Our location in the Rocky Mountains has its advantages!

Cross-Country Skiing

Sparwood is home to a great network of trails, within the community and in the immediate surrounding areas. Get outside for classic cross-country skiing and skate skiing, on the cross-country trails located in Sparwood Heights! The Sunset Ridge Ski Society (Facebook Group) has more information on Sparwood's maintained cross-crountry trails.


Snowshoeing is one of North America's fastest-growing winter sports, and Sparwood provides the requisite trails, powder and pristine winter scenery. Sparwood's trail map is available here.

Sunset Ridge Ski Society

The Sunset Ridge Ski Society (Facebook group) maintains over 10 kilometres of cross-country ski trails in Sparwood. Although the trails tend to favour the intermediate to advanced skier, there has been some recent trail development that serve beginner skiers.

Alpine Skiing

Fernie Alpine Resort is located just 30 minutes west of Sparwood in the British Columbia Rockies, and boasts some of the best skiing conditions in North America. It's renowned for its incredible snowfall and exceptional terrain. Check out Fernie Alpine Resort.

Pass Powderkeg Ski Resort  located 30 minutes East in Crowsnest Pass Alberta the ski area boasts challenging terrain, affordable rates, an excellent ski and snowboard school, equipment rentals, terrain park, night skiing, snowmaking and friendly service. Check out Pass Powderkeg ski resort.

Wapiti Ski Hill located 20 minutes north in Elkford, British Columbia provides a very affordable, family oriented ski experience. Seven ski runs over a 1,000 foot vertical drop include terrain for skiers of all types. Check out Wapiti Ski Hill.