Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Mount Shark

Updated: April 04, 2021

Updated: April 4, 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...

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    Notes:

    1. Be aware of AVALANCHE CONDITIONS! Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada
    2. Vault Toilets are open, however visitors should plan to bring their own sanitary supplies, including paper and sanitizer.
    3. Be wildlife aware! Traveling in groups, making noise on trail, and keeping pets on leash is mandatory. Carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
    4. Dogs are not permitted on ski trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park (but are permitted ON-LEASH on Mtn Shark Trails). 
    5. Snowshoers, walkers, and fat bikers are permitted on Watridge Lake trail only. They are NOT permitted on any of the skate trails that make up the 15km loop.

Maps

Live Grooming Report

Trail Name Permitted Activities Status Keywords
10 km Yellow Loop
Groomed: Apr 09 Track Set: Apr 09
Cross Country Skiing Skijoring Open Skiing,Skijoring Cross Country Skiing, XC
15 km Green Loop
Some dirt or rocks may exist on a sharp turn at the top of a hill at about the halfway point of the extra 5k, as well as on the cut off below it. Pine branches are infringing onto the edge of the trail in places, especially on the extra 5k of the 15 km, and are being removed throughout the winter as time allows.
Groomed: Apr 08 Track Set: Apr 08
Cross Country Skiing Skijoring Open Skiing,Skijoring Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
2 km Blue Loop
Groomed: Apr 09 Track Set: Apr 09
Cross Country Skiing Skijoring Open Biking/Cycling,Skiing,Skijoring Cross Country Skiing, XC
5 km Red/Black Loop
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Groomed: Apr 09 Track Set: Apr 09
Cross Country Skiing Skijoring Open Biking/Cycling,Skiing,Skijoring Cross Country Skiing, XC
5 km Red/Purple Loop
Groomed: Apr 09 Track Set: Apr 09
Cross Country Skiing Skijoring Open Skiing,Skijoring Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Biathlon Range Area
Everything in the biathlon area including the access trail was groomed on the morning of April 9th with the exception of inside the range.
Groomed: Apr 09
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Mass Start Area
The mass start area was partly groomed with a modified mass start, with 5 tracks set. 
Groomed: Apr 09 Track Set: Apr 09
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Mount Shark Helipad Access
Groomed: Apr 01 Track Set: Apr 01
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Watridge Lake
Use caution approaching Watridge Lake, as there is some exposed ground right at the lake shore, currently under the recent snowfall.
Groomed: Apr 09 Track Set: Apr 09
Hiking Cross Country Skiing Skijoring Snowshoeing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking (Winter),Skiing,Skijoring,Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane