Castlegar Nordic Ski Club

The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has been providing well maintained cross country ski trails in the Rossland-Paulson Summit area for the last thirty years. Located 30km from the Blackjack Nordic Center the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club provides an additional 45km of trails to the areas groomed trail network creating a multi venue Nordic ski destination. 8.5 km’s of additional trails are left ungroomed and natural.

Located in the Nancy Greene Pass area of the Rossland Mountain Range the club’s 1,350 meter (4,500 foot) elevation provides a long and consistent snow season stretching from early November through late April.

The trails range through a variety of terrain and vegetation types including old growth reserves, recent plantations, second growth forests and partly open, alpine like areas at higher elevations.

There are four warming shelters distributed through the area with toilets and rescue/ first aid equipment. Rescue toboggans are also found in several other locations. A 38 x 18 foot multi-windowed building (The Viking Centre)at the Mud Lake entrance to the area serves as a meeting place and a base for such activities as B.C. Rabbit lessons, races and other group activities.

Fast Facts: 

Groomed Trails: 45km

Elevation: 1,350m / 4,500 ft

Average Snowfall: 750cm / 300 in
Season: Early November –Late April


Average winter temperature: -5 degrees Celsius
Low -20 degrees -Celsius, High +5
750cm + Annual Snowfall


30 km from downtown Rossland, The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club is only a 30 minute drive north of Rossland, a 2.5 hour drive from Spokane International Airport (Washington State) and 3.5 hour drive from Kelowna International Airport. The regional airport of Trail is a 50 minute drive, and Castlegar Airport is a 30 minute drive.