So, you booked a couple nights in Nipika Mountain Resort’s cozy cabins! If you’ve checked out the eco-resort before, you know there are ample options for fun without needing to leave the property. If you haven’t, plan ahead to maximize your time there!
Nipika is well-known for their cross-country ski network. With 50km of perfectly groomed trails, complete with river and mountain views, it comes as no surprise. The trail network is groomed for both skate and classic skiing.
The south trails are mostly flat, looping around giant meadows. The north trails include rolling and steep hills with plenty of viewpoints to stop and catch your breath. Need a longer break? With two warming huts, you can warm up and relax.
Whether you’re a fat biking expert or want to try it out, Nipika is the perfect place to ride. They groom over 30km of fat-bike specific trails, so they’re packed into smooth corduroy and wide enough to allow for a flowy ride! Like the ski trails, the south network is geared toward beginners. The forested north trails include rollers with mountain and canyon views.
Winding along the clifftops and the riverside, the snowshoe trails are perfect for photographers and those who want to take in the views at a slower pace.
What’s more Canadian than a game of shinny on a frozen pond in the Rockies? Bring your skates and sticks and glide around on the outdoor rink day or night!
Not just for kids, Mt. Sledmore is a short walk or ski from the cabins and main meadow. There are always a handful of sleds waiting for those brave enough to try.
Cozy Up by the Fire
Three outdoor firepits, placed around the meadow, are the perfect apres-ski location. Don’t forget your marshmallows to roast or hot chocolate to sip on a perfect cozy evening.
Don’t have the equipment? Nipika has a rental shop with fat bikes and helmets for adults and youth; snowshoes for all ages; and classic and skate skis, boots, and poles for all ages.
Nipika also offers a ski school, directed by Lyle Wilson who coached Canada’s Olympic cross-country ski teams in two Olympics. Lessons in classic and skate technique are offered daily, for beginners just learning to intermediate skiers looking to progress.
Nipika Mountain Resort has all the elements you need for a fabulous winter getaway.
If you can’t book a cabin or are staying in Radium Hot Springs, Nipika welcomes day-use guests, too! Located just 30 minutes from Radium Hot Springs, Nipika is in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, bordering Kootenay National Park.