Ski trails — China ridge, princeton bc

Trail Description

The China Ridge Cross-Country Ski Trails are located 8.5 km northwest of Princeton B.C. on a north-south upland ridge. To reach the trails, follow the blue signs to Bear Mountain Recreation Area.

The highest point on the trail system is 1310 m (4300 feet). The area features 40 km of trails (20 km groomed; 20 km untracked for the backcountry ski enthusiast). Portions of the trails follow old roads or skid trails through open timber, across natural grassy slopes, and through a variety of forested terrain. The skier will usually experience clear sunny days, dry snow conditions, and outstanding vistas to the valley below. There are three shelters on the trails where one may enjoy an outdoor fire, and there is an emergency warming hut about ten kilometres from the trailhead. While the terrain is undulating, most of the trails would be considered beginner to intermediate.

The excellent ski trails are maintained by the hard work of China Ridge Cross-Country Ski Association volunteers. This is a non-profit society, and donations are greatly appreciated to help pay for the expenses incurred by the society for this service. A donation box is located at the trailhead.


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