Cross-Country Skiing in the Pemberton Valley
Time to take those cross-country skis out of storage and explore outside. Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll through the trees, just stopping to listen to the birds sing. Or you are climbing up every hill to get those major workout points.
Skiing cross-country is one of those winter sports that is sometimes underestimated and sometimes even forgotten about (especially with those big mountains down the road). Why not stay in the Pemberton Valley this weekend and take advantage of the free local trails?
Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Spud Valley Nordics, the local cross-country ski club, has pressed tracks in the Nairn Falls campground. Free and open to the public Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday afternoons for the Spud Valley Nordic club's use). Located near the entrance of town, it's so convenient to pop over for a few hours and get some crispy fresh air. Why not take advantage of this beautiful Pemberton winter we have been having? We have pillows of fluffy snow to play in!
Beer Farmers Cross Country Skiing
The Beer Farmers
Is there any better option than enjoying a lap around a family owned farm then heading inside for a tasty beer or warm cider!? Located up the Pemberton Meadows The Beer Farmer's is a farm to table brewery owned and operated by the Miller's, a fourth generation Pemberton farming family. The Miller's have set a cross-country skiing track that spans their large farming parcel including trails that run along side the Pemberton Meadows rivers. The track is open seven days a week and is free to the public.
Please leave your furry friends at home when heading for a ski at Beer Farmers.
McLeod Creek Ranch
Once you realize how peacful it is to glide through farmer's field with your cross country skis you'll be keen to travel even further up the Pemberton Valley to the blueberry & cranberry fields at McLeod Creek Ranch which are groomed daily for both skate and classic cross country skiing. Located at 9179 Pemberton Meadows Road these tracks are dog friendly as an added bonus.
North Arm Farm
Enjoy a different type of skiing adventure when you take a lap around the beautiful layout at North Arm Farm. Owned and operated by the Sturdy family, North Arm Farm provides spectacular views of Mount Currie and the surrounding mountain landscape. After a well deserved break, head inside for delicious lunch special or enjoy a warm brewed coffee and wide selection of winter farm produce. The cross-country trail at North Arm Farm is open from 8 AM to 4 PM seven days a week.
Big Sky Golf Course
Big Sky Golf is another great free option. At the foot of Mount Currie, the views are simply amazing (no matter what the time of year). Roll along the snowy knolls and fall in love with your picturesque surroundings. Explore the tracks that wind along the golf course. Located on the outskirts of Pemberton, Big Sky Golf is not to be missed this winter season.
Whether you are exploring Nairn Falls, rolling along the golf course, or enjoying a ski on the local farm land cross-country skiing is a great way to explore the beautiful scenery of Pemberton, BC. No matter what your style is, cross-country skiing is a classic winter sport, and best of all it's free!
Are you looking to book yourself a getaway to the Sea to Sky Corridor? Pemberton Valley Lodge is located only 20 minutes North of Whistler and offers some great deals and packages for you and the whole family!
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021