Wells Gray Outdoors Club

Our Club has 28 km of trails known as the Candle Creek Ski Trails in Clearwater, BC. We have a number of connecting trails which provide a large variety of routes. In the summer our Candle Creek mountain bike trails are now open! In the winter, most of our trails are set with our state-of-the-art PistenBully 100 and this year we have added a large snowmobile to assist in track setting. So look forward to some great skiing!

Some upcoming events:

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If you’re thinking that the Candle Creek ski trails will be sloppy and wet like the snow in town, I’m happy to tell you all that they are not!! In fact, the conditions are GREAT!! The trails were groomed and track set today and below zero temperatures have kept the snow soft and dry. It’s going to be a great weekend of skiing!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Grooming is happening up at Candle Creek. Should be all tracked by end of the day.
Conditions reported as being Great!
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Are you are interested in taking lessons in either classic or skate techniques? Classes can be organized to suit your schedule and needs!! Whether you’re an almost beginner, or for those who are already more comfortable on their skis. Maybe you’d just like a technique “tune-up” so you can get even more out of your skis? (It’s not only your wax!!) Just ask!! Please leave a comment. ... See MoreSee Less

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Enjoy our trails!

All non-members are welcome to use the trails. The $10 fee can be dropped off in our conveniently located box at the trail head.

Or become a member. Only $20 for a mountain bike membership or a bit more for a full year’s pass. Early Bird pricing in effect now until Nov. 30, 2017.

Payments can also be made by email transfer to: payments@wellsgrayoutdoorsclub.ca or via Paypal.


The Birchleg Ski Event

The Legend

The Birchleg is a fun ski event in early February re-enacting a cross country ski trip made by two Viking warriors in the 13th Century. King Haakon of Norway was murdered in 1204 during a time of civil war. The King’s infant son was in immediate peril of the same fate. Two Viking warriors loyal to their dead king and his heir took the baby to safety in Trondheim. Their flight was in midwinter, skiing 55 kilometres across the mountains. Holding the child secure behind a shield, these warriors were armed with a battle-axe and spears. young Haakon Haakonson grew to adulthood in safety, returning to Norway to claim his father’s throne.

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“Here is to all of you hard working volunteers who put on such a great event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and my friends that came along did as well. We were full of praise on our way home to Kamloops. My personal opinion is that all was most terrifically well organised, fun, lots of work went into preparing, great shape of the trails, including some luck with the weather, lovely, tasty food, even a free beer each, very special tasty desert, and kudos to Jean Nelson for being cook and server. Great community spirit was noticeable everywhere. You could not have done any better, very friendly people, great costuming, making we want to contribute next year in thinking of something ‘Nordic’ and Birch leggy. Well done and thank you all.”
~ Sigi White from Kamloops

“To the organizers, volunteers, groomers, Search & Rescue members and the enthusiastic members of your club: Thank you for a fun day yesterday at the Birch Leg. We enjoyed the day: the people were friendly, the costumes were great, and the food was excellent. And you arranged for very good snow conditions. It was a fun day. We are thinking about costumes for next year.”
~ Kathy & Jim Brand, Kamloops.

Clearwater Times 2018 article:  Vikings rampage on Candle Creek Trails

Mountain Biking

We have 13 km of mountain and xc trails. It’s not just downhill. 4 km are green – easy.

The new trail above the warming hut offers great valley views. The Ridge Loop is complete (summer 2015). It is easy riding for everyone and rides well in both directions. The Ridge Loop and Fiddlers Green are new trails (2017) that also offer great hiking. … read on.