Nordic Pulse

Thanks to the generous support of the cross-country ski community and Nordiq Alberta, the following Nordic Pulse trail reports are being tracked for the 2021/22 ski season.

During the 2020/2021 winter season, funds from the sale of parking passes and public donations enabled Nordiq Alberta to reimburse Alberta Environment and Parks for the cost of ski trail grooming and to obtain a modest fund to sustain and enhance local ski trails. This fund was accessed to provide Nordic Pulse trails reports for areas listed below for one year.

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Intermediate
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Allison-Chinook Provincial Park

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
Jan 20, 2022
Upper trails groomed out and track set today with good snow conditions.
Jan 21, 3:45 AM
Total Trails: 31.18 km
12.11km
39%
19.07km
61%
Easy
Intermediate

Aspen Beach Provincial Park

Gull Lake, Alberta
Total Trails: 9.31 km
9.31km
100%
Easy

Beauvais Lake Trails

Beauvais Lake, Alberta
Total Trails: 16.29 km
6.81km
42%
3.81km
23%
5.67km
35%
Easy
Intermediate
Advanced
Jan 18, 2022
Conditions Update: the snow coverage is still decent with grass showing in places. The trails are icy as it cools overnight and soften somewhat if it gets warm. As the snow continues to melt over the weekend there is a possibility that gravel and pavement will start to become a hazard in places. Ski with caution and only if you are comfortable with variable/icy conditions. The hills on the green loop have taken the biggest hit and they won’t be groomed until we get more snow. The blue and lower green are likely the best shape as they see less sun. The driving range is also in good shape. Do your best snow dance!
Jan 21, 1:56 PM
Total Trails: 8.09 km
6.22km
77%
1.87km
23%
Easy
Intermediate

Canmore Nordic Centre

Canmore, Alberta
Jan 22, 2022
Fantastic conditions on trails early this morning! Fresh grooming and track setting throughout the site. High of 7*C forecasted today. Expect conditions to soften up as the temperatures rise. Enjoy!
Jan 22, 4:12 PM
Total Trails: 65.87 km
11.62km
18%
25.83km
39%
28.42km
43%
Easy
Intermediate
Advanced

Cooking Lake - Blackfoot

Strathcona County, Alberta
Jan 21, 2022
Total Trails: 135.6 km
135.6km
100%
Easy

Crimson Lake Provincial Park

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Total Trails: 15.17 km
15.17km
100%
Easy

Cypress Hills

Elkwater, Alberta
Jan 20, 2022
Spring Creek Trails were roller packed today. Due to the lack of snow, conditions should be considered poor. There are some areas with adequate snow but many areas have little to no coverage. There is a tree down on Ressler Trail just north of the dam. It is on the west side of the trail and is partially blocking the trail. Please use caution on all trails as natural hazards exist throughout.
Jan 20, 6:38 PM
Total Trails: 43.89 km
0.03km
60%
0.01km
14%
0.01km
25%
Easy
Intermediate
Advanced
Total Trails: 4.45 km
4.45km
100%
Intermediate
Jan 23, 2022
The temperatures did rise throughout the night into the plus side, leaving us with softer track and trails. Here’s a summary from last nights grooming: Goldbar: Lake Loop, tree line, and Hadhirgaan (50 Street), Woodcutters groomed for skate. Classic track reset in most areas as needed Teaching grids in place and in good shape with light fresh snow in them. Goldstick: Creek Crossing and Creek Crossing loop groomed for skate with existing classic tracks in place. South loop groomed for skate and classic tracks re-set. Soccer field teaching grid re-set. Capilano: Groomed for skate with classic tracks. Please note that in general conditions are softer today, with shallower classic tracks in places and some icy patches. Happy trails from your Edmonton Nordic Grooming Team
Jan 22, 1:33 PM
Total Trails: 12.85 km
4.05km
32%
2.93km
23%
5.87km
46%
Easy
Intermediate
Advanced

Mt Shark

Spray Lakes, Alberta
Jan 21, 2022
Thursday’s grooming at Mt Shark saw some brief but heavy snow after dark, with about a cm falling on some of the earlier grooming. At midnight it had stopped snowing for a few hours, and the sky was partly cloudy. Visit the Alberta Parks Mt Shark trail report for details regarding general conditions and individual trails by clicking the computer desktop icon top right.
Jan 21, 8:38 AM
Total Trails: 24.63 km
6.62km
27%
18km
73%
Easy
Intermediate

Pembina Nordic Ski Club

Drayton Valley, Alberta
Jan 20, 2022
All trails were groomed and trackset on Jan. 19. Excellent skiing on all trails.
Jan 20, 9:19 PM
Total Trails: 16.24 km
5.02km
31%
9.37km
58%
1.84km
11%
Easy
Intermediate
Advanced
Jan 22, 2022
Friday night grooming took place from the north end under a clear sky, with no significant new since last Tuesday. On Tuesday night 5 to 10 cm’s of new snow fell, and this accumulation will be on trails groomed before Wednesday. Visit the Peter Lougheed trail report for details regarding general conditions and specific trails by clicking the computer desktop icon top right.
Jan 22, 9:55 AM
Total Trails: 78.23 km
31.64km
40%
29.47km
38%
17.11km
22%
Easy
Intermediate
Advanced

Ptarmigan Nordic Ski Club

Fort McMurray, Alberta
Jan 20, 2022
Total Trails: 31.08 km
16.42km
53%
12.31km
40%
Easy
Intermediate

Ribbon Creek

Kananaskis, Alberta
Jan 21, 2022
Bill Milne, wedge connector, and Evan Thomas trails groomed and track set Thursday evening. Temperatures ranged from 0° to -4° With a light snow falling during the first half of the night. Northern most end of Bill Milne was not track set and may be icy with some exposed hazards. Conditions improve the further south you ski with snow at wedge connector being very good. An ice flow still exists on Bill Milne between the golf course and the Kananskis river, as well as on lower Skogan trails opposite the Nakiska maintenance yard. **ski with care** Click the computer icon above to find more information about trails throughout Alberta Parks Kananaskis Valley.
Jan 21, 7:47 AM
Total Trails: 55.16 km
23.58km
43%
24.97km
45%
6.62km
12%
Easy
Intermediate
Advanced

Sandy McNabb

Kananaskis, Alberta
Dec 31, 2021
Trails on the south side of the Highway have been groomed, snow conditions are marginal so no tracksetting has occurred, watch for debris on trails
Dec 29, 1:24 AM
Total Trails: 35.08 km
0.03km
86%
0km
13%
Easy
Intermediate

St. Paul Golf Course

St. Paul, Alberta
The Lakeland cross country ski club has just completed grooming and track setting on the front 9 of the St. Paul Golf Course. Our snow base is excellent as are trails. The fresh snow was welcome after the freezing rain.
Jan 22, 11:10 PM
Total Trails: 10.47 km
10.47km
100%
Easy

Syncline Cross Country Ski Area

Castle Provincial Park, Alberta
Total Trails: 20.3 km
10.05km
49%
10.26km
51%
Easy
Intermediate

West Bragg Creek

Bragg Creek, Alberta
Jan 22, 2022
Welcome to Chinook country (again). Warm temperatures have once again settled on WBC. Trails are holding up but expect some icy and thin patches, fast tracks and slick down hills.There are freshly set tracks on Mountain road, Moose Loop and Mountain view west and fresh Reno’s on the core inner trails. It’s like spring again…. Have fun!
Jan 22, 6:34 AM
Total Trails: 56.93 km
6.2km
11%
34.88km
61%
15.84km
28%
Easy
Intermediate
Advanced
Trails groomed and tracked this morning. Goodbye to the ice. New snow makes conditions excellent.
Jan 22, 9:01 PM
Total Trails: 11.01 km
9.62km
87%
1.39km
13%
Easy
Intermediate