Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Peter Lougheed

Updated: February 24, 2024

Updated: February 24, 2024 | Print Report

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

    Annual Road Closures:

    Highway 40: Closed Dec 1 - Jun 14, from Kananaskis Lakes Trail to Highwood House Junction.

    Notes:

    • Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    • Walking, snow-shoeing, and fat biking are not permitted on ski trails.
    • Dogs are not permitted on ski trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
    • 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, even in winter.
    • 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 clothing.

    Snow Depths:

    Highwood Pass: 88cm

    Mud Lake: 68cm

    Burstall Pass: 102cm

    Aster Lake: 117cm

Live Grooming Report

Maps

Trail Weather

Peter Lougheed
Feb 24 @ 11:49 AM -1 °C

Overcast

Trail Name Permitted Activities (Legend) Length Status Keywords
Amos
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 2.4 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Blueberry Hill
Groomed: Feb 19 Track Set: Feb 19
Cross Country Skiing 3.5 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Boulton Creek
Groomed and mostly trackset from Elk Pass to Boulton Bridge. Track is thin and pitted in areas. 
Groomed: Feb 16 Track Set: Feb 16
Cross Country Skiing 2.2 km one-way Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Braille
Partially trackset. 
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 2.2 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Canyon Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 1.7 km one-way Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Chester Lake
Cross Country Skiing 4.6 km one-way Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Chester Lake Snowshoe
Hiking Snowshoeing 3.4 km one-way Open Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing
Come Along
Roller Packed: Feb 06
Cross Country Skiing 2.1 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Elk Pass
Tracksetting favours Cookie Race direction, south to north.
Groomed: Feb 24 Track Set: Feb 24
Cross Country Skiing 5.6 km Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Elkwood Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 4.1 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Fox Creek
Tracksetting favours race direction south to north.
Groomed: Feb 24 Track Set: Feb 24
Cross Country Skiing 1.6 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Frost Heave Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 2.5 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Frozen Toad Loop Snowshoe
Fat Biking Snowshoeing 8.1 km Open Fat Biking,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Graupel Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 5.6 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
High Rockies
Note: Between Nov. 1 and May 1 the trail is closed through the Buller Slide Path due to Highway Avalanche Control.
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 63.0 km Goat Creek to Peninsula Day Use Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Hogarth Lakes Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 3.9 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Hydroline
Groomed: Feb 19 Track Set: Feb 19
Cross Country Skiing 3.8 km Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lodgepole
Partially trackset. 
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 4.2 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lookout
Always use extra caution on Lookout, particularly the steep South side.
Groomed: Feb 18 Track Set: Feb 18
Cross Country Skiing 4.9 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lower Lake Group Camp
Groomed: Feb 05 Track Set: Feb 05
Cross Country Skiing 1.3 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Lower Lake Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 3.9 km one-way Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Lynx
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 1.8 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Marsh Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 1.3 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Meadow
Groomed and partially trackset from Elkwood to Lodgepole on Feb 14th. 
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 4.0 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Moraine
Tracksetting favours Cookie Race direction south to north. Lots of shoveling done but very thin base in some areas.
Groomed: Feb 24 Track Set: Feb 24
Cross Country Skiing 3.1 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Packers
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 3.1 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Patterson
Groomed: Feb 12 Track Set: Feb 12
Cross Country Skiing 0.9 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Penstock Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 4.5 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Pocaterra
Snowmobile rolled from the Hut to Lynx on Feb 6th and snowcat groomed and trackset from Lynx to Tyrwhitt on Feb 14th. Very thin at the Hut with recent icy and bare spots over the northern 3 km's, increasing in snow depth with elevation. 
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14 Roller Packed: Feb 06
Cross Country Skiing 9.7 km one-way Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Pocaterra Training Grid
Six sets of tracks set.
Groomed: Jan 26 Track Set: Jan 26
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Rolly Road
Some exposed rocks, mainly on the edges.
Roller Packed: Feb 06
Cross Country Skiing 1.7 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Rolly Road Training Grid
Groomed only. 
Groomed: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Sawmill Loop Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 5.1 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Sinclair
Partially trackset.
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 1.3 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Snowdrift Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 8.3 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
South Sawmill Loop
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 2.8 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Spruce Road
Partially trackset. 
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 0.8 km Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Tailwater Snowshoe
Fat Biking Snowshoeing 1.9 km Open Fat Biking,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Torpor Loop
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 6.1 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Tyrwhitt
Tracksetting favours Cookie Race direction north to south.
Groomed: Feb 24 Track Set: Feb 24
Cross Country Skiing 5.4 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Upper Lake Connector
Groomed: Feb 12 Track Set: Feb 12
Cross Country Skiing 0.9 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Wheeler
Some exposed pavement in areas. Mostly groomed only.
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 4.7 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Whiskey Jack
Use caution if descending, as track setting favours Cookie Race direction west to east. Ice flow has been fixed, however it may return. 
Groomed: Feb 23 Track Set: Feb 23
Cross Country Skiing 4.0 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Access
Partially trackset. 
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 0.6 km one-way Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Connector
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 0.7 km Open Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Wintour Snowshoe
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing 5.1km/10.2km return Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Woolley
Groomed: Feb 14 Track Set: Feb 14
Cross Country Skiing 2.1 km Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane