Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
The highlands of the Thompson Plateau provide ideal terrain for avalanche-free cross-country skiing just 8.5km/5mi from downtown Princeton at China Ridge.
Here trails for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers thread through mixed forest of pine, fir and spruce to cozy warming cabins and outstanding viewpoints.
Cross-country skiing is also popular on the un-groomed Trans Canada Trail and yet another kind of terrain is easily accessible at Manning Park Resort in Manning Provincial Park, 66.7km/41mi west of Princeton.
China Ridge Trails
Trails for all skill levels reward freeheelers at China Ridge, 8.5km/5mi from Princeton. Classic and skate skiers head out on 30km/18.6mi of groomed trails through forest and across open meadows. For the most part, the terrain is gently undulating with a majority of trails rated green (beginner) and blue (intermediate).