Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Peter Lougheed

Updated: December 02, 2022

Updated: December 2, 2022 | Print Report

A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.
Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself at the Canadian Red Cross.

    Notes:

    • 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.
    • Dogs are not permitted on groomed ski trails.
    • Wifi is currently not available at Pocaterra Hut. Wifi will be available outside of the Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre during this time.

    Snow Depths:

    Dec 2:

    Mud Lake: 56 cm
    Burstall Pass: 72 cm
    Highwood Pass: 71 cm

    Snow depths are assessed by Avalanche Canada stations. For most accurate information, please visit avalanche.ca 

Live Grooming Report

Maps

Trail Weather

Peter Lougheed
Dec 2 @ 07:07 PM -21 °C

Light cloudy veil, no wind

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Status Keywords
Amos
Thin snow coverage with brush and uneven surfaces.
Groomed: Dec 02
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Blueberry Hill
There will be some bumps and uneven surfaces, exposed brush/ground in areas.
Groomed: Nov 29 Track Set: Nov 29
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Boulton Creek
Improved base but still some early season hazards.
Groomed: Nov 29
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Braille
Thin snow coverage with bumps and brush.
Groomed: Dec 02
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 Snowshoe
Hiking Snowshoeing Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing
Come Along
Thin snow coverage with bumps, brush and possible ice.
Groomed: Dec 02
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Elk Pass
Still a thin base, some exposed brush/ground, bumps and uneven surfaces still exist.
Groomed: Nov 29 Track Set: Nov 29
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
Elkwood Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Fox Creek
Groomed: Nov 29
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
Goat Creek access is closed.
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open 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
Some uneven surfaces and exposed brush/ground still exist.
Groomed: Nov 30 Track Set: Nov 30
Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lodgepole
Snowcat groomed south of S Sinclair junction; remainder snowmobile rolled on Nov 30. Thin base with bumps and brush.  
Groomed: Dec 02
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lookout
Always use extra caution on Lookout, particularly the steep south side.    Pretty good base but will be bumpy and uneven. Use caution for open water and/or ice at the creek.
Groomed: Nov 30
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lower Lake Group Camp
Thin snow coverage, open water and ice.
Cross Country Skiing Open 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
Thin snow coverage with uneven surfaces.
Groomed: Dec 02
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
Snowcat groomed with the exception of the northernmost section, which was roller packed on Nov 24th.  Thin base with uneven surfaces and brush.
Groomed: Dec 02
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Moraine
Some early season hazards.
Groomed: Nov 29
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Packers
Thin snow at lower elevations- numerous, bumps, uneven surfaces, brush, open water and ice throughout.  The top third was snowcat groomed  on Nov 30th- from Pocaterra to the bottom of the steepest hill. Use great caution- especially if descending.
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Patterson
Groomed: Nov 29 Track Set: Nov 29
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 Packers junction to Lookout junction. The remainder was Snowcat groomed on Dec 2nd. Very thin snow coverage at the bottom increasing with elevation. Some uneven terrain and possible exposed ground.  
Groomed: Nov 30 Track Set: Nov 30
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Pocaterra Training Grid
Thin snow coverage.
Groomed: Dec 02
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Rolly Road
Thin snow coverage.
Groomed: Dec 02
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Rolly Road Training Grid
Snowmobile packed on Nov. 15th. Thin snow coverage.
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
Thin snow coverage.
Roller Packed: Nov 24
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
Very thin base with possible exposed pavement.
Groomed: Dec 02
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
Bumpy and uneven with possible open water and/or ice.
Groomed: Nov 30
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Upper Lake Connector
Thin snow coverage. Uneven surface and exposed brush/rocks still exist.
Groomed: Nov 29
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Wheeler
Thin base.
Groomed: Dec 02
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Whiskey Jack
Thin snow coverage at the bottom increasing with elevation. Some exposed brush and bumps/uneven terrain.
Groomed: Nov 30
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Access
Thin base.
Groomed: Dec 02
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Connector
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open 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
Thin snow coverage with bumps and lots of brush.
Groomed: Dec 02
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane