Simpson River Ski Trail

The 27th most popular cross country ski area in British Columbia.

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Southwest of Banff and north east of Radium, the the 8 km SRST is a gentle climb with some steeps leading to the Great Divide. Beyond the Divide, a trail leads down Surprise Creek to Rock Lake in the Mount Assiniboine Provicail Park. To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Radium, head east on Hwy 93 for 58 km.

Overall, Simpson River Ski Trail is the 27th most popular cross country ski area of all 56 Nordic ski destinations in British Columbia. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Simpson River Ski Trail including Kootenay Crossing Ski Trail and Nipika Touring Center.


Local Contact(s):  KNP (250) 347-9615; BC Visitors (800) 435-5622; Canadian Tourism (800) 577-2266; Canadian Explorer Guides (888) 238-8000; Avalanche Update (250) 837-6867.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  PC Dolly Varden CG

Luxury Loding:  Nipika Lodge (250) 342-8643

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  6/25/2016

ID:  7079