Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Mount Shark

Updated: February 28, 2024

Updated: February 28, 2024 | Print Report

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

    Notes:

    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Walking, snowshoeing, and fat biking are not permitted on Mt. Shark ski trails - these activities are permitted on the snowshoe trails.
    • Dogs are permitted on-leash on Mt. Shark ski trails.
    • Bears and other Wildlife in the region are active. 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. Please report any downed trees on the trails.

    Snow Depths:

    Mud Lake: 86cm

    Burstall Pass: 127cm

Live Grooming Report

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
Biathlon Range Area
The inside of the range was not groomed, but there was no fresh snow. 
Groomed: Feb 23
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Draco
Groomed: Feb 23 Track Set: Feb 23
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 0.8 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Hercules
There are some exposed rocks and or dirt at the usual tight corner about half way around, as well as on the cut off below, some brush, and a little exposed ground throughout.
Groomed: Feb 22 Track Set: Feb 22
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 5.4 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Mass Start Area
Six sets of tracks.
Groomed: Feb 15 Track Set: Feb 15
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Mount Shark Helipad Access
Groomed: Feb 22 Track Set: Feb 22
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Orion
Groomed: Feb 23 Track Set: Feb 23
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 2.1 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Pegasus
Lots of small rocks and some exposed ground at the top of and the first section of the first steep downhill (above the picnic table).
Groomed: Feb 22 Track Set: Feb 22
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 2.8 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Ursa Major
The steepest ups and downs with the thinnest base and highest likelihood of uneven surfaces and exposed dirt or rocks.
Groomed: Feb 15 Track Set: Feb 15
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 3.1 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Virgo
Groomed: Feb 22 Track Set: Feb 22
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 2.8 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Watridge Lake
Tracks are thin and down to ice in a few areas.
Groomed: Feb 15 Track Set: Feb 15
Hiking Cross Country Skiing Skijoring Snowshoeing 3.7 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking (Winter),Skiing,Skijoring,Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane