Snowshoeing and Skiing in the Peachland Area
Not only is Peachland, BC blessed with a wonderful summer season but a beautiful winter as well. It is a perfect place to visit for winter adventure. After your adventure you can return to Peachland to a great dinner at the local restaurants, a glass of fine local wine and a cozy night at the Peachland Eagles Nest B&B which caters to winter adventure guests as well.
There are so many winter opportunities to enjoy in the area. Some are right out the back door of the B&B as well as world class downhill skiing within a relaxing hour’s drive. It is a time to enjoy another season and take advantage of winter prices.
There are several snowshoeing and x-country trails within 5 to 10 minutes from the door of the Peachland Eagles Nest B&B. Here are the links to these trails.
Wilson Lake Snowshoe and X-country Trails
Guided backcountry snowshoeing and X-country Skiing
Our neighbour, Chris King, is an avid outdoorsman. Chris has spent his career building roads in the bush. Over the past years he was mainly responsible for building the Gladstone Trail here in Peachland and was given a Provincial award for his efforts. Chris is out every day hiking, skiing or mountain biking. Chris is a good neighbour and fun to be around.
Chris has offered, subject to availability, to guide Peachland Eagles Nest B&B guests on backcountry trips
Telemark Nordic Club, West Kelowna
In the winter, Telemark is a popular area in the central Okanagan to go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing just 20 minutes from Peachland. Rentals are available at the ski chalet. There are several different trails anywhere in length up to 15 kms. The snowshoe trails wind through the forest and give you a sense of adventure as well as the peace and quiet of the forest. Be aware as you may encounter many types of wildlife.
Nickel Plate Nordic Centre – Penticton
Nickel Plate Nordic Centre is nestled in the mountains west of Penticton (1 hr. and 10 minutes for the Peachland eagles Nest B&B). The facility boasts 56 km of groomed cross country ski trails (classic and skate) and 16 km of snowshoe trails. On site you will find a 4000 square foot lodge with kitchen facilities, heated washrooms, a new wax shed, and a rental storage shed. Both yearly memberships and day use passes are available to enjoy the splendid mountain views and snow.
Skiing at Nickel Plate during the winter months allows for fresh air and an escape to sunshine, alleviating seasonal blues. At 6000 feet elevation, you enjoy one of the longest ski seasons in BC. The social environment is relaxed and friendly and can be enjoyed on the trails or within the cabin in front of the fire.
This is some of the best cross-country skiing my wife, Valerie, and I have experienced just one hour from Peachland Eagles Nest B&B.
Tara Panrucker has written an excellent article about Snowshoeing in Kelowna, BC. It lies in the middle of the stunning Okanagan Valley in beautiful southern British Columbia, Canada. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream comes true, there is no end of snowy trails to explore all winter long.
Some of the trails include; Bear Creek Provincial Park, Knox Mountain Park, Mission Creek Greenway, Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park,
Apex Mountain Resort Downhill Skiing – Penticton
Best known for the lightest champagne powder snow, incredible terrain and friendly people, Apex Mountain Resort is a short 60-minute drive from the Peachland Eagles Nest B&B in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan.
With nearly non-existent lift line ups, a high-speed detachable quad gets you to the top of the mountain in 6 minutes. That means the amount of vertical that guests can ski in a day is huge! It’s one of the many reasons that your Apex Mountain Resort Season’s Pass or lift ticket is one of the best values in the Okanagan.
Big White Ski Resort – Kelowna
“Tucked on the west side of Canada’s Rocky Mountains in the heart of the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley lies Big White Ski Resort. Known worldwide for its local climate that provides the much sought after dry, light, champagne powder, Big White offers the choice of 118 designated runs across 3052 ha of spectacular terrain. With a daily action packed program filled with family friendly activities, and the largest ski-in, ski-out accommodation in Canada, it’s no wonder that Big White has proudly collected international accolades for being one of the world’s top family friendly ski destinations”.
Big White offers excellent downhill skiing, X-country skiing, snowshoeing and skating all 1 hour and 20 minutes for the Peachland eagles nest B&B.
Come and stay at the Peachland Eagles Nest B&B and enjoy the mild Okanagan winter and at the same time experience all the winter sports. Downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, wine tours and winter fishing. When your daily adventure is done come back to your private suite and enjoy the fire table on your private deck along with a hot toddy. https://1eaglesnest.ca/