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

Gold bar including woodcutters and Capilano have been reset and are in good condition for skate and classic.

Mar 24

Other Edmonton trails

Park Rangers

City Recreation

See the Parks & River Valley bulletin.

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OUTSIDE EDMONTON

Athabasca

Sandra Jardine

Area map & description

Grooming has concluded for the Muskeg Creek trails this season. Thanks to everyone who supported our ski season.

Mar 22

Blackfoot Recreation Area

Doug Wiens

Birkie, Park & description

With last night’s skiff of new snow in the tracks, the Waskehegan/Islet/Central network is delightful. The most recent – and overly pessimistic - 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.

Apr 8

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

Updates here, map here.

Updated by park staff

Devon

Alan MaCaulay

Devon NSC & Facebook & map

Some details are on Facebook.

Apr 1

Drayton Valley

Andy Campbell

description

See the club’s Facebook page.

Updated by the club

Edson

Marsh Hoke

description

After a long spell of good spring skiing, the meltdown has finally arrived.  The gate to the parking lot at the Hornbeck Trails is closed and locked.  There is room for 3 or 4 vehicles to park outside the gate off the road.  The trails are still snow/ice covered, and skiing will still be possible for a little while longer.  No more grooming is planned until next season. 

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

Apr 8

Fort McMurray

Facebook

Ptarmigan NSC

See the club’s web site and (better) the 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

Grande Cache

Denis Grenier

Smoky River Nordic

Once again, after our fresh dump of snow, our dedicated groomers were out on the weekend and set all tracks both in town and out at Pierre Greys! Conditions are great so get out there and enjoy if you can! Happy Skiing! See the club’s Facebook page.

Apr 1

Grande Prairie

Eric Chislett

Wapiti NSC

Lots of snow. Groomed daily. Sometimes track-set.

See the club’s Facebook page.

Mar 28

Hinton

Terry Dodge

Hinton NSC & map

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club

Lacombe

Brent Bouwsema

Lacombe CCSC & maps

Trails are in good spring condition. There are some bare spots but those can be avoided for those wanting to extend their season. Details here and on the Facebook page.

Apr 9

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

Brrrr….. It’s darn cold here at Battle Lake….. 15 below! Nevertheless, x-country skiing conditions in the Pigeon/Battle Lake area are excellent. Trails at PLPP have been groomed/trackset, Rundle’s and Hidden Springs remain very skiable with a light dusting of fresh snow on groomed trails. Shaping up to be a stellar weekend of fun on the snow with rising temps in the forecast. Tuesday could be the deal-breaker though with temps in the upper single digits. Could be the end of it all, so let’s get out there and milk it for all it’s worth while we can!  Details here.

Apr 5

Red Deer

Don Wales

Red Deer NSC & Area maps

Believe it or not the classical ski conditions have been good at Great Chief Park and Heritage Ranch and, with a skiff of snow in the icy but well-formed tracks, we should be skiing here for the next 3 or 4 days until the temperatures get above zero in the daytime.  River Bend stopped grooming a week ago. A skied in track remains around the perimeter of Barrett Park in the downtown.

Apr 7

Rocky Mountain House

Ron Leaf

Info & map

Trails are glazed or ice. Trail maintenance in done for the season. See the club’s Facebook page and twitter link for more news.

Mar 22

St. Albert

Christine Rawlins

Stanski & description

See the club's Facebook page.

Updated by the club

St. Paul

Janna Zarowny

Lakeland NSC & desription

Hello fellow skiers. The tracks were set on Sunday. With this weather, get out and enjoy! 

Happy skiing J

Apr 3

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Bjorn Taylor

SWC & trail map & description

See the latest bulletin. And the webcam.

Updated weekly

Tawatinaw Valley

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PVSR &  map & description

Was groomed Monday conditions excellent. Please don’t skate ski if it's soft. They probably got 4 cm last night.

Apr 11

Vermilion

Vaughn Cooper

Vermilion Nordic & description

See the club’s posting.

Updated by the club

 

 

 

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