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 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.

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 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 Greenwood, drive up Phoenix road for 9.5 km until you reach the Cenotaph and turn left to the cross-country ski area.

Junior Ski Program

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.

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 until the 1960’s when the T-Bar was moved to the north facing slope we enjoy today. In the late 1990’s a group of dedicated cross country enthusiasts build the Dacha and established a set of trails in the rolling hills around Marshall Lake.

News & Updates

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Teck Regional Cup Program

Information courtesy of Cross Country BC website: The Teck Regional Cup Series offers affordable, accessible competitive opportunities for developing athletes. All Regional Cup races offer age-appropr…


HI SKIERS AND SNOWSHOERS, Our new season membership registration form for 2021-22 is now ready for action. The good news for snowshoers are the new trails that are currently being… 


The Phoenix Cross Country Ski Society is holding its AGM on Monday, November 8th at 7pm at Selkirk College in Grand Forks. We will be meeting in Room 8 which… 

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