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 were groomed today and are in Fair condition with some icy or wet areas.


As of today we have suspended grooming in Goldstick and Capilano, as well as woodcutters and the lake loop in Gold Bar. Some decent skate skiing remains along the tree line and out to 50th st.

Mar 21

Other Edmonton trails

Park Rangers

City Recreation & Facebook

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




Sandra Jardine

Area map & description

Skiing at Muskeg Creek trails in Athabasca is done for the season. Looking forward to updating everyone in Winter 2019/2020.


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 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

Devon is done for this year unless we get a big snow. We have removed our signage.

Mar 21

Drayton Valley

Andy Campbell


See the club’s website or  Facebook page.

Updated by the club


Marsh Hoke


The ski season is over at the Hornbeck Trails.  The gate to the parking lot is closed and locked.  There is room for three vehicles off the road in front of the gate, if you want to walk, run or bike on the trails.  See you next ski season!

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

Mar 31

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

We are probably done for the year in Grande Cache. See the club’s Facebook page.

Mar 21

Grande Prairie

Eric Chislett

Wapiti NSC

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

Mar 21


Terry Dodge

Hinton NSC & map

See the club’s web site and Facebook page.

Updated by the club


Brent Bouwsema

Lacombe CCSC & maps

Ski season is pretty much over in Lacombe. The tracks might be skiable but the golf course staff have cleared paths through the trails for maintenance.

We're still hosting our Annual Ski Social at the golf course parking lot on March 31, even if there is no snow! 


Sometimes more details here and on the Facebook page.

Mar 21

Lac La Biche

Brian Deheer

Park Report & Facebook

In Lac La Biche, we still have skiable tracks, but they were very icy even last weekend.  I'm considering it done for the season.

La Biche offers a great winter getaway. There are now winterized cabins available at Sir Winston Churchill park for those who love to engage in the outdoors. 

Mar 21

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

We’re pretty well all done for the  ski season here in the Pigeon Lake Area. Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed, and supported the trails. Have a great summer, and don’t forget….. Rundle’s, Hidden Springs and Pigeon Lake Provincial Park all offer great hiking and biking all summer long.


More details sometimes posted here.

Mar 24

Red Deer

Don Wales

Red Deer NSC & Area maps

Wow! What a difference a week makes. Grooming is done on the Heritage Ranch and GCP trails for this year.  River Bend may still be skiable due to a thick base of manmade snow that was required for the Canada Winter Games. Not sure if any grooming is still taking place though. Have a great spring and summer everyone- from the grooming volunteers in Red Deer.

Mar 21

Rocky Mountain House

Ron Leaf

Info & map

Rocky Mountain House is done. See the club’s Facebook page and twitter link for more.

Mar 21

St. Albert

Christine Rawlins


See the club's Facebook page.

Updated by the club

St. Paul

Janna Zarowny

Lakeland NSC & desription

Still able to do some spring skiing here in St Paul at Cooknells. The Golf course is done for the year. Conditions vary, but overall fantastic!

Mar 21

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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