Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Mount Shark

Updated: April 14, 2024

Updated: April 14, 2024 | Print Report

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

    Notes:

    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Walking, snowshoeing, and fat biking are not permitted on Mt. Shark ski trails - these activities are permitted on the snowshoe trails.
    • Dogs are permitted on-leash on Mt. Shark ski trails.
    • Bears and other Wildlife in the region are active. Practice wildlife safety. Travel in groups, make noise on the trail, and keep pets on leash. Carrying bear spray and knowing how to use it is highly recommended.
    • It's tick season! Make sure to check you and your pets when you get home. For best protection, use a bug repellent with DEET.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees. Please report any downed trees on the trails.

    Snow Depths:

    Mud Lake: 109cm

    Burstall Pass: 171cm

Live Grooming Report

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
Biathlon Range Area
Inside the range was not groomed.
Groomed: Apr 11
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Draco
Groomed: Apr 11 Track Set: Apr 11
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 0.8 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Hercules
There are some exposed rocks and or dirt at the usual tight corner about half way around, as well as on the cut off below, and some bare edges throughout.
Groomed: Apr 11 Track Set: Apr 11
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 5.4 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Mass Start Area
Six sets of tracks set.
Groomed: Apr 11 Track Set: Apr 11
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Mount Shark Helipad Access
Groomed: Apr 10 Track Set: Apr 10
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Orion
Groomed: Apr 11 Track Set: Apr 11
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 2.1 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Pegasus
Quite thin with some possible dirt mixed in above and at the top of first steep downhill (above the picnic table).
Groomed: Apr 11 Track Set: Apr 11
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 2.8 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Ursa Major
Dirt, ice and possibly small rocks at the usual spot- the tight turn at the top of the second hill.  Some large puddles of ice and/or slush- one very large one at the bottom of the first hill on the inside.
Groomed: Apr 10 Track Set: Apr 10
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 3.1 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Virgo
Groomed: Apr 11 Track Set: Apr 11
Skate Skiing Cross Country Skiing 2.8 km Open Skate Skiing,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Watridge Lake
Groomed: Apr 10 Track Set: Apr 10
Hiking Cross Country Skiing Skijoring Snowshoeing 3.7 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking (Winter),Skiing,Skijoring,Snowshoeing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane