Northern Region Trail Report

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Trail conditions at

· Bow Valley/Canmore/Kananaskis; see also the skierbob blog
· Banff National Park 
· Jasper National Park

Avalanche bulletins

Full descriptions of a number of the areas listed below can be found at Mike Stern’s Northern Alberta Skiers Guide.

AREA

CONTACT PERSON

WEB SITE

CONDITIONS

LAST UPDATE

Goldbar

Dave Storey

ENSC & Facebook

The few cm of snow that fell wasn’t enough to replace what melted over the weekend, but the cooler temps have made for some better grooming.

 

Goldbar:

A shortened 50th st loop connected to the treeline and back down the center was groomed today. In total it measures about 2600M and misses most of the ice, Georges chute (closest to parking lot) being the exception. No tracks. Fair to good condition.

 

Capilano:

A Loop that cuts out about 1000M closest to 50th st was groomed today. This loop mostly follows Capilano Crescent and is about 1600M. No tracks. Fair condition, some areas of ice under snow.

 

We have suspended grooming: Woodcutters, the lake loop and lake bed, Goldstick and Rundle. Tracks are unlikely to be set until we receive more snowfall.

Feb 29

Other Edmonton trails

Park Rangers

City Recreation

See the Parks & River Valley bulletin.

Updated by P&R

OUTSIDE EDMONTON

Athabasca

Sean Morrison

Area map & description

I’m told ‘For what it's worth I just skied Athabasca, he had just groomed it this morning.
They had 4" or so this week & low temps so still good coverage
However it is supposed to get very warm this weekend so probably not good after noon. also they get a lot of walkers.’

Mar 25

Blackfoot Recreation Area

Doug Kelker

Birkie, Park & description

The most recent Park Report is here. See as well the Realtime Grooming Report. No grooming in the past month.

Discussion and some updates on the Cooking Lake – Blackfoot skiers Facebook page.

Mar 11

Camrose

Robert Early

Camrose NSC & description

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club

Chickakoo

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Parkland Tourism & description

Some info is posted here.

Updated by park staff

Devon

George Bernier

Devon NSC & Facebook & map

We stretched it out all we could but these warm temps finished them. Until next snow - or possibly season.

Mar 11

Drayton Valley

Andy Campbell

Pembina NSCdescription & Facebook

The PNSC trails have deteriorated quickly over the past week. I would NOT consider them fit for skiing. Lots of bare patches.

See the club’s posting and Facebook page.

Mar 11

Edson

Marsh Hoke

description

Skiing is no longer possible at the Hornbeck Trails.  See you next season!  Thanks to all the volunteers that helped with trail maintenance and grooming.  We had pretty good skiing from mid-November to early March.

For further information, call or email Marsh Hoke, Muskeg Flyers Nordic Ski Club Trails Chair, at 780-723-2460 or bigeddie@telus.net.

Mar 30

Fort McMurray

Facebook

Ptarmigan NSC

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club

Fort Saskatchewan

Facebook

Ft. Sask. NSC & description

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club

Fossavatn Loppet, Iceland

Facebook

Fossavatn Ski Marathon

The Fossavatn Ski Marathon will next be held April 30 2016. It is now a World Loppet. Ísafjörður is a day’s drive, or an hour’s flight, north from Reykjavik. Google ‘fossavatn youtube’ to find videos like this one. (And check out the x-c musical.) The 2015 event was a bit like Birkie2013 – here are some pictures from the day before, and the day of.  Registration to Fossavatnsgangan 2016 started August 15th 2015. Only 500 slots available.

Nov 1

Grande Cache

Denis Grenier

Smoky River Nordic (Facebook)

The season is over in Grande Cache, we are closing down the trails.

Mar 3

Grande Prairie

Eric Chislett

Wapiti NSC

Skied 25 km today, walking over some grass on 10 km loop.  Not much skiing into April. Going to Yellowknife Loppet this weekend.

Mar 29

Hinton

Terry Dodge

Hinton NSC & map

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

Dan Neath

Web site & map & description

Current conditions are now posted on the park report.

Updated by park staff

Pigeon Lake

Mike Black

Pigeon Lake NSC & map

We’re done here at Pigeon Lake unless we get a significant dump of snow in the near future.

See the map page on the PLNSC website for directions.

Feb 28

Red Deer

Don Wales

Red Deer NSC & Area maps

At least at Heritage Ranch and Great Chief Park the skiing is done. Not that there isn't a sufficient snow base to re groom but a City project has blocked off our trailhead. River Bend may still be acceptable for ski skating but recent warm weather and winds have severely impacted the snow base. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute to this excellent web site and see you next winter.

Mar 11

Rocky Mountain House

Ron Leaf

Info & map

See the club’s Facebook page and twitter link for news.

Feb 25

St. Albert

Christine Rawlins

Stanski & description

See the club's trail blog and Facebook page.

Updated by the club

St. Paul

Janna Zarowny

Lakeland NSC & description & Facebook

We are still skiing, with lots of snow, and regroomed last weekend.

Spring fling and Ski Club Wind-up:

Sat. March 19 : 10:00 to 2:00 at Cooknell trails

Waxing advice and snacks, hot chocolate and a campfire

Guided ski tour of our trails 

Come out and celebrate a great year of skiing

 

Mar 15

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Bjorn Taylor

SWC and trail map and description

See the latest bulletin. 

Updated weekly

Tawatinaw Valley

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TVANCmap & description

Conditions are very briefly described at TVANC. There is a toll-free line - 866-698-2212 – for current grooming information. Also see the Facebook page.

Feb 15

Vermilion

Vaughn Cooper

Vermilion Nordic & description

See the club’s posting.

Updated by the club

 

 

 

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