Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
For a change of pace and a workout for different muscle groups, visit Golden's network of cross-country ski trails, located just a five minute-walk from the day lodge of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
Golden Nordic Ski Club
The Golden Nordic Ski Club maintains 33km/21mi of 6m/20ft wide trails, which are groomed for both skating and classic techniques. Much of the area is forested, rolling terrain, with approximately 50% rated beginner, 40% intermediate and 10% advanced. There's a day lodge, as well as a small warming hut and a couple of scenic viewpoints – the views across the valley are awesome. A section of the trail system is set on Golden Golf Club property.
Dawn Mountain is known for excellent early season snow conditions. .