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Winter Recreation

Cross-Country Skiing

Downhill Skiing

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Ice Fishing

Kicksledding

Kicksledding instructions:

Skating

Sledding/Snow Luge

  • There is a toboggan hill south of Hidden Valley Ski Resort on Highway 41.  A picnic shelter and stove are located closeby.
  • Check out our "backyard luge" in front of the Learning Centre (located across from the marina). Bring your own sled or borrow one of our disc toboggans.  Helmets are recommended.  

Fat Biking

  • Fat biking is permitted on all groomed and track-set trails EXCEPT Spring Creek Ski Trail System.
  • Bikes with regular mountain bike tires are not permitted. Tires must be 3.7 inches or wider.  Tire pressure should be 10 psi or lower.
  • Skiers have priority on trails.  Give skiers lots of space to pass, both on hills and flats.

Snowmobiling

  • Snowmobiles are NOT ALLOWED in the park.

Snowshoeing

  • Please avoid trails that are track-set for cross-country skiing - Spring Creek Cross-Country Ski Trail System and Spruce Coulee Trail.
  • There are other trails suitable for snowshoeing.  (Use "snowshoe" as the Search term.)
  • Snowshoe rentals are available at the Visitor Centre or Hidden Valley Ski Resort.

Warm-Up Building

  • The Learning Centre, located across from the marina, is open as a warm-up building on weekends in winter.
  • With washrooms and a half kitchen, this is a great place to get warm or enjoy lunch.  

Winter Camping

  • Winter camping is available at Elkwater and Spruce Coulee campgrounds, and in the backcountry area at Reesor Dock.
  • Please check road conditions prior to your arrival - go to Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park News or phone the Visitor Centre at 403-893-3833. Spruce coulee and Reesor Dock campgrounds may be inaccessible due to road closures.

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