Lake Windermere Whiteway
Lake Windermere Whiteway Trail Conditions: Click to see a map of The Whiteway
December 7, 2014 - Lake Lillian was trackset today. Classic tracks are really thin, but the skate skiing will be nice after it sets up a little overnight. Get out and enjoy before it gets warm! Think snowy cold thoughts people!
The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club is proud to create, promote and maintain the Lake Windermere Whiteway. The Whiteway is a 15km groomed track that runs all the way around the lake and connects the towns of Invermere and Windermere. The Whiteway has tracks for classic cross-country skiers, a groomed skate skiing track, and a cleared ice-skating track. There are three official entry points onto the Whiteway; one at Kinsmen beach in Invermere, one at the Invermere Bay Condos in Invermere, and one at Windermere beach. Each entry point has a large timber frame sign which provides user information, maps, information about the local Nordic skiing club, and a donation box.
The Nordic Club asks that users either pay an individual day-use fee of $5, or purchase a membership to the club. Memberships and donations can be completed online, by mail or dropped in the secure donation boxes at information kiosks found on the Whiteway. The funds are used to provide on-going maintenance of the track throughout the winter months. Club members are also covered by group insurance through Cross Country BC while using the Whiteway.
The club asks that users respect that the tracks are for non-motorized use only, and clean-up after their dogs on the lake.
The Whiteway is a unique and exciting addition to local winter recreation activities. The tracks enable users to easily access a well-maintained recreation area in the heart of our communities while participating in a low carbon footprint activity. Winter recreationalists of all abilities and ages are welcome on the Whiteway – we hope to see you there!