Approximately 60 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 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 new 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!!
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.
Snowshoeing at Dark
Snowshoeing in the dark can be dangerous as it is easy to get lost. Telemark does not allow snowshoeing at night (we don’t sell trail pases or rental snowshoes at dark), 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.
Long time member, Rod Heater, enlightens us on what is happening at Telemark Nordic.
- Rod’s Ramble is Back (December 17, 2017) - After a very long interval, Rod's Ramble is back. There are several new developments regarding snoeshoeing at Telemark. First off, Larry Krar has stepped down as the snowshoe director and I have agreed to take over. Larry developed the Telemark SS trail system and has maintained it ever since. He tells me he will still… (Read More ...)
Read the article Snowshoeing 101 by JP Squire: on preparing to snowshoe, where to take snowshoe tours, and snowshoe trail areas.