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 midnight:


Gold Bar:

Woodcutters was track set early this am.

50th st and the far west of the lake loop (Parking lot) were reset and tracked with the snow cat tonight.



Track set from Esso hill to Woodcutters early this am. Note: the track is on the opposite side (right)



Renovated and track set late last night. Good condition. some grass showing close to 50th st.

Mar 14

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. Sometimes there is info on the Realtime Grooming Report.

Waskegan to Islet was tracked on Thursday (23rd) and these tracks are still in great shape. See the Cooking Lake – Blackfoot skiers Facebook page for discussion and further updates.

Mar 27


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


The Hornbeck Trails are adequately covered with snow.  We have had warm, windy weather, which has caused some trees to fall.  The skate pad on all trails was groomed today, and the fallen trees removed.  The track is still mostly in good shape.  Expect spring conditions, and watch out for windblown debris.

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

Mar 20

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

In GP the Trails are groomed every morning for skating. Excellent till noon. Should have another week on shorter sections of trails.

See the Facebook page.

Mar 24


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

Still skiing here at PLPP. Ground showing in a couple of spots and a few icy patches to watch out for but overall pretty good spring skiing. Won’t last long though with warmer temps on the way.

Mar 23

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

Golf course groomed a couple days ago, it's not great but it's done. See the club’s Facebook page and twitter link for more news.

Mar 3

St. Albert

Christine Rawlins

Stanski & description

See the club's Facebook page.

Updated by the club

St. Paul

Janna Zarowny

Lakeland NSC & description

Tracks are set for great spring skiing. Get out this weekend and enjoy!

See the club’s Facebook page.

Mar 24

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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