Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club

Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club has over 15km of trails to challenge all levels of beginner and intermediate skiers, with both classic and skate-ski groomed tracks. In addition we have several km of marked snowshoe trails for your enjoyment!


Latitude: 48.672091 Longitude: -93.256731 Elevation: 1170 ft
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Trail System

The trails are groomed regularly depending on usage and snowfall. Our trails are generally considered to be very well groomed! Snowshoe trails are broken and marked after major snowfalls.

Our trails include three main ski loops groomed with skate/classic tracks (intermediate level), and a new classic trail suitable for beginners groomed with side-by-side classic tracks. Our snowshoe trails system has four marked trails through the forest, around and over a beaver pond, and allows the user to enjoy moderate-difficulty snowshoeing. Average time to travel each loop varies from 35 minutes for the shortest trail to 90 minutes for the most challenging

The club has trails for cross-country freestyle (skate) and classic ski use. Snowshoe trails traverse through forested area which varies from less challenging, even terrain on the shortest trails to rocky and moderately challenging terrain on the longer trails. The club has a modest quantity of ski and snowshoe equipment available for day use at a reasonable fee on a "first come, first served" basis.

Best Access and Parking Area

Access is via Highway 11, east of Fort Frances Ontario. Follow George Armstrong Road to Rocky Inlet Road and travel approximately 1km.

Approximate Operating Season

Year round access to club trails.

Rules and Regulations

Membership available; day use fee required for non-members.


The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club has numerous volunteers that keep this club in tip top shape for all of us to enjoy. We have long, cold winters in NWOntario and the club has allowed us to embrace our winters, stay fit and enjoy the fabulous trails! 5**** rating for sure!

Tammy Riordon, 1/20/2015

Kudos to the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club and all the volunteers that help us embrace our long NW Ontario winters. My winter "happy place". Well done!

Tammy Riordon, 1/20/2015

Wow what a wonderful,beautiful ,serene gift for our true Northeners to have and enjoy!!! Hope to try it one day!!!!

Loreen, 1/20/2015

I ski these trails and they are not only stunning, they are very well groomed, and the club also offers use of all equipment necessary to enjoy a ski or snowshoe. Kudos and thanks from me and many, many others who enjoy these trails.

Nancy Witherspoon, 1/20/2015

What a wonderful facility. The trails are a great addition to our community and they are enjoyed not only by the people who live here but by the many people who come to visit - coast to coast and our neighbors from across the border! " Healthy and Happy" - that is what you feel when you go! Thank you to the people who work so hard to create and maintain such a wonderful place for us all to enjoy!

Maria, 1/21/2015

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