Kane Valley - Logan Lake
Dates: February 3, 4, 2018 (Saturday AM to Sunday)
Duration/Departure Time: 1 night, AM departure
Accommodation: Merritt, Ramada Hotel
Cost: $125 Own bed, $110 Shared (3-4 people per room)
Type: Classic, Skate, Snowshoeing
Pick- up Locations & Times:
- Ont30 = Ontario and East 30th Avenue: 07:10
- BL= Boundary and Lougheed: 07:30
- Lang = Sandman Hotel, 202 Street, Langley: 08:00
Trip Leader: Lucy Kenward, skibikerun016 AT hotmail.com
To register for this trip please contact the Trip Leader. The cancellation date (to obtain a full refund) is January 1, 2018.
This trip is best suited for skiers with a spirit of adventure and a love for quiet, rustic trails. We have a planned itinerary but, depending on conditions, we may need to change it on the fly.
Accommodation is in Merritt (for one night) at the Ramada Hotel. Our plan is to ski at Kane Valley on one day and at Logan Lake on the second day. Our itinerary however, may change if snow conditions are not suitable. If snow conditions are poor in the Merritt area we will head to higher elevations north of Merritt and ski at Stake Lake on the first day. On the second day we will ski (or snowshoe) at Logan Lake. (Manning Park may also be an option if the Merritt area is very short on snow.) For those who prefer a day of skiing and a day of sbnowshoeing, there are 5km of snowshoeing trails at Logan Lake (or 12 km at Stake Lake or 15km at Manning Park). Skiers may also prefer to bring metal-edged skis for this trip.
The turnoff to the Kane Valley Ski Trails (1,160 m) is 20 minutes south of Merritt, near Corbett Lake. Kane Valley Ski Trails total 50km in length, 40km of which are groomed for cross-country skiing by the Nicola Nordic Ski Club. There are plenty of single-track trails, and some double track and (occasionally) there are skating lanes. Trails range from easy to difficult. Because grooming at Kane Valley is sporadic, plan to classic ski at this location.
The Logan Lake Ski Trail System begins in the community (at the end of Chartrand Ave) and extends out into the surrounding wilderness (1,280 m). Thirty-eight kilometers of trails are groomed for both classic and skating techniques. For horse lovers, the Logan Lake area is home to a wild herd of horses. Skiers will definitely see their hoof prints, and for the lucky ones, you'll hear them or glimpse them running off through the trees.