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

As of 7am today


Gold Bar: All trails including Woodcutters have been renovated and tracked. Good to Very Good for Skate and Classic.


Goldstick: trails renovated and tracked and are good for Skate and Classic skiing


Capilano: Renovated and reset. Very good for Both ski styles


Feb 18

Other Edmonton trails

Park Rangers

City Recreation

See the Parks & River Valley bulletin.




Sandra Jardine

Area map & description

Athabasca’s Muskeg Creek lower 5km groomed for skate and classic on Monday pm.

Feb 22

Blackfoot Recreation Area

Doug Wiens

Birkie, Park & description

Waskehegan to Islet all tracked - and spectacular. Blackfoot regroomed for skating.

The most recent Park Report is here. Sometimes there is info on the Realtime Grooming Report.

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

Feb 16


Robert Early

Camrose NSC & description

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club



Parkland Tourism & description

Updates here, map here.

Updated by park staff


Alan MaCaulay

Devon NSC & Facebook & map

The high trails and river trail are also groomed now so all trails hills and skate ski tracks are ready for use. The conditions are the best they have been all winter. Mike Burgess said today that tracks were much faster a week or two ago but that was ice then. I saw our moose several times today give them a wide berth if you run across them. It’s great to see them!

Feb 9

Drayton Valley

Andy Campbell


See the club’s Facebook page.

Updated by the club


Marsh Hoke


We have received skiffs of snow over the past week.  The Hornbeck Trails will all be groomed and track set tomorrow (Friday).  Conditions are excellent.


The annual Mooseheart Loppet is on Saturday, February 24.  Why not join in the fun?  The trail conditions should be excellent, and the forecast is for nice weather (sunny and a high of –3C).  Registration opens at 9 am, closes at 10:45 am, and the mass start is at 11 am.  Choose your distance (1, 2.5, 5, 10 and 15K) and style (classical or freestyle) – times will be posted in those categories.  Registration is $10 adult and $5 child.  There will be no awards, but random prizes, sausage and mooseheart cookies.

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

Feb 22

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

Ski trails set at both the golf course and Municipal campsite in Grande Cache. They are the best I've seen this year.


See the club’s Facebook page.

Jan 27

Grande Prairie

Eric Chislett

Wapiti NSC

Conditions are perfect. Details here.

Our 36 km course, one loop, is one of the best LOPPET (March 3) courses that you will ever find. Worth the trip


See the club’s Facebook page.

Feb 16


Terry Dodge

Hinton NSC & map

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club


Brent Bouwsema

Lacombe CCSC & maps

We're back in business after our snowmobile has been fixed. The trails should be in great condition this weekend with warmer weather!

Details here and on the Facebook page.

Feb 22

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

Hidden Springs

Trails at Rundle’s and Pigeon Lake Provincial Park have been trackset. Conditions are stellar!


Details here.

Feb 16

Red Deer

Don Wales

Red Deer NSC & Area maps

Trails freshly groomed in Heritage Ranch today and will be great for the weekend. No report from River Bend but it should be good.

Feb 16

Rocky Mountain House

Ron Leaf

Info & map

Snow conditions are excellent. Classic track and skate path were groomed on February 14 and are in excellent conditions. The classic track at the Pony Club is scheduled to be groomed this afternoon.  

AB Parks is hosting Snowy Saturday at the Crimson Lake Provincial Park. Activities such as outdoor skating, snowshoeing, x-country skiing are available. They are also providing a wiener roast and hot chocolate.

On Family Day AB Parks will also be hosting a Polar Bear dip, x-country ski lessons (equipment provided, subject to numbers) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

Feb 15

St. Albert

Christine Rawlins

Stanski & description

See the club's Facebook page.

Updated by the club

St. Paul

Janna Zarowny

Lakeland NSC & description

The trails are set and ready for warmer weather, special thanks to Darren and Denis J

Feb 5

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Bjorn Taylor

SWC & trail map & description

See the latest bulletin. And the webcam.

Updated weekly

Tawatinaw Valley


PVSRmap & description


Feb 1


Vaughn Cooper

Vermilion Nordic & description

See the club’s posting.

Updated by the club









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