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

Gold Bar - Trails have been renovated are in Very Good condition including Woodcutters

Goldstick - Renovated and in Good condition through to Woodcutters. Switchbacks are in Good condition with light snow coverage.

Capilano - Renovated and in Good condition 

Jan 17

Other Edmonton trails

Park Rangers

City Recreation & Facebook

See the Parks & River Valley bulletin. And the SkiLocal FB page.




Sandra Jardine

Area map & description

Athabasca Muskeg Creek trails are in excellent shape. They have a substantial base and have been groomed for skate and classic as of January 5.

Jan 5

Blackfoot Recreation Area

Doug Wiens

Birkie, Park & description

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.

Updated regularly, esp. the FB page


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

Some details are on Facebook All our trails are still fine

Jan 17

Drayton Valley

Andy Campbell


See the club’s Facebook page.

Updated by the club


Marsh Hoke


The Hornbeck Trails are in good to excellent condition today.  Snow is in the forecast for the next two days.  If it amounts to much, the trails will be redone after it stops.

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

Jan 17

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

Trails set at the grande cache golf course and municipal campsite. Excellent conditions. See the club’s Facebook page.

Jan 17

Grande Prairie

Eric Chislett

Wapiti NSC

Excellent ski conditions with most trails set for skating and classical. Biathlon races on parts of trails this weekend. See the club’s Facebook page. Conditions are also reported here.

Jan 11


Terry Dodge

Hinton NSC & map

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club


Brent Bouwsema

Lacombe CCSC & maps

Trails haven't been groomed in a bit but should still be in good condition. Hopefully we can get out there again soon with the coming snow forecast.    More details here and on the Facebook page.

Jan 17

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

Web site & map & description

See the park report.

Updated by park staff

Pigeon Lake

Mike Black

Pigeon Lake NSC & map

Hidden Springs

Trails at Pigeon Lake Provincial Park have been trackset. Conditions are excellent! The Park is truly a 'Winter Wonderland' at the moment what with all the frost and fresh snow! Trails at Rundle’s Mission remain user tracked and are in great shape as well.  More details sometimes posted here.

Jan 19

Red Deer

Don Wales

Red Deer NSC & Area maps

Classical conditions still fair to good on the Heritage Ranch trails but they have not been groomed since Dec. 27. Great Chief park ski loops have been disrupted by some construction and will require a major snowfall to make them operational. River Bend valley bottom trails are good for ski skating and poor to fair for classical with multiple bare sports. Work is being done to prepare for the Canada Winter Games so some trail connections have been interrupted. The upper competitive trails are likely to be thin in place and major snow moving will take place over the next month.

Jan 17

Rocky Mountain House

Ron Leaf

Info & map

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

Updated by the club

St. Albert

Christine Rawlins


See the club's Facebook page.

Updated by the club

St. Paul

Janna Zarowny

Lakeland NSC & desription

Tracks set at golf course and Cooknells and conditions are exceptional.

Jan 17

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Bjorn Taylor

SWC & trail map & description

See the latest bulletin. And the webcam.

Updated weekly

Tawatinaw Valley


Website, map & description

Conditions posted on the club website. And see Friends of Tawatinaw Ski Hill.

Updated by the club


Vaughn Cooper

Vermilion Nordic & description

See the club’s posting.

Updated by the club




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