Children panning for gold in Barkerville Historic Town

(BC Heritage/Leif Grandell photo)


Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Skiing (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

With so many months of winter, it's only natural that the residents of Wells, Barkerville and Quesnel have developed a love for winter sports.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding have begun to make their mark on the recreation calendar since the development of tiny Troll Ski Resort on Highway 26, 25km/16mi west of Wells, 45km/28mi east of Quesnel.

Troll Ski Resort

The resort offers 518m/1,700ft of vertical terrain and features mainly blue and green, intermediate runs. However, also available are a beginners' area, some black diamonds, and a double black diamond run. All runs are covered in deep natural snow, often with a base of 120cm/47in. No machine-made snow here! There are three surface lifts, known as t-bars, which are safe and easy to use and keep people close to the ground where it is warmer and out of the wind.

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