Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Calgary is an exhilarating way to get active and enjoy the beauty of our snow-covered landscapes. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing can be done in any park plus there are several dedicated cross-country skiing tracks available in and around Calgary.
Groomed cross country skiing areas in Calgary
If you have any questions regarding cross country-skiing please click on the links to the Ski Clubs below as they are maintained and are trackset by a machine for easier skiing by these clubs.
Ungroomed areas in Calgary
Parks and schoolyards offer cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities, but unless it's immediately after a snowfall, skiable areas can be rough due to competing uses such as pedestrians, dog walkers and cyclists. Some more popular ungroomed areas include:
Outside of Calgary
The following natural areas typically offer good terrain, varied ski trails and optimal snow conditions:
- West Bragg Creek
- Ribbon Creek
- Bearberry Nordic Centre (near Sundre)
- Sandy McNabb (west of Turner Valley)
- Canmore Nordic Centre
- Peter Lougheed Park
- Mt. Shark Trails
- Smith Dorrien
- Chateau Lake Louise
- Emerald Lake/Field Trails
Note: Some ski areas now charge user fees. Please check before you head out.