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Whitewater Snowshoe Trails

Whitewater Ski Resort maintains a network of multi-purpose winter trails. This area provides accessible winter alpine scenery and is available for snowshoeing as well as skiing, fat biking, and dog-walking.

Trailhead: Whitewater Ski Resort, Whitewater Road
Distance, round trip: 3.6km
Elevation: +100m
Season: mid-December to early April
Difficulty: Easy
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Nelson Nordic Snowshoe Trails

A scenic set of snowshoe trails which loop through old growth forests and wetlands. These trails are great for beginners and families, providing an accessible winter outing close to town.

Trailhead: Highway 6
Distance, round trip: 1.6km – 6.45km
Elevation: +80m
Season: mid-December to late March
Difficulty: Easy
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Mount Crowe Snowshoe

A winter wonderland awaits! The snowshoe route up to Mount Crowe leads to amazing views along the ridge. It’s a little more adventure than exploring the day-use cabins below, so be prepared to route-find and break trail.

Trailhead: Highway 3B
Distance, round trip: 10.1km
Elevation: +574m
Season: late November to early April
Difficulty: Moderate
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Mount Lepsoe Cabin Loop

A scenic snowshoe beneath Mount Lepsoe in the Rossland Range! This loop visits four cozy day-use cabins and winds steadily up through winter forests to beautiful views.

Trailhead: Highway 3B
Distance, round trip: 7.30km
Elevation: +334m
Season: mid-November to early April
Difficulty:  Easy
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Mount Crowe Cabin Loop

A scenic tour of 4 cabins in the Rossland Range, circling beneath the slopes of Mount Crowe. This is a perfect snowshoe excursion or early-winter hike with cozy cabins and impressive distant views.

Trailhead: Highway 3B
Distance, round trip: 13.3km
Elevation: +299m
Season: mid-November to mid-April
Difficulty:  Easy

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Mel DeAnna Trail

The Mel DeAnna trail is a forested loop around the tranquil Champion Ponds. It’s a great shoulder-season hike with fall colours, Columbia Valley views, and plenty of birdwatching on the ponds.

Trailhead: Highway 3
Distance, round trip: 5.8km
Elevation: +122m
Season: early April to early November
Difficulty:  Easy

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White Queen (via SilverKing Ridge)

White Queen is a scenic off-trail hike just outside of Nelson, BC. Starting at Whitewater Ski Resort, the route crosses familiar ski terrain before ascending to a stunning ridge-line ramble with big views of Ymir Peak and surrounding country. At the summit of White Queen, you can see Kokanee and the Valhallas, and many distant mountains fading to overlapping shades of blue.

Trailhead: Whitewater Ski Resort, Whitewater Road
Distance, round trip: 9.4km
Elevation: +666m
Season: mid-June to late September
Difficulty:  Moderate

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