Located at the base of Cranbrook Mountain south of Cranbrook there are the designated trails of South Star Recreation Area for those who wish to snowshoe, cross country ski or walk their dog. Each trail is clearly marked and the cross-country ski trails are extensive. From Highway 3 travel south on Victoria Avenue which turns into Gold Creek Road. Turn right off Gold Creek Road onto 38th Avenue. The parking area is at the very end of 38th Avenue.
The cross country ski trails are tracked/set and require maintenance. Trails are clearly marked as to to their designated activity. All visitors are therefore expected to respect trail courtesy and etiquette by using the designated trails for their chosen activity. It is very frustrating to ski on an unnecessarily spoiled groomed trails and can be dangerous too. Kootenay Nordic Outdoor Club has been instrumental in the development and maintenance of these trails and members volunteer their time. Planning and design is a joint effort between the Forest Service and Kootenay Nordic.
Information, membership and suggested donation box is positioned at the entrance to the trails. Anyone may use the trails but donations towards upkeep are always welcome.
South Star Trails now have a blogspot where you can find out about latest conditions.
|Snowshoe trail, Cranbrook Mountain in the distance|
|walkers carefully avoiding the ski tracks|