Nickel Plate Nordic Centre: Okanagan Valley’s World Class Nordic Ski Destination

Membership prize draw update: Nickel Plate did not finish in first place and won’t receive any of the prizes, but our club membership size has increased compared to this time last year! Thank you to those of you who registered early.

From Cross-Country BC: almost every club is ahead of where it was at on this day last year! 22 clubs are already at more than 80% of last year’s total membership, and 9 of those have already exceeded it. A few clubs are approaching their all-time membership record, and one has already broken it.

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Thanks to fundraising efforts, Nickel Plate has raised approximately $14,000 towards the purchase of new parking lot grooming, light grooming, and regular grooming equipment. We would like to acknowledge those who have supported fundraising by organizing and attending the Banff Mountain Film Festival ($6,135 raised); donations made to Nickel Plate when registering on Zone4 over the past two seasons; and general donations. Nickel Plate is halfway to our fundraising goal for this grooming equipment. We are excited to be able to participate in a new fundraising opportunity!

There is matching money up for grabs to help our ski club – please help us get it!

Background: A number of passionate XC skiers across BC are generously donating to a Community Pot. The majority of this pot will be allocated equally among any BC clubs that want to participate, to match up to 25% of what each club raises themselves in this fundraiser. If a club leaves any of its Community Pot allocation on the table, there will be more to go around for the other clubs.

So, the Community Pot has got the ball rolling, but now it’s up to us to step up to the challenge!

We can use the funds for sport development, such as skier development programs, trails & facilities, and grooming equipment. Although funds may not be earmarked for an individual athlete, funds can be used towards a coach or coordinator’s stipend or wage. (Note that a donor cannot receive special consideration in return for their donation, such as a discounted/free membership, a program/trip discount for their child, etc.)

Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt.

This campaign ends on November 30, 2016 at midnight, at which time the Community Pot will also be divvied up… just in time for ski season!

Thank you for your interest and generosity. Let’s see what our club can do! Nickel Plate Board members have started the ball rolling by donating. Donate here: to the BC Club Challenge:

Current Conditions

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Grooming & Snow Report

Groomed and tracked nordic trails

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Web Cam

The web cam is on during the season from 7am to 5pm

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Trails & Maps

Check out our trails page for maps and info on the trails at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, and to read up on trail etiquette.

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Junior Racer Program


  • Develop skills and fitness on snow that will amaze you
  • Compete in events throughout the season, such as the Okanagan Series and BC Cup
  • Experience the excitement of night skiing
  • Receive ‘pro-deals’ on ski equipment from Peach City Runners and Adventure Sports
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Skills Development Program

The Skills Development lesson program is an excellent way to get your children involved in the great sport of cross country skiing. From the Cottontail program starting at age 3 to the Junior Racers program, skills, technique and competition are taught at a progressive level.

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We have five main snowshoeing trails marked and ready to use for novice, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

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Lessons for all skill levels

Private and group lessons are available for master skiers and those just learning to cross country ski.

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Nickel Plate Nordic Ski Clothing

Nickel Plate Nordic ski clothing is available at the following link: Pricing on the revolving store is always based on 2-5 unit pricing. For larger group orders, pricing is better – please contact Jackaroo directly at 1-877-2-JAKROO or

Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Ski Demo Day
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Sunday, January 14, 2017
Moonlight Potluck & Music
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