While most sports can be enjoyed year round on the Sunshine Coast because of our temperate climate, snow sports can only be enjoyed in winter. Dakota Ridge is a 1,532 acre subalpine plateau centrally located on the South Coast that features 20 kilometres of world class cross country ski trails (classic and skate), 4 kilometres of groomed snowshoe trails, 3 kilometres of wilderness snowshoe trails, and a sledding area.
The trails wind through old growth forests and open areas topping out at 1,200 metres.The facility offers amazing views of the Coast Mountains, Vancouver Island, and Salish Sea.
A Dakota Ridge Facebook page features updates on road and trail conditions. For weather information you can visit Environment Canada. Due to the nature of the road to Dakota Ridge, access is restricted to four-wheel drive vehicles with chains or you can use the shuttle service offered by Alpha Adventures.
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