Kananaskis Country

Spray Valley Trail Report

Updated: April 22, 2019

Updated: April 22, 2019 | Print Report


    1. Live Grooming Report for Mount Shark
    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.
    5. It's tick season and we recommend that if you are out recreating that you check yourself and your pets once your outing is complete. Since ticks take several hours to find a suitable site to penetrate the skin, they usually can be found and removed before they attach, however, if you've been bitten and experience fever, headaches, abdominal pain, a rash, nausea or vomiting, you should consult a physician and make him/her aware of the tick bite.

    Snow Depths:

    As of April 18:

    • Mud Lake - 103 cm
    • Burstall Pass - 176 cm


Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
Burstall Pass (Backcountry)
Chester Lake
    Snowshoers and Winter Hikers should use the Chester Lake Snowshoe Trail.
Chester Lake Snowshoe
Frost Heave Snowshoe
Graupel Snowshoe
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
Hogarth Lakes Loop Snowshoe
Rummel Lake (Backcountry)
Sawmill Loop Snowshoe
Snowdrift Snowshoe
Watridge Lake
    • Walkers and bikers, stay to the edge of the trail