Canmore Nordic Centre

Canmore, Alberta
Dec 5, 2022

Banff Trail now open between Junction #1 to #5, snowmaking occurring between J# 5 to 7.  Please use Banff loop to access meadow and other natural snow trails.

Groomers may be present on natural snow trails throughout the day, please ski with caution. Please see temporary signs are out on Meadowview and Olympic junctions as well as at junction 19 for best routes.

Warming Hut is now OPEN

Dec 4, 3:04 PM
Last Groomed Dec 5, 1:53 PM
31.55km
48%
9.24km
14%
1-3 Days Ago
4-6 Days Ago
Total Trails: 65.39 km

Conditions improving with fresh snow. Classic track reset in most areas, but there isn't quite enough snow depth for it to set up nice.  Boat launch area still closed and there is some construction happening on well site in the upper trails so watch for closures there.

Nov 30, 6:17 PM
Last Groomed Dec 4, 6:41 PM
13.22km
93%
1-3 Days Ago
Total Trails: 14.24 km

West Bragg Creek

Bragg Creek, Alberta
Dec 4, 2022

It's the skison. The system is reset. The best tracks are to be found on moose, MVW, and IS/E watch out for dirt spots everywhere especially on the downhills. The core should be in great shape for skate skiing, the tracks are alright. 

Dec 3, 1:51 AM
Last Groomed Dec 4, 5:54 PM
32.92km
58%
9.92km
17%
14.08km
25%
1-3 Days Ago
4-6 Days Ago
14+ Days Ago
Last TrackSet
27.19km
48%
11.35km
20%
11.83km
21%
1-3 Days Ago
4-6 Days Ago
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 56.93 km

Strathcona Wilderness

Strathcona County, Alberta
Dec 4, 2022

Fresh tracks have been set everywhere and skate lanes are good to go 

so this weekend should be some great skiing 

 

Dec 2, 9:27 PM
Last Groomed Dec 4, 4:43 PM
9.77km
65%
3.25km
22%
1-3 Days Ago
4-6 Days Ago
Total Trails: 15.11 km
Dec 4, 2022

The skate lanes are in good shape throughout Goldbar/Capilano and Goldstick trails.

The new snow has bonded well to the existing base allowing for strong push off and glide with out the snow giving away or sliding.

There are a few thin sections, especially the wind-blown areas, where there is a little grass peeking through, but not enough to affect your skiing.

Caution advised: likely some thin spots in wind and sun exposed areas.

We have been able to add a classic track in: Capilano, Goldbar (Woodcutters, Hadhirgaan, select areas of the lake/tree line areas), creekcrossing). In Goldstick (switchbacks, south-loop) classical skiing is skier tracked only on the packed base.

Happy trails from your Edmonton Nordic Grooming Team

Grooming report

Dec 4, 1:29 PM
Last Groomed Dec 4, 7:30 AM
9.92km
78%
2.86km
22%
1-3 Days Ago
4-6 Days Ago
Total Trails: 12.78 km

Camrose Ski Club

Camrose, Alberta
Dec 3, 2022

Beautiful conditions...enjoy! 

Dec 3, 6:47 PM
Last Groomed Dec 3, 6:38 PM
19.86km
101%
1-3 Days Ago
Last TrackSet
18.07km
92%
1-3 Days Ago
Total Trails: 19.66 km

Allison-Chinook Provincial Park

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
Dec 3, 2022

Grooming report

Construction is complete and grooming has begun.  The Mainline road is now closed to vehicle traffic.   All trails have been packed and will need additional work after this recent snowfall.  As of November 30, lower trails still have early season hazards so use caution on those trails.  Upper trails have good coverage but will need more packing before track setting can be done.

It's cold out there so if you go dress warmly and have fun.

Dec 1, 2:53 PM
Last Groomed Dec 3, 2:41 AM
24.19km
79%
1-3 Days Ago
Total Trails: 30.73 km
Dec 2, 2022

All grooming done on Dec 2nd was with the snowcat and groomed only with no tracksetting.  These trails are now much flatter but the base at low elevations is very thin and many early season hazards still exist.  
Snow conditions are good at high elevations for early season and thin out as elevation is lost. Generally, expect early season conditions with many natural hazards such as uneven surfaces, rocks, brush, and possible open water or ice in places, with Packers deserving special mention as it needs the most snow to cover the hazards, especially if descending. 

Visit the Peter Lougheed trail report for general conditions and specific trails by clicking the computer desktop icon at the top-right. 

Dec 3, 1:21 AM
Last Groomed Dec 2, 11:59 PM
28.07km
36%
38.02km
49%
11.24km
14%
1-3 Days Ago
4-6 Days Ago
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 78.23 km
Dec 2, 2022

The rest of the blue trail and the hills on the green trail were groomed on Thursday night.  The green hills are very thin in places as is the blue trail close to 19th St.  No trackset was done as base is too hard in thin in many places.  

Dec 2: yellow and purple trails were groomed but no trackset as not enough snow.  Trail is rough and thin in places as it lost more snow during the last Chinook.  Best skiing is on Blue, lower green and driving range.  

Dec 2, 5:48 AM
Last Groomed Dec 2, 9:47 PM
2.5km
32%
4.68km
59%
1-3 Days Ago
4-6 Days Ago
Last TrackSet
3.93km
50%
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 7.92 km

Ribbon Creek

Kananaskis, Alberta
Dec 2, 2022

Dec 2nd- Bill Milne, Wedge Connector, and Evan Thomas groomed and trackset after 12 to 18 cm new snow. Snow pack is still quite shallow on these trails so hazards such as uneven terrain, rocks, and particularly brush may exist. But conditions are quite good for this time of year and it's warming up!

Dec 1st- Skogan Pass trails and Coal Mine groomed and trackset today after 13 to 30 cms new snow fell since last grooming. Conditions are good, especially higher up, with the potential of some early season hazards still on lower elevation trails. A short section on Hay Meadows trail is rough due to an old ice flow. Expect a couple cms new snow on yesterday's grooming.

Nov 30th- Kananaskis Village trails and Ribbon Creek groomed and trackset this evening after 12 to 20 cm new snow. Temperature around -20. Conditions are quite  good for the last day of November, but some early season hazards such as brush and uneven terrain may exist on trails, particularly on lower elevation trails and Ribbon Creek, which may still have some rocks hidden as well on the switch back hill. Also a very large rock is on the trail half way down this hill.

Ski with caution and click the computer icon above to link to the Alberta Parks Kananaskis Valley webpage. 

Dec 1, 3:58 AM
Last Groomed Dec 2, 9:06 PM
15.8km
29%
39.27km
71%
1-3 Days Ago
4-6 Days Ago
Total Trails: 55.22 km

Cypress Hills

Elkwater, Alberta
Dec 2, 2022

Spruce Coulee, Highline, and Ridgetop Trails were all packed and groomed today.  Conditions are fair to good with some bare and thin sections throughout, especially on the Highline- Ridgetop connector.  Natural hazards exist throughout.  Caution is advised

Dec 2, 7:50 PM
Last Groomed Dec 2, 7:07 PM
10.56km
24%
25.81km
58%
1-3 Days Ago
4-6 Days Ago
Total Trails: 44.76 km

Cooking Lake - Blackfoot

Strathcona County, Alberta
Dec 2, 2022
Last Groomed Dec 2, 4:02 PM
24.04km
18%
81.35km
60%
4-6 Days Ago
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 135.66 km
Nov 20, 2022

Marginal skiing conditions exist with many hazards under the new dusting of snow.  Skiing is not recommended.   The new dusting of snow is on top of the Chinook glaze crust, rocks, asphalt, fallen tree branches, grass.....skiing elsewhere (like in the mountains)  is a good idea, or do an alternative activity!

We will update when there is more snow.....fingers crossed it comes soonish!

Dec 3, 6:05 AM
Last Groomed Nov 20, 4:35 AM
6.43km
100%
14+ Days Ago
Last TrackSet
Total Trails: 6.43 km

Mt Shark

Spray Lakes, Alberta
Nov 10, 2022

Most trails at Mt Shark were snowmobile rolled on Nov 30th and Dec 1st, the exceptions being the biathlon area including Orion, and the helipad access. If everything goes according to plan, uncluding a little more snow accumulation, the snowcat should be able to get on at least some of the trails next week. All trails have a fairly thin base and many natural early season hazards exist such as uneven surfaces, exposed brush, possible rocks and possible open water or ice. Caution is advised!

Visit the Alberta Parks Mt Shark trail report for details regarding general conditions and individual trails by clicking the computer desktop icon top right.

Dec 2, 2:04 AM
Last Groomed Nov 10, 2:40 AM
24.82km
100%
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 24.92 km

Tawatinaw Valley

Tawatinaw, Alberta
Mar 26, 2022

Trails are currently being rolled but will have to wait for cooler temps to ski on the skinny layer of snow. Be careful for early season hazards. 

Nov 21, 10:41 PM
Last Groomed Mar 26, 6:53 PM
14.63km
98%
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 14.97 km

Muriel Lake M.D. Park

Bonnyville, Alberta
Mar 16, 2022

Trails are groomed and tracked. They are in alright condition for the condition of the base

Mar 9, 11:54 PM
Last Groomed Mar 16, 3:58 PM
14.73km
133%
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 11.07 km

Sandy McNabb

Kananaskis, Alberta
Mar 11, 2022

Skiing is done for the year, see you next year!

 

Apr 3, 9:39 PM
Last Groomed Mar 11, 1:07 AM
33.56km
96%
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 35.08 km

Ptarmigan Nordic Ski Club

Fort McMurray, Alberta
Mar 8, 2022
Last Groomed Mar 8, 8:10 PM
20.94km
67%
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 31.08 km
Feb 26, 2022

We attempted grooming but it was too warm. With a layer of wet new snow, our groomers just plowed instead of packed it down. We will be experiencing warm weather for the next several days. We will have to wait until it cools down before we can try again. 

Mar 18, 3:31 AM
Last Groomed Feb 26, 12:39 AM
20.3km
100%
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 20.3 km

Pembina Nordic Ski Club

Drayton Valley, Alberta
Jan 28, 2022
All trails were groomed and trackset on Jan. 19. Excellent skiing on all trails.
Jan 20, 9:19 PM
Last Groomed Jan 28, 7:23 PM
16.24km
100%
14+ Days Ago
Total Trails: 16.24 km

Aspen Beach Provincial Park

Gull Lake, Alberta
Total Trails: 9.31 km

Beauvais Lake Trails

Beauvais Lake, Alberta
Total Trails: 16.29 km

Crimson Lake Provincial Park

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Total Trails: 15.17 km

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

Miquelon Lake, Alberta
Total Trails: 12.27 km

Pigeon Lake Provincial Park

Pigeon Lake, Alberta
Total Trails: 8.08 km
Total Trails: 4.45 km

Trails all groomed and tracked. Road and campground in good condition. Field is only fair and already drifting in. Road to parking lot has not yet been plowed but is passable. Watch for deer and moose. Have a great ski.

Dec 3, 8:10 PM
Total Trails: 11.87 km

St. Paul Golf Course

St. Paul, Alberta

Ski areas are currently being identified for grooming. Please do not ski at the present time since areas have not be plotted or track set for skiing.

Nov 12, 5:31 PM
Total Trails: 10.78 km

Vermillion Nordic

Vermillion, Alberta
Total Trails: 11.03 km