Kananaskis Country

Peter Lougheed Trail Report

Updated: February 15, 2019

Updated: February 15, 2019 | Print Report

Expect the snow pack to be deeper at higher elevations and well packed at trail heads dependent on crowds. The southern part of the trail system (near Elk Pass) has been consistently better this season than the northern portion (Pocaterra) for coverage and overall snow fall.  Expect popular trails to be packed down, ice cleats may be necessary.

    Annual Road Closures:

    1. Highway 40: Closed from December 1 until June 14, 2019.

    Notes:

    1. Cross Country Ski Report for Peter Lougheed.
    2. Check for avalanche information on the Avalanche Canada website. Pack appropriately for changing conditions, including traction devices/hiking poles, and don't forget to dress in layers!
    3. Be wildlife aware! Traveling in groups, making noise on trail, keeping pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
    4. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and snow/ice on trail.

    Snow Depths:

    As of February 15:

    • Mud Lake - 98 cm
    • Burstall Pass - 154 cm

Maps

Live Grooming Report

Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
Amos
Open
Blueberry Hill
Open
Boulton Creek
Open
Braille
Open
Canyon Snowshoe
Open
Chester Lake
    Snowshoers and Winter Hikers should use the Chester Lake Snowshoe Trail.
Open
Chester Lake Snowshoe
Open
Come Along
Open
Elk Pass
Open
Elk Pass Snowshoe
    • The Elk Pass Snowshoe Trail starts at the south end of Elk Pass Day Use and parking lot
Open
Elkwood Loop Snowshoe
Open
Fox Creek
Open
Frost Heave Snowshoe
Open
Frozen Toad Loop Snowshoe
    Limited directional signage
Warning
Graupel Snowshoe
Open
High Rockies
    • Trail is open and much of the directional signage is in place, with gaps in the Chester/Sawmill area
    • Between Nov. 1 and May 1 the trail is closed through the Buller Slide Path due to Highway Avalanche Control
    • Blackshale Bridge, south of Sawmill Day Use, is closed. Please note that there is a 1.0 km bypass trail around the bridge closure.
Warning
Hogarth Lakes Loop Snowshoe
Open
Hydroline
Open
Lodgepole
Open
Lookout
Open
Lower Lake Group Camp
Open
Lower Lake Snowshoe
Open
Lynx
Open
Marsh Loop Snowshoe
Open
Meadow
Open
Moraine
Open
Packers
Open
Patterson
Open
Penstock Loop Snowshoe
Open
Pocaterra
Open
Pocaterra Training Grid
Open
Rolly Road
Open
Rolly Road Training Grid
Open
Sawmill Loop Snowshoe
Open
Sinclair
Open
Snowdrift Snowshoe
Open
South Sawmill Loop
    Limited directional signage 
Warning
Spruce Road
Open
Tailwater Snowshoe
    Directional signage is currently limited
Warning
Torpor Loop
    Limited directional signage
Warning
Tyrwhitt
Open
Upper Lake Connector
Open
Wheeler
Open
Whiskey Jack
Open
William Watson Lodge Access
Open
William Watson Lodge Connector
Wintour Snowshoe
Open
Woolley
Open