Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Peter Lougheed

Updated: January 25, 2021

Updated: January 25, 2021 | Print Report

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Visitors are asked to purchase a day or season parking pass from Nordiq Alberta to use the trails. Revenue from the sales will cover the costs of trail grooming and maintenance. It’s $10 for a day pass or $50 for the season. More information...

Purchase Your Ski Pass

    Annual Road Closures:

    Highway 40 between Highwood Junction and Peter Lougheed Facility Zone closed December 1 to June 14, inclusive.

    Notes:

    1. Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    2. Dogs are NOT PERMITTED on Peter Lougheed Cross Country Ski Trails.
    3. Vault Toilets are open, however visitors should plan to bring their own sanitary supplies, including paper and sanitizer.
    4. 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.

     

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities Status Keywords
Amos
Groomed: Jan 17 Track Set: Jan 17
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Blueberry Hill
Groomed: Jan 20 Track Set: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Boulton Creek
Groomed Only. Surface is a bit rough/uneven in some areas, especially on hills and corners. Some tree debris mixed into tread.
Groomed: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Braille
Groomed: Jan 20 Track Set: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Canyon Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Chester Lake
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Chester Lake Snowshoe
Hiking Snowshoeing Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing
Come Along
The ice flow south of the group camp is covered, but may surface at some point.
Groomed: Jan 22 Track Set: Jan 22
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Elk Pass
   
Groomed: Jan 21 Track Set: Jan 21
Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Elk Pass Snowshoe
The Elk Pass Snowshoe Trail starts at the south end of Elk Pass Day Use and parking lot
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Elkwood Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Fox Creek
Groomed Only. Surface is a bit rough/uneven in some areas, especially on hills and corners. Some tree debris mixed into tread.
Groomed: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Frost Heave Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Frozen Toad Loop Snowshoe
WARNING: Limited directional signage.
Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Graupel Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
High Rockies
  1. The trail is closed through the Buller Slide Path Between Nov. 1 and May 1 due to Highway Avalanche Control.
  2. Blackshale Bridge is closed in winter. The bypass trail remains opens.

Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Partially Closed Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Hogarth Lakes Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Hydroline
Caution is advised as the steep hill at the north end of Hydroline is shared with the Elk Pass Snowshoe Trail.  
Groomed: Jan 18 Track Set: Jan 18
Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lodgepole
Groomed: Jan 20 Track Set: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lookout
Always use extra caution on Lookout, particularly the steep south side.  
Groomed: Jan 18 Track Set: Jan 18
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lower Lake Group Camp
As of Jan 24th there was no new snow on the last grooming; much of this trail is in the open but there is likely a little debris in treed areas.
Groomed: Jan 17 Track Set: Jan 17
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Lower Lake Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Lynx
Groomed: Jan 22 Track Set: Jan 22
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Marsh Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Meadow
Jan. 17th: Trackset between Elkwood parking and Visitor Center Jan. 20th: Trackset between Visitor Center and Lodgepole junction
Groomed: Jan 20 Track Set: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Moraine
Some tree debris mixed into tread.
Groomed: Jan 19 Track Set: Jan 19
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Packers
The ice flows are covered, but may return.  
Groomed: Jan 23 Track Set: Jan 23
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Patterson
Groomed: Jan 20 Track Set: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Penstock Loop Snowshoe
Snowshoer packed. 
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Pocaterra
Trackset between Pocaterra Hut and Packers in the early morning of Jan 23rd; the remainder was groomed and trackset just before midnight on the 23rd.
Groomed: Jan 23 Track Set: Jan 23
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Pocaterra Training Grid
Four sets of tracks were set on Jan 20th.
Groomed: Jan 20 Track Set: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Rolly Road
Groomed: Jan 22 Track Set: Jan 22
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Rolly Road Training Grid
Four sets of tracks set.
Groomed: Jan 23 Track Set: Jan 23
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Sawmill Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Sinclair
Groomed: Jan 20 Track Set: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Snowdrift Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
South Sawmill Loop
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Spruce Road
NO PARKING AT WILLIAM WATSON LODGE. There will be no access to Spruce Rd from William Watson Lodge this winter season due to construction at the Lodge.
Groomed: Jan 20 Track Set: Jan 20
Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Tailwater Snowshoe
Trail is open and has been snowshoe packed in its entirety as of Tuesday December 29th.
Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Torpor Loop
Limited directional signage
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Warning Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Tyrwhitt
Groomed: Jan 18 Track Set: Jan 18
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Upper Lake Connector
Groomed: Jan 16 Track Set: Jan 16
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Wheeler
Groomed: Jan 17 Track Set: Jan 17
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Whiskey Jack
Groomed: Jan 24 Track Set: Jan 24
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Access
Groomed: Jan 12 Track Set: Jan 12
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Connector
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Closed Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Wintour Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Woolley
Groomed: Jan 17 Track Set: Jan 17
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane