Approximately 50 km of snowshoe trails have been developed at Telemark. We now have five main area trails for all levels of ability. Trail lengths are 2, 4, 8, 10 & 15 km. The two shorter trails (Chalet Trail and Pine Forest) wind through the forest surrounding the chalet and offer a variety of terrain. The 8 km 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 km Jack Creek trail follows an old logging road for most of its length and explores a remote area of our property along Jack Creek. WARNING: There is a considerable 200 m elevation gain from the bottom of the creek to the trail summit.
Our newest Crystal Mountain trail begins at the 6.5 km 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!!
In addition we have another 7km of snowshoe trails at our K9 dog friendly area. The K9 trails includes our newest trail Ridgeview with spectacular views of the lake and West Kelowna.
See the “Maps” section to download the cross country trail maps. We 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.
PLEASE DO NOT SNOWSHOE OR WALK ON THE CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS. Click here to find out why. (PDF File)
Snowshoeing at Dark
Telemark is open for snowshoeing in the evening and snowshoeing is permitted after dark. However our snowshoe trails are not lighted and snowshoers should be prepared with a headlamp, know where they are going and never snowshoe alone at night. The snowshoe trails are not patrolled and you snowshoe at your own risk at all times.
Read the article Snowshoeing 101 by JP Squire: on preparing to snowshoe, where to take snowshoe tours, and snowshoe trail areas.