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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
      28 nordic ski trails

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 26, 2019
      Local Trail Association

      Nordic Ski Stats

      State Ranking
      #24
      Trails (view details)
      28
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      10
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      28
      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      1,827 ft
      Total Vertical
      682 ft
      Reports
      21
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      1,025

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 skis
      Yesterday
      • 1 skis
      Past Week
      • 14 skis

      Photos of Nickel Plate Nordic Centre

      trail: Miner's Alley
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      Dec 23, 2020 @ 6:12pm
      Dec 23, 2020
      trail: Miner's Alley
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      Dec 23, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Dec 23, 2020
      49 |
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 8:30pm
      Dec 14, 2020
      22 |
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 2:38pm
      Nov 18, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Panorama Ridge w
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 12:22pm
      Jan 22, 2023
      Variablemostly sunny with a bit of wind from the...StumpJump3r
      To The Hut w
      Dec 13, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Dec 13, 2021
      Snow GroomedBricklin69
      Evening Star w
      Dec 13, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Dec 13, 2021
      Snow GroomedBricklin69
      Cannonball w
      Dec 13, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Dec 13, 2021
      Snow GroomedBricklin69
      Miner's Alley w
      Dec 13, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Dec 13, 2021
      Snow GroomedBricklin69
      Midnight Sun w
      Dec 13, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Dec 13, 2021
      Snow GroomedBricklin69
      Cannonball w
      Dec 13, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Dec 13, 2021
      Snow GroomedBricklin69
      Night Hawk Connector w
      Dec 13, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Dec 13, 2021
      Snow GroomedBricklin69
      McNeil's Claim w
      Nov 20, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Nov 20, 2020
      Snow Groomedjoshdr83
      Eagle's Nest w
      Nov 20, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Nov 20, 2020
      Snow Groomedjoshdr83

      Activity Feed

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      user #3366580mjmtrekwishlistregionNickel Plate Nordic Centre
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 2:56pm
      Jan 26, 2023
      user #1999880StumpJump3raddreportPanorama Ridge
      Jan 24, 2023 @ 8:17am
      Jan 24, 2023
      user #259216kevindv10updatetrailWinter's Creek Road and 2 more
      Sep 30, 2022 @ 1:00pm
      Sep 30, 2022
      user #259216kevindv10addtrailBonanza
      May 31, 2022 @ 11:10am
      May 31, 2022
      user #2962335MaggieLzV7Xnaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Jan 28, 2022 @ 11:38am
      Jan 28, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles246 ft4,869 ft217 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV12 miles246 ft4,869 ft217 ft
      Snowmobile12 miles246 ft4,869 ft217 ft
      21
      Snowshoe1013 miles2,119 ft6 miles646 ft
      #382424174
      Backcountry Ski12 miles581 ft5,233 ft623 ft
      234
      Nordic Ski2825 miles1,827 ft9 miles682 ft
      #241421829
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