Boundary Country Winter

Shred, sled, ride or glide, in Boundary County it’s all about getting outside! Our frozen lakes, and snowy slopes and valleys invite exploration, whether it’s by ski, snowmobile, skates or dog sled. Explore our vast outdoors. Cross-country ski the Trans Canada Trail, or shred Phoenix Mountain ski resort one run at a time. Sled the snowy alpine bowls near the Paulson Summit or skate, or ice fish the frozen shores of Wilgress Lake.

Boundary Country’s varied landscape means you choose your adventure: sledding up mountains, through the forests or across a wide, open range. Whether you like to ride steep and deep, or boondock through the trees, there’s a trail waiting for you here.

Escape long lift lines. Teach your children how to ski without all the hubbub. Shush your way down wide-open runs, or tuck into shady glades. Phoenix Mountain community ski resort, midway between Greenwood and Grand Forks is family friendly and affordable skiing at its best. A T-bar or towrope delivers you to nineteen blue, black or green runs providing a variety of terrain for a day on the slopes. Ski them all, or swap out your skis for your board, and take on the terrain park for some freestylin’ fun.

If Nordic skiing is more your scene, explore the Marshall Lake Trails above Phoenix Mountain’s ski hill. Work up an appetite skiing 17km (11 mi) of trails then duck into the authentic Dacha to warm up and eat your lunch.

Wind your way through forested landscapes covered in snow. Drink in the crisp winter air, hearing only the sound of your snowshoes or skis breaking the stillness surrounding you. Marvel that you can spend an entire day skiing or snowshoeing in Boundary Country, encountering few others, seeing only the occasional paw print on the trail before you.

Disconnect from your everyday routine, spend some time in our great outdoors and learn just how easy it is to get fit while getting away from it all. Start at either end of Boundary Country, at Rock Creek or Grand Forks, or right in the middle at Midway (mile 0 of the KVR), snowshoeing and cross-country skiing the Trans Canada Trail and the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Glide across trestles in the shadow of frozen waterfalls. Slide along Christina and Jewel Lake’s frozen surfaces, or head straight to Phoenix Mountain’s 14km (9 mile) loop winding through a former boomtown, where today only a cemetery stands.

1 Explore the quiet solitude of the Trans Canada Trail in winter cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

2 Learn to ski on the quiet, gentle slopes at Phoenix Mountain community ski hill.

3 Angle for trout, Small mouth Bass or Mountain Whitefish, ice-fishing Jewel Lake or Christina Lake.

4 Explore Midway’s trail system on snowshoes or cross-country skis.

5 Sled the snowy alpine bowls to Pass Creek east of Christina Lake.

There’s plenty of winter fun in Boundary Country.