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.                                   







Dave Storey

ENSC & Facebook

Done for the season.

Mar 27

Other Edmonton trails

Park Rangers

City Recreation

See the Parks & River Valley bulletin.




Sean Morrison

Area map & description

Done for the season.

Mar 27

Blackfoot Recreation Area

Doug Wiens

Birkie, Park & description

The most recent Park Report is here. It no longer says anything about skiing – I guess there’s a message in that.

Sometimes there is info on the Realtime Grooming Report.

See the Cooking Lake – Blackfoot skiers Facebook page for discussion and further updates.

Mar 31


Robert Early

Camrose NSC & description

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club



Parkland Tourism & description

Some info is here.

Updated by park staff


George Bernier

Devon NSC & Facebook & map

Done for the season.

Mar 23

Drayton Valley

Andy Campbell

Pembina NSCdescription & Facebook

See the club’s posting and (better) the Facebook page.

Updated by the club


Marsh Hoke


Skiing is done for the season at the Hornbeck Trails.  There are large and growing bare spots on the trails.  The parking lot gate is locked, and the doors and windows have been removed from the warmup shelter.  Walkers and other non-motorized recreational users are welcome to use the trails in the off-season.  There is enough room to park three vehicles outside the gate.

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

Apr 4

Fort McMurray


Ptarmigan NSC

See the club’s web site and (better) the Facebook page.

Updated by the club

Fort Saskatchewan


Ft. Sask. NSC & description

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club

Grande Cache

Denis Grenier

Smoky River Nordic

Done for the season. See the Facebook page.

Mar 23

Grande Prairie

Eric Chislett

Wapiti NSC

Drawing to an end -- see the Facebook page.

Apr 7


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

See the park report.

Updated by park staff

Pigeon Lake

Mike Black

Pigeon Lake NSC & map

I think it’s safe to say the ski season here at Pigeon Lake is essentially over. Tracks are icy and disappearing fast. Although it’s been a pretty sketchy winter, as far as skiable snow was concerned, there were some pretty awesome ski days. 

Have a great summer and don’t forget these trails are great for hikin' and bikin’ as well! Check out Lot 7 Cycle at for all your bicycle rental and repair needs.

Mar 28

Red Deer

Don Wales

Red Deer NSC & Area maps

Skiing is absolutely done in Red Deer.  See you next year.

Mar 20

Rocky Mountain House

Ron Leaf

Info & map

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

Mar 31

St. Albert

Christine Rawlins

Stanski & description

See the club's Facebook page.

Updated by the club

St. Paul

Janna Zarowny

Lakeland NSC & description

Trails still good in St Paul, we got about 1 foot of snow last week to extend the season. See the club’s Facebook page.

Mar 29

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Bjorn Taylor

SWC & trail map & description

See the latest bulletin. And the webcam.

Updated weekly

Tawatinaw Valley


TVANCmap & description

Conditions are described at TVANC under ‘runs open’ (but with no date given and no apparent change to the conditions all year!). There is a toll-free line - 866-698-2212 – for current grooming information. Also see the Facebook page.



Vaughn Cooper

Vermilion Nordic & description

See the club’s posting.

Updated by the club









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