athlete cross-country skiing
Things to Do

Cross-country skiing

Experience truly world-class cross-country skiing in one of the most picturesque locations imaginable. Come explore over 105km of expertly groomed cross-country trails in one of the most beautiful, snowy settings in the country.

Snow-blanketed pines, pristine trails, and your perfect day await

person cross-country skiing

Step out onto the largest network of daily-groomed trails in all of Canada. Athletes from all over the world come to Vernon to train and compete on our superior snow, unrivalled trail systems, and in predictably phenomenal conditions. 

person cross country skiing at sunset

And that person who just passed you? That might be one of our resident Olympians.

nordic skiers
Niall Pinder

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

Beginning as early as November 1st and ending in mid-April, SLNC offers one of the longest cross country skiing seasons in Canada. When you pair world-class grooming with high-elevation snow conditions and 50km of sub-alpine trails, you get cross-country conditions that are nothing short of outstanding. A trail-use ticket is required.

Explore Sovereign Lake

cross country skiers coming up to mountain cabin
Andrew Strain

SilverStar Mountain Resort

The 55km of meticulously groomed trails at SilverStar join with Sovereign Lake to form the largest daily groomed network of Nordic trails, and give you an unrivaled variety of terrain to explore. SilverStar even offers warming huts, lift access for XC skiers, and a night loop for cruising under the stars. A trail-use ticket is required. Some trails allow dogs.

Explore SilverStar

Gear Rental Locations

New to the sport, or just looking for an easier travel day without the ski gear? No problem, let one of our many rental shops make your vacation simpler with convenient locations to pick up gear.

Cross-country skiing businesses