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Wilson Lake Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails
Wilson Lake Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe TrailsWilson Lake is an unmaintained Crown Land trail.
The Wilson Lake Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails are part of the valuable bank of natural resources Peachland can proudly promote as our piece of this lifestyle. These trails were popular during the late 1960ís and early 1970ís when the Peachland Ski Club existed. Today the trails are still maintained by a few and being explored and rediscovered by a growing number.
The Peachland Spirit of BC Committee received funding towards signage for the wilderness trails and Bill and Susan Teed were instrumental in keeping the trails alive, maintained and appreciated. Chris King and Dave Oakley are also regulars when it comes to trail clearing in the fall and winter. Due to their dedication to this pristine area, and to funding from the provincial government through the Peachland Spirit of BC Committee, signage is now at the trailhead of the Wilson Lakes loop. There is a 37 km trail system. Each trailhead and junction is marked with colour-coded directional signs according to the ability required to ski it.
These are wilderness trails, not groomed trails like Telemark or Nordic. Know your physical abilities before heading out.
- Wilson Lake Loop: 5 km (beginner)
- Wilson Silver Trail: 8 km (intermediate)
- Fir Lane: 4 km (intermediate)
- Lesís Trail: 6 km (advanced)
- Aspen Grove Trail: 14 km (advanced)
- Wes's Trail, snowshoe to Wilson Mountain: 5 km return
The trails are also shared with those choosing to snowshoe. Signage indicates trail courtesy and etiquette rules for snowshoeing and skiers, as well as safety tips.
SafetySome safety tips include taking a water bottle or tea, packing a snack, wearing layered clothing and wearing a knapsack to carry these items. There are no amenities, equipment rentals, refreshments or cell phone access. Trail maps are available at the Peachland Visitor Information Centre or Peachland Community Centre.