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Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

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.


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Cross Country Skiing

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<div class="ExternalClass919D4F6A36AE47A2AF3D2E7F5A86B98F"><p>​Sites that are maintained by Ski Clubs Groomed cross country areas are maintained and are trackset by a machine for easier skiing by these clubs. For more information about these sites, visit the website of the club that is doing the maintenance.</p> <ul><li><a href="/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Golf-courses/Shaganappi-Point.aspx" target="_blank">Shaganappi Point Golf Course</a> - maintained by <a href="http://www.calgaryskiclub.org/" target="_blank">Calgary Ski Club</a> volunteers.</li> <li><a href="/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Golf-courses/Confederation-Park.aspx" target="_blank">Confederation Golf Course</a> - maintained by <a title="Foothills Nordic Ski Club" href="http://foothillsnordic.ca/" target="_blank">Foothills Nordic Ski Club</a> volunteers. </li> <li><a href="/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/NW-parks/Canmore-Park.aspx" target="_blank">Canmore Park</a> - <a href="http://foothillsnordic.ca/" target="_blank">Foothills Nordic Ski Club</a>, in partnership with The City is exploring the opportunity to provide cross country skiing. More details to follow. </li> <li><a href="/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Golf-courses/Maple-Ridge.aspx" target="_blank">Maple Ridge Golf Course</a> - maintained by Calgary Parks. Typically trackset on Tuesdays.</li> <li><a href="/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/SW-parks/South-Glenmore-Park.aspx" target="_blank">South Glenmore Park</a> - maintained by Calgary Parks. Typically trackset on Wednesdays.</li> <li><a href="/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/NW-parks/Bowness-Park.aspx" target="_blank">Bowness Park</a> - maintained by Calgary Parks.</li></ul> </div>

  • Groomed areas
  • Groomed areas

    ​Sites that are maintained by Ski Clubs Groomed cross country areas are maintained and are trackset by a machine for easier skiing by these clubs. For more information about these sites, visit the website of the club that is doing the maintenance.

  • Ungroomed areas
  • Ungroomed areas

  • Outside Calgary
  • Outside Calgary

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    ​We ask that only skiers use the trail. Snow shoeing and dog walkers generally trample down the track. We ask that walkers use pathways.

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    ​Track setting starts when there is sufficient snow and ends when temperatures are too warm to keep snow where it is needed for the track. Hours of operation are park hours. View the park’s webpage for hours.

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    ​All City of Calgary parks are free of charge. Other ski areas may charge user fees. View park’s webpage to check before you head out.

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    ​Dogs are not allowed on golf courses. In other parks they must be on a leash at all times.

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