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Phoenix Cross Country Ski Society

Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada

Phoenix Cross Country Ski Society

Established in the 1970’s by a group of Nordic Ski enthusiasts, Phoenix Cross Country Ski Society manages the Marshall Lake XC Trail System in co-operation with Rec. Sites and Trails BC near the site of the historic town of Phoenix, BC. The Marshall Lake XC Trails are located between Grand Forks and Greenwood and provide 15 km of groomed trails for all skill levels. We encourage skiers to become members to support the activities of our society. More recently we have been encouraging Snowshoers to use our trail system and ask that they also buy memberships. Memberships help pay for the grooming that you enjoy when you use the trails.

Marshall Lake XC Ski Trails

To reach Marshall Lake XC Trails from Grand Forks, drive west on Highway 3 for 20 km and turn left onto the Phoenix road. Follow the road to the top of the mountain [9.5km] and turn right at the Cenotaph. Note: At the 5.5 km mark of the Phoenix road you will come to the turn off for the Alpine ski hill. Stay straight to reach the cross-country area. To reach the trails from downtown Greenwood, drive up Phoenix road until you reach the Cenotaph and turn left to the cross-country ski area.

Ski Programs

Phoenix Cross Country Ski Society is now offering Ski Programs for Junior skiers that are interested in advancing their skiing level. We are also offering a fall dryland ski program to augment the winter sessions. If you are interested in exploring options for junior skiers review the information here, then join our society and select the appropriate program on the membership form. Recently we have added a ladies ski program. You can register for any program at the same time as you pay for membership. Nordic ski equipment rentals are now available for juniors registered in any of our programs.

Area History

The city of Phoenix was once a very large establishment based around a large copper mine. The original downhill ski area is located on the slope behind Marshall Lake [Telemark Hill] until the 1960’s when the T-Bar was moved to the north facing slope we enjoy today. In the year 2000 a group of dedicated cross country enthusiasts build the Dacha for the enjoyment of skiers. Press the button for more…

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