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 including Woodcutters but with the exception of Treeline were groomed and reset overnight. Good to Very good.


Goldstick - Groomed this am and is in good condition for both techniques


Capilano - Groomed Yesterday and is Fast and Firm with very good solid track


Jan 26

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 have been packed and track set for classic and skate skiing as of Thursday, January 23.

Jan 24

Blackfoot Recreation Area

Doug Wiens

Birkie, Park & description

Snowed-in; some skier-set tracks. Grooming planned in time for the Feb 1/2 weekend.


The Park Report is here. Sometimes there is info on the Realtime Grooming Report.

See the Cooking Lake – Blackfoot skiers Facebook page for discussion and 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


Alan Macaulay

Facebook & map

Devon tracks and skate ski area are all freshly set

Jan 24

Drayton Valley

Andy Campbell


See the club’s website or  Facebook page.

Updated by the club


Marsh Hoke


The trails are all groomed and track set today, and conditions are excellent.  World Snow Day activities for kids will be offered Sunday afternoon.  Happy Trails! 

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

Jan 22

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

Ski trails in Grande Cache were set and excellent but we have since gotten +8 and now rain. But we do have possible snow in the forecast.

See the club’s Facebook page.

Jan 24

Grande Prairie

Eric Chislett

Wapiti NSC

Should be an excellent weekend for XC skiing in GP.

See the club’s Facebook page. Conditions are also reported here.

Jan 24


Terry Dodge

Hinton NSC & map

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club


Brent Bouwsema

Lacombe CCSC & maps

Trails in Lacombe are icy with all this above zero weather we've had.

Sometimes more details here and on the Facebook page.

Jan 25

Lac La Biche

Brian Deheer

Park Report & Facebook

See the Facebook page.

Updated by the club

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

Web site & map & description

See the park report, where it says ‘There will NOT be mechanical grooming at Miquelon for the 2019-20 winter season.’ (only skier tracked)

Updated by park staff

Parkland county


Parkland Tourism & description

Chickakoo (map), Tucker's Field, Bunchberry Meadows (map) and Hasse Lake: Updates here.

Updated by park staff


Pigeon Lake

Mike Black

Pigeon Lake NSC & map

Hidden Springs

Trails in the Pigeon Lake Area remain user tracked. PLPP is in fair condition due to heavy traffic….. please remind snowshoers to walk to the side of the packed trail, while Rundle’s is in great shape! Grooming and tracksetting will resume when temps remain below zero.  

More details sometimes posted here.

Jan 25

Red Deer

Don Wales

Red Deer NSC & Area maps

Conditions excellent for classical skiing at Heritage Ranch and Great Chief Park. Winds last night may have caused drifting so trails will be re-groomed Friday morning for the weekend. Conditions good for ski skating at River Bend but classical tracks may be hit and miss.

Jan 2

Rocky Mountain House

Ron Leaf

Info & map

See the club’s Facebook page and twitter link.

Jan 24

St. Albert

Christine Rawlins


See the club's Facebook page.

Updated by the club

St. Paul

Janna Zarowny

Lakeland NSC & description

Upcoming events. There has been a small change in our schedule. The Waxing Social will be on Jan 24th, not the 17th.


Our main trails and the golf course are both groomed and track set! Excellent conditions. Finally we can get out and enjoy some cross country skiing.

Jan 24

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Bjorn Taylor

SWC & trail map & description

See the latest bulletin, the webcam, and the Realtime Grooming Report.

Updated weekly

Tawatinaw Valley


Website, map & description

Jan 24: “The cross country trails were groomed yesterday, they have a good topping of natural snow prior to that. They’re set for classic and skate.”

Conditions sometimes posted on the club website. Try as well the Tawatinaw Valley or ENSC Facebook pages.

Updated by the staff


Vaughn Cooper

Vermilion Nordic & description

See the club’s posting.

Updated by the club




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