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 22 km of marked snowshoe trails. At 1,850 meters of 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 4,000 square foot day lodge with kitchen, eating and lounge areas, and separate heated washrooms. We also offer a full line of rental equipment for cross country skiing-skate and classic and snowshoes. We also have onsite professional instruction with certified CANSI instructors (pre-booking is required).
The Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, with its existing trail system and cabin, was developed and built in 1989 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 Nordic Centre is located 6 kms past Apex Mountain Resort on the Hedley/Nickel Plate Road, an all-weather road maintained by the BC Ministry of Highways.