Trails & Maps

Nickel Plate Nordic centre has 56 kilometres of groomed ski trails and more than 22.5 kilometres of marked snowshoe trails

Our ski and snowshoe trails can now be found on! Check out the website and install the Trailforks app on your phone to easily locate your position while you’re out enjoying Nickel Plate.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Snowshoe Trails

Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club has 25 kilometers of self-guided signed snowshoe trails.


All trails begin around the lodge. See the main snowshoe map located across from the ski map.

Please do not snowshoe on the ski trails, except were they intersect with the snowshoe trails. All of the trails are marked with corresponding coloured signs; Gold dust is red, Quicksilver is Green, Claim Jump is purple ect. Trail markers every 30-40 meter’s along the trail. Claim Jump is a dog-friendly snowshoe trail that travels back to Nickel Plate Lake.

The trails can also be found on Trailforks.


Nickle Plate Snowshoe Trails Descriptions

All of our snowshoe trails are signed with coloured trail markers every 30-40 metres, and are also available on the Trailforks app.

  not The Gold Dust Snowshoe Trail – Red Signs

This is an excellent beginner’s trail. The trail crosses open meadow areas and passes through stands of lodge pole pine. This trail is relatively flat and should take 1 1/2 hours of easy snowshoeing to complete. The trail can be accessed from either end.

Bonanza Snowshoe Trail- Orange Signs

This is an intermediate to advance Trail. Bonanza has gotten a facelift, it now goes south of Bucks Trek and joins Prospector before heading home. For those not wanting to do the entire trails the Bonanza Shortcut is a great alternative . Both trail may be done both clockwise and counterclockwise. The full Bonanza trail itself is 4.8 km long with steep climbs out from Buck’s Trek area. It takes about 3-3.5 hours. However, it is one of the best trails for the amazing variety of terrain.

Claim Jump Snowshoe Trail- Purple Signs

Claim Jump is an out and back trail travelling down to Nickel Plate Lake. It leaves the parking area on the northside of Hedley/Nickel Plate Road and is an intermediate (only by distance), dog-firendly trail. It is 4.5 km long and takes 2-3 hours return.

Quicksilver Snowshoe Trail- Green Signs

This is a beginner’s trail. The trail starts at the big snowshoe map and can be done in either direction. Most will do the trail in a counterclockwise direction and should take approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete.

Prospector Point Snowshoe Trail-Blue Signs

This is an advanced, that has several creek crossings so be careful early season. It follows the east side of Quick Silver and out past Buck Trek and then crosses the Winters Creek road. It follows an old skid trail up to Eagles Nest ski trail and continues uphill  to just prior to the upper meadow. It is a steady climb from the crossing of Winter’s Creek to this point. The snowshoer can then follow the trail along the east side of Eagles Nest back to the lodge (mostly downhill).


Starting at 1850 metres above sea level, Nickel Plate offers an unparalleled experience of blue skies, endless mountain vistas, and one of the longest ski seasons in Canada.

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre is located 6.5 kms (4 miles) past Apex Mountain Resort on the Hedley/Nickel Plate Road, an all-weather road maintained by the BC Ministry of Highways.