Trails & Maps

The Paulson Cross Country Ski Trails are managed and maintained by the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club and include 53 kilometres of diverse, interconnected trails with opportunities for skiers at all levels, from young families and beginners to intermediate and advanced levels.  Approximately 45 kilometres of the trail network are maintained as packed and tracked trails.  Our Viking Centre and three modern warming huts offer the opportunity for a variety of adventures from a short hour-long ski to a full day outing.

Trails wind through a mosaic of mixed coniferous forests and openings with a diversity of views. With an elevation range of 1250 to 1600 metres, this recreation area provides a long ski season with excellent snow conditions and a predominance of sunny days.

The Paulson recreation area is located about 32 km west of Castlegar on Highway 3, just west of the junction of Highways 3 and 3B at Nancy Greene Lake.  Click here to download a general location map.

For skiers interested in more rugged backcountry trails, the Friends of Bonanza Pass have developed an ungroomed trail network just west of the Paulson Trails.  Click here for more information.  

 

Paulson Cross Country Ski Trails Map

Click Here to Download the Paulson Cross Country Ski Trails Map

(Map updated: 2016-11-06)
 

 

 

 

View our Ski Trails in Google Earth

Click Here to Download a Google Earth KML File

Click Here to Download the Free Google Earth Program

 

 

 

 

Track Your Position on the Trails with your Smart Phone!

The Paulson Ski Trails Map is 'georeferenced'.  By downloading the free* Avenza app and our ski trails map to your smart phone you can track your location at any time while out on the trails!  The app does not require cellular service or internet access to function.

The Avenza Maps app uses your phone's built-in GPS to precisely track your location with a moving blue dot in real time!  The app also provides a number of other features including the ability to zoom in or out, drop and label placemarks, attach photos, record your track distance & time and more.

*The Avenza Maps free subscription allows personal use and up to three maps loaded at any one time.


         Avenza Maps App Installation
 
For your iPhone:   For your Android Phone:
                                      
  1. From your phone, click on the App Store link above to install the Avenza Maps App
  2. Navigate to this Trails & Maps webpage
  3. Click on the Paulson Cross Country Ski Trails Map link
  4. Once the trails map downloads, tap on the map
  5. Tap "Open in..."
  6. Select "Copy to Avenza Maps"
  7. In Avenza Maps, tap on the paulson_xc_trails_map_2016 file

 

 

 
  1. From your phone, click on the Google play link above to install the Avenza Maps app
  2. Navigate to this Trails & Maps webpage
  3. Click on the Paulson Cross Country Ski Trails Map link
  4. Once the trails map downloads, open the Avenza Maps App
  5. Tap on "Maps" in the app
  6. Navigate to the downloaded paulson_xc_trails_map_2016 file
  7. Click on the above file and select "Complete Action Using... Avenza Maps"
  8. From the "Maps" menu, tap on the paulson_xc_trails_map_2016 file