017 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 in February 2017.

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.

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.