Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
Cross-country skiing near Anahim Lake is characterized by kilometres/miles of groomed trails, unused roadways, countless frozen lakes, and expansive grasslands.
The area also hosts two cross-country ski competitions: the Tweedsmuir Ski Club Annual Race and the Tatla Lake Annual Ski Challenge.
The Tweedsmuir Ski Club maintains 14km/8.7mi of trails in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, 4km/2.5mi east of Heckman Pass (known locally as "the Hill"). By mid-December, when cold temperatures set in, the club adds a 12km/7.5mi loop trail on nearby lakes and rivers. Ample parking is available at the top of the Hill, where a sign indicates the beginning of a hiking trail.
Tatla Lake volunteers maintain 30km/18mi of groomed and signed trails near Tatla Lake, a one-hour drive east of Anahim Lake. Watch for trailhead signs 1.5km/1mi off the highway on Graham road.