North of Spokane, Rossland has become a cross-country skiing mecca due to hectic gold boom in the late 1800s. The result of this boom is an extensive network of mining and logging trails, including the following: Dewdney Trail (15 mi.), Neptune/Oasis (15 mi.), Doukhobour Draw (9 mi.), Whiskey Trail (7 mi.).
Overall, Rossland is the 41st most popular cross country ski area of all 56 Nordic ski destinations in British Columbia.