Memberships & Fees

Our club depends on membership and day-use fees to cover trail grooming costs and to support the maintenance of our incredible trail network and user facilities.

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Welcome to the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club

The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has been providing well maintained cross country ski trails in the Paulson area for the last 50 years.  The club operates and maintains the Paulson Cross Country Ski Trails, located 32 km west of Castlegar.

With 45 km of packed and tracked ski trails ranging from beginner to advanced levels, the club hosts thousands of user-days every season.  There are trails for everyone, from a popular 7.5 km circular route from Mud Lake to the Ben Shaw cabin that is ideal for young families and beginners, to numerous longer, more challenging loop trails for intermediate and expert skiers.  Several kilometres of untracked trails are available for more advanced backcountry skiers. The Viking Centre and four modern warming huts offer opportunities for a variety of adventures from a short hour-long ski to a full day outing.  Our trails are mainly tracked for classic style skiing but some opportunities exist on the wider packed trails for skate skiing as well.

Since becoming a registered non-profit Society in 1990, club membership has grown greatly, varying year-to-year from 600 to over 800 members.  Members and day-users include individuals and families from Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, Nelson, Grand Forks, Christina Lake, the Slocan Valley, Washington State and many other communities.

Our trails are located 32 km west of Castlegar on Highway #3, or 33 km north of Rossland, just west of the junction of Highway #3 and Highway #3B near Nancy Greene Provincial Park.

Click here to download a General Location Map

Our ski season usually starts around 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.