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      Nickel Plate Nordic Centre is located in the scenic Okanagan Valley, just 45 minutes from downtown Penticton. It boasts 56 km of groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing and 16 km of marked snowshoe trails. At 6000 feet elevation, we enjoy one of the longest ski season in the western hemisphere, with trails for all abilities.

      Nickel Plate has a warm and cozy 4000 square foot day lodge with kitchen, eating and lounge areas, and separate heated washrooms and shower facilities. We also offer a full line of rental equipment, professional instruction, races and special event. Contact us to book group visits and special day pass pricing.

      The Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, with its existing trail system and cabin, was developed and built by the Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club, a volunteer non-profit society, assisted by of a large number of companies, individual donors and volunteers, and government agencies. All monies received through membership and donations help pay for operating, maintaining and upgrading the Nordic Centre. Happy Skiing at Nickel Plate, where everyday is a good day


      Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club was formed in 1989 by a group of Nordic ski enthusiasts who saw the potential for a world class cross country ski facility in the mountains west of Penticton, BC. The original signors to the Club constitution were Steve and Carolyn Buzikievich, Graham and Gail McNeil, Larry Reiswig, Jerome Jang and Frank Cunsolo. These people had a vision for this area and, along with many other volunteers such as Buck Pacholzuk, Ernie Winstanley, Edgar Scherzinger and Dick Reimer to name but a few, they established the Club, negotiated with the Provincial Government for a Special Use Permit, constructed the original facilities and cleared many kilometers of trails. Since that time, Nickel Plate Nordic Centre has become an integral part of winter activity for people residing in the South Okanagan and Similkameen areas of British Columbia as well as for visitors from all parts of Canada, the United States and even countries as far away as England, Sweden, South Africa and Thailand. Each season we are fortunate to host more than 27,000 skier visits.
      The Club has now developed 56 kilometers of groomed ski trails, and more than 16 kilometers of marked snowshoe trails. This 4,000 square foot day lodge, our modern washrooms, a fuel storage shed and an equipment storage shed were all constructed using volunteer labour. Annual facility maintenance and trail development is also carried out by volunteers so it is quite obvious that we have the founding members and our dedicated volunteers to thank for the continued success of Nickel Plate.
      The Club constitution reads:
      “The purpose of the Club is to operate a charitable institution, without profit to its’ members, for the purposes of promoting and encouraging cross country skiing as a way of life among its’ members, developing cross country ski programs, trails, facilities and events for its’ members and the general public as well as training leaders, coaches, officials, skiers and others in the elements of cross country skiing.”
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      Region Details
      30 nordic ski trails

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 11, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Nordic Ski Stats

      State Ranking
      #53
      Trails (view details)
      30
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      9
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      30
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      1,959 ft
      Total Vertical
      676 ft
      Reports
      13
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      487

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      Photos of Nickel Plate Nordic Centre

      trail: Miner's Alley
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      Dec 23, 2020 @ 6:12pm
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      trail: Miner's Alley
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      Dec 23, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Dec 23, 2020
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      Dec 14, 2020 @ 8:30pm
      Dec 14, 2020
      trail: Buck's Trek
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      Nov 18, 2020 @ 2:38pm
      Nov 18, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Nov 20, 2020 @ 11:05am
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      Nov 20, 2020
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      Upper Meadow w
      Nov 20, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Nov 20, 2020
      Snow Packedjoshdr83 Early season conditions, some twigs and...
      Night Hawk w
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 1:13pm
      Oct 25, 2020
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      Speculator w
      Jan 12, 2020 @ 2:19pm
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      Cannonball w
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      Jan 12, 2020 @ 2:19pm
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      Jan 12, 2020 @ 2:19pm
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      Jan 12, 2020 @ 2:19pm
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      Dec 26, 2019 @ 9:58am
      Dec 26, 2019
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      Activity Feed

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      user #259216kevindv10updatetrailStemwinder
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 11:02am
      Jul 8, 2021
      user #3226871partatatimeupdatetrailMumby's Loop
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 5:39am
      Apr 28, 2021
      user #259216kevindv10addtrailVindicator
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 9:44pm
      Dec 25, 2020
      user #2523933Robertajaaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Dec 23, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Dec 23, 2020
      user #1845488kgraingeraddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Dec 19, 2020 @ 8:22pm
      Dec 19, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles289 ft1 mile246 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV12 miles289 ft1 mile246 ft
      Snowmobile12 miles289 ft1 mile246 ft
      13
      Snowshoe914 miles2,215 ft6 miles636 ft
      #762016129
      Backcountry Ski12 miles574 ft5,138 ft623 ft
      153
      Nordic Ski3026 miles1,959 ft9 miles676 ft
      #531413389
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