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Nipika Mountain Resort

Nipika is an eco-resort that is run completely off the grid using solar power to give you every luxury of a home.

It is set amid a massive 100 km (62 mi) scenic trail network that starts at your doorstep. In conjunction with BC Forest Service, Nipika is the doorway to the Cross River Recreation Site.

In the winter, it’s a cross country ski and fat bike paradise.

In the summer it’s hiking, and mountain biking plus many other activities.

Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club

The Toby Creek Nordic Club (TCNSC) provides healthy winter recreation opportunities for families in the Columbia Valley. They offer youth programs for kids 3-13, adult learn to ski programs, classic and skate ski clinics, as well as a Ski S’Kool program for elementary children.

The Club maintains the Lake Windermere Whiteway which, at over 30km in length, was awarded the Guiness World Record for the world’s longest skating track!

Nipika partners with TCNSC to host the loppet at Nipika in January.

Greenways Trail Alliance

The Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance  (CVGTA) overall goal is to link the communities of the Regional District of East Kootenay (west of Golden, BC) by a trail network for motorized and non-motorized forms of transport alike. The CVGTA is currently working on a number of projects/ trail sections in various stages of completion. Trail sections will be connected to make up the Upper Columbia Trail Network.

They finished the Markin-Macphil Westside Legacy trail that runs from Invermere to Fairmont Hot Springs in 2020.

Columbia Valley Cycling Society

Since inception in 2006, the non-profit Columbia Valley Cycling Society (CVCS) has developed the contacts, formed the relationships, signed the contracts, and got work done on the ground. Advocating for trail access is a time consuming process, but one that the society is committed to.

As a member club of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), they build trails to meet or exceed the sustainability and ride-quality guidelines set out by the IMBA. Building trails to this high standard requires a significant amount of work, and depends heavily on volunteer labour.


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