Welcome to the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club

WORK PARTY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Work party volunteers are urgently needed in September and October to complete several projects and work tasks in preparation for the coming ski season.  These projects include construction of a new shelter, cleaning and stocking cabins with firewood, trail brushing and repairs to trail signs.   

Click here for a summary of work projects, approximate timing and project coordinators.


WANTED: Nordic Ski Trail Grooming Equipment Operator

The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has an employment opening for the above paid position, starting in November, 2018.

Click here to read / download the Job Description for this position.

To apply, or to request more information, please send an email with a brief summary of related experience and qualifications to: castlegarnordicski@gmail.com


The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has been providing well maintained cross country ski trails in the Paulson Recreation Area for the last 50 years.

With 45 km of packed and tracked ski trails ranging from beginner to advanced levels, the club hosts over 10,000 user-days every season.  There are trails for everyone, including a popular 7.5 km circular route from Mud Lake to the Ben Shaw cabin that is ideal for young families and beginners, as well as numerous longer, more challenging loop trails for intermediate and expert skiers.  Several kilometres of untracked trails are available for more advanced backcountry skiers.  Our trails are mainly tracked for classic style skiing but some opportunities exist on the wider trails for skate skiing as well.

Since becoming a registered non-profit Society in 1990, club membership has grown to nearly 800 members, including individuals from Castlegar, Trail,  Rossland, Nelson, Grand Forks, Christina Lake, the Slocan Valley and Washington State.

Our trails are located 32 km west of Castlegar on Highway 3, just west of the junction of Highways 3 and 3B near Nancy Greene Lake.  Click here to download a General Location Map.

Our ski season usually starts by mid November and extends until mid to late March.  We offer full season memberships as well as day-passes at very affordable, family-friendly rates.  See our Membership page for fee rates and registration information.

For more information about our club, click on the links at the top and bottom of this page.

Use Of Groomed Trails:  Our trail network is not designed for snowshoeing and currently there are no established snowshoe trails.  If snowshoeing within our trail network area we request that visitors stay off the groomed trails, travel adjacent to track-set trails and that trail crossings be infrequent and avoid disturbing the tracks set for classic and skate skiing.

If you happen to use our cabins or other facilities we would appreciate a donation towards their maintenance.

Please note that dogs are not allowed within the ski area.

Some Club Links:

TRAIL MAP & PHONE APP.

2017 FALL NEWSLETTER

2016 FALL NEWSLETTER

TRAIL CONDITIONS REPORT

MEMBERSHIP & DAY-USE FEES

VISITOR'S GUIDE

5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

2015 MEMBERSHIP SURVEY REPORT