Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Peter Lougheed

Updated: January 27, 2022

Updated: January 27, 2022 | Print Report

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    Annual Road Closures:

    Notes:

    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Walking, snowshoeing, fat biking and dogs are not permitted on PLPP ski trails - these activities are permitted on the snowshoe trails.
    • 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.
    • Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees. Please report any downed trees on the trails.
    • Be sure not to overestimate your ability when planning your trip: Humility can be a life saver. Plan for rapidly changing conditions and bring extra socks.

Live Grooming Report

Maps

Trail Name Permitted Activities Status Keywords
Amos
Groomed: Jan 26 Track Set: Jan 26
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Blueberry Hill
Groomed: Jan 26 Track Set: Jan 26
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Boulton Creek
Some icy sections exist due to lack of new snow. 
Groomed: Jan 25 Track Set: Jan 25
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Braille
Still a little exposed brush and some ice in some areas. 
Groomed: Jan 25 Track Set: Jan 25
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
There was an ice or slush flow in the meadow south of Rolly Rd junction.  This was covered but could resurface.
Groomed: Jan 21 Track Set: Jan 21
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Elk Pass
Groomed: Jan 26 Track Set: Jan 26
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
Elkwood Loop is in good shape and well packed.
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Fox Creek
Groomed: Jan 19 Track Set: Jan 19
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
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
Annual Seasonal Closure. Please note that there is a 1.0 km bypass trail around the bridge closure.
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
Groomed: Jan 24 Track Set: Jan 24
Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lodgepole
Still a little exposed brush and some ice in some areas. 
Groomed: Jan 25 Track Set: Jan 25
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lookout
Always use extra caution on Lookout, particularly the steep south side.
Groomed: Jan 24 Track Set: Jan 24
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lower Lake Group Camp
Some work was done to cover the water crossing as the water was fully across the trail again.  Hopefully it holds this time, but it could shrink or turn into ice, slush, or open water.  The trackset has been cut in both directions approaching this area (about 200m west of the KLT), and a "water crossing" sign has been placed above it.
Groomed: Jan 22 Track Set: Jan 22
Cross Country Skiing Warning 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 21 Track Set: Jan 21
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
Still some exposed brush and some bumps in a few areas. Trackset from the Visitor Center to Lodgepole on Jan 24th. 
Groomed: Jan 26 Track Set: Jan 26
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Moraine
Some icy sections exist due to lack of new snow. 
Groomed: Jan 25 Track Set: Jan 25
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Packers
Still some minimal exposed brush, and the usual troubled area, starting at the "most difficult" sign if descending, and extending for about 400m or so, has a few large dips and small bumps.  There was also an ice flow in this section that was covered (about 80m below the usual ice flow), but could get to the surface quickly.  
Groomed: Jan 22 Track Set: Jan 22
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Patterson
Groomed: Jan 26 Track Set: Jan 26
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Penstock Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Pocaterra
Trackset from P Hut to Packers in the early hours of Jan 22nd, the remainder just before midnight on the 22nd.
Groomed: Jan 22 Track Set: Jan 22
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Pocaterra Training Grid
Six sets of tracks set.
Groomed: Jan 21 Track Set: Jan 21
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Rolly Road
Groomed: Jan 21 Track Set: Jan 21
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Rolly Road Training Grid
Six sets of tracks set.
Groomed: Jan 25 Track Set: Jan 25
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
Still some uneven surfaces and exposed brush.
Groomed: Jan 25 Track Set: Jan 25
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 is currently no access to Spruce Rd from William Watson Lodge due to construction at the Lodge.    
Groomed: Jan 25 Track Set: Jan 25
Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Tailwater Snowshoe
Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Torpor Loop
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Tyrwhitt
Groomed: Jan 24 Track Set: Jan 24
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Upper Lake Connector
Groomed: Jan 26 Track Set: Jan 26
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Wheeler
Groomed: Jan 26 Track Set: Jan 26
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Whiskey Jack
Groomed: Jan 23 Track Set: Jan 23
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Access
Groomed: Jan 25 Track Set: Jan 25
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Connector
Closed due to construction. More info.
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 26 Track Set: Jan 26
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane