Cross Country Skiing

X-Country Skiing

  • Canmore Nordic Centre
  • Come and enjoy the great outdoors in the company and history of our Olympians. The Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park is the home of Canada‚Äôs national Cross-Country and Biathlon ski teams. Enjoy more than 65 km (37 miles) of groomed and track-set trail for all ability levels in both classic and skating technique await you. Day user fees apply.

  • Mount Shark in Spray Lakes Provincial Park
  • Mount Shark has a number of groomed loops with moderately challenging climbs. The trails are generally one-way and signed well. No user fees apply. Directions from Canmore – head south on Spray Lakes Road. At 34.7 km past the Canmore Nordic Center turn, turn right (West) up the Mt. Shark Road. There are parking areas both beside the HeliPad and the main parking lot.

  • Kananaskis Country Smith-Dorrien X-country area
  • About 32 km of trails are groomed intermittently for cross-country skiing in the Smith-Dorrien section of Kananaskis Country. Trails are rated mostly intermediate to expert. No use fees apply.Smith-Dorrien Trails are about 42 km south of Canmore in Kananaskis Country. There are parking lots at Chester Lake and Sawmill on the east side of the road.

  • Ribbon Creek Trails
  • ocation: From Canmore, drive 35 km east on Highway 1 towards Calgary to the Highway 40 exit and drive south into Kananaskis Country. The trailhead is 23 km. south at the Ribbon Creek Day Use area near Kananaskis Village. There are a wide range of trails from novice to intermediate and advanced. No user fees apply.