Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Kananaskis Valley

Updated: January 26, 2023

Updated: January 26, 2023 | Print Report

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself.

    Notes:

    • Be wildlife aware! Practice wildlife safety. Travel in groups, make noise on the trail, and keep pets on leash. Carrying bear spray and knowing how to use it is highly recommended.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees, washouts and missing bridges. Route-finding may be necessary. Please report any downed trees on the trails.
    • Be sure not to overestimate your ability when planning your trip: Humility can be a life saver. Plan for rapidly changing conditions and bring extra socks.
    • Dogs are permitted on leash on groomed cross country ski trails in the Kananaskis Valley / Ribbon Creek trail system.

Live Grooming Report

Maps

Village Pond and Skating Rink

Open

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Status Keywords
Aspen
Groomed: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Aspen-Terrace Long Loop E-bike Pilot Project
January 17th - firm and icy, with potential rough spots
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Aspen-Terrace Short Loop E-bike Pilot Project
January 17th - firm and icy, with potential rough spots
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Baldy Pass
Hiking Fat Biking Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Bill Milne E-bike Pilot Project
Jan 13th - Bare spots have emerged on the north section of Bill Milne and this section of trail is not recommended. There are also tire tracks on this trail from an attempt to bring in snow. South of the golf course conditions improve with no marks on grooming.
Groomed: Jan 19
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking E-bike Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Coal Mine
Shared trail with all winter users. All uphill traffic should stay to the right.
Groomed: Jan 06
Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking Open Fat Biking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Evan-Thomas Fire Road
Trail is icy with low snow and not recommended for skiing. Trail is shared with hikers. Hikers please respect track set for cross-country skiing and do not walk on track. Bridge washed out over Evan-Thomas Creek.
Groomed: Dec 29
Hiking Horseback Riding - Equestrian (Winter) Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking Warning Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding (Winter),Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Hay Meadow
Jan 13 - not groomed and not recommended for cross country skiing due to thin, compacted snow pack
Hiking Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking (Winter),Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Hidden
Groomed: Jan 11
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
High Level
Groomed: Jan 11 Track Set: Jan 11
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Kananaskis Integrated Forestry Interpretive
Hiking Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Kovach
Groomed: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Link E-bike Pilot Project
Shared trail by all winter users. Non-skiers must stay off set tracks.
Groomed: Jan 06
Hiking Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking E-bike Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Mine Meadow
January 17th - firm and icy, with potential rough spots
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Prairie View
Hiking Fat Biking Open Biking/Cycling,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Ribbon Creek
Due to freeze / thaw conditions, rocks are falling of the side slope onto the trail on the switch back hill portion of Ribbon Creek trail, with the potential for larger rocks to come loose.  A large rock pulled out of the side hill on half way down the switch back hill and is resting on the trail.  Trail conditions are icy as well, and is not recommended for skiing right now.   
Cross Country Skiing Warning Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Ribbon Creek Snowshoe E-bike Pilot Project
January 17th - firm and icy, with potential rough spots
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Ruthie's
Jan 13 - not groomed and not recommended for cross country skiing due to thin, compacted snow pack
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Shinrin E-bike Pilot Project
January 17th - firm and icy, with potential rough spots
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Skogan Pass Loop
Skogan Pass Trail, Centennial Ridge, Wind Ridge and surrounding area - Cougar Warning
Groomed: Jan 11
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Skogan Pass Lower
Expect icy conditions with growing ice flows and emerging bare spots on the lower portion of Skogan Pass. Not recommended for skiing at the moment. Skogan Pass Trail, Centennial Ridge, Wind Ridge and surrounding area - Cougar Warning  
Groomed: Jan 11
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Skogan Pass Upper
Expect icy conditions with growing ice flows and emerging bare spots on the lower portion of Skogan Pass. Not recommended for skiing at the moment. Skogan Pass Trail, Centennial Ridge, Wind Ridge and surrounding area - Cougar Warning
Groomed: Jan 11
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Stoney E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Studless E-bike Pilot Project
January 17th - firm and icy, with potential rough spots
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Sunburst
Groomed: Jan 11
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Terrace Link E-bike Pilot Project
Groomed: Jan 17 Track Set: Jan 17
Hiking Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking E-bike Open E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Terrace North E-bike Pilot Project
Only the lower 100 meters of trail is shared with other winter users.     
Groomed: Jan 20
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking E-bike Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Troll Falls E-bike Pilot Project
Icy conditions. Ice cleats / micro spikes required.
Hiking Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking Snowshoeing E-bike Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Skiing,Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike Duane
Upper Troll Falls
Icy conditions. Ice cleats / micro spikes required.
Hiking Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Duane
Village Rim E-bike Pilot Project
Hiking Fat Biking E-bike Open Biking/Cycling,E-bikes,Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter) Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat ebike, Electric Bike
Village Snowshoe Loop
January 17th - firm and icy, with potential rough spots
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Wasootch Creek
Hiking Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter)
Wedge Connector
Warning: no bridge exists across Evan Thomas creek on Wedge Connector trail.   
Groomed: Jan 19
Hiking Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Fat Biking Warning Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat