Backcountry skiing and snowshoeing are very popular sports here in Hope BC because of mountain peaks and trails nearby located just off of Highway 5 (also known as the Coquihalla). Consider hitting a local mountain on a weekday or weekend just a short drive from town. Here are a few favourites!
Manning ParkManning Park offers over 30km of groomed nordic trails and many un-groomed nordic and snowshoe trails which you can travel on multi-day trips. The temperatures at Manning Park are colder and the snowfall is more consistent so visitors get untracked powder more often than at other coastal mountain ski parks. If you're interested in winter camping, Manning Park also offers the only ski-in, ski-out camping in the province with their powered, on-hill RV sites. For alpine downhill skiing, Manning Park has many groomed and un-groomed ski slopes. Go to Manning Park's website for information about lift tickets.
Manning Park Website
- Beaver Pond Trail - Easy (Marked)
- Similkameen Trail - Easy (Marked)
- Rein Orchid Trail - Easy (Marked)
- West Similkameen Trail - Moderate (Marked)
- Cambie Creek - Easy (Marked)
- Blackwall Peak - Advanced (Marked)
- Poland Lake - Advanced (Not Marked)
- Windy Joe - Advanced (Marked)
Needle Peakhike info here. Remember to respect the alpine. Leave pets at home and no fires above the tree line.
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