Come experience some of the best cross country ski trails in BC.
The Mount Macpherson trail system is home to 26 kilometers of trails – groomed for both classic and skate, including 6km of lit trails for night skiing. The trailhead is 7km south of Revelstoke on Hwy 23.
Easy: The Revelstoke Nordic Skiing Club can trace its roots back to 1891. Today, the club is a registered non-profit organization. Almost all of the services provided by the club are accomplished by the hundreds of volunteer hours of its members. There is a day fee to use these trails. Take a morning group or private lesson with our in-house Nordic coach to hone your skills and learn new techniques. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Rentals are available at the Nordic lodge, and offered at various local Nordic retailers downtown.
Intermediate: Grab your pup and head for a quick lap around our popular dog loop (approximately 5k total). This route heads along BCIT and Roadway Ramble. Although this is considered an off-leash area, we ask that dogs be under control at all times and that owners pick up after their pet! Put your dog back in your vehicle, and try out the perimeter loop: clockwise beginning with Mickey’s Loop, Main Loop, Loggers Lane, and Hydro Way, making your way back via Beaver Lake, Easy Al’s, and Roadway Ramble.
Difficult: Show up after dark and ski our six kilometers of newly lit trails. If that’s not enough action, put a headlamp and picnic dinner in your backpack and head up to the Ole Sandberg cabin, via the main loop. If a serious workout is what you’re craving, we recommend adding “Hydro Hill” into the mix. Looking for some healthy competition? The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club presents Headlamp Heroes, a Wednesday night race series. Check the Revelstoke Nordic website for race dates.
For the full gamut of trails, download the Revelstoke Cross Country Skiing Map.
Check the grooming report for up to date information on the best trails to tackle!
Revelstoke Cross Country Skiing FAQ’s
What is the day fee for usage of the Revelstoke Cross Country Skiing Trails?
Where can I rent gear for Revelstoke Cross Country Skiing?
Ski rentals, both Skate and Classic are available at the Mt. Macpherson Day Lodge daily. Rentals can be acquired from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm, and must be returned by 9:00pm.
There are a lot of skis and boots to choose from, but they do share equipment with the school programs, so we recommend calling ahead to make sure we have what you need, especially if you’re coming with a big group (250-814-4264).
There are boots from kids size 12 (30.5 European) to men’s size 13 (48.6 European). Classic skis range in size from 110cm to 208cm, and skate skis from 147cm to 192cm.
Rentals are also available at various local cross country ski retailers downtown.
Are dogs allowed on the Revelstoke Cross Country Ski Trails?
There is a popular dog loop along BCIT and Roadway Ramble. This is an off-leash area, but we ask that dogs be under control at all times and that owners pick up after their pet!
Where can I find information on other regions nearby and their Cross Country Skiing areas?
Check out Kootenayxc.com for information on all the awesome Cross Country Skiing zones in the Kootenays.
Revelstoke Cross Country Skiing – Locals Tip
Take a morning group or private lesson with our in-house cross country skiing coach to hone your skills and learn new techniques. Contact email@example.com to book.