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Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Ski tracks at Glenmore Park

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

The following cross-country skiing areas in Calgary are trackset by a machine for easier skiing:

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.