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Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation AreaDakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area


Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area


  • 1,532 acre plateau topping out at 1,200 meters with views of the Salish Sea and Howe Sound
  • Located in the traditional territories of the shíshálh (Sechelt) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.
  • 20km of groomed cross-country trails and 7km marked snowshoe trails surrounded by old growth forest
  • Operated by the Sunshine Coast Regional District with the help of many, many wonderful volunteers
  • Amenities include a warming hut and an outhouse. Please be prepared to pack in/pack out
  • Food and drink stations are along the course, but please bring your own lunch


Dakota Ridge is accessed by a 14km gravel logging road. The road will be plowed, but 4x4 and chains are required. The road gets icy after heavy use and shoulders are often soft. Please use designated pull-outs for passing and for chain preparations. Everyone you see on the road is going to the same place. Let's all get there safely together.


Please consider carpooling. Free parking is available at the Sunshine Coast Regional District offices at the top of Field Road (just before you access the logging road to Dakota Ridge). 


2020 Dakota Ridge User Fees are included in your registration. You do not need to purchase a day pass separately. Season pass holders should choose that option during registration and have your pass available on the loppet day. Reciprocal season pass holders can purchase a discounted day pass on site with cash.


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