Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Peter Lougheed

Updated: April 07, 2021

Updated: April 7, 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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    Annual Road Closures:

    Highway 40 between Highwood Junction and Peter Lougheed Facility Zone closed December 1 to June 14, inclusive.

    Notes:

    1. Be aware of avalanche conditions. Current conditions can be found at Avalanche Canada.
    2. Dogs are NOT permitted on Peter Lougheed Cross Country Ski Trails. 
    3. Vault Toilets are open, however visitors should plan to bring their own sanitary supplies, including paper and sanitizer.
    4. Be wildlife aware! Traveling in groups, making noise on trail,  keeping pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.

     

Maps

Live Grooming Report

Trail Name Permitted Activities Status Keywords
Amos
Amos was groomed and trackset from the Lynx junction north to Wheeler only on April 10th; the remainder was done on April 4th.
Groomed: Apr 10 Track Set: Apr 10
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Blueberry Hill
Groomed: Apr 08 Track Set: Apr 08
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Boulton Creek
Tracks and tread are bit rough/icy in some areas. Use extra caution on hills.
Groomed: Mar 31 Track Set: Mar 31
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Braille
Groomed: Apr 06 Track Set: Apr 06
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 are some very thin spots, mainly under trees and sun exposed, including a patch of ice and a bare spot on the east side of the marsh between the Group Camp and the middle Pocaterra junction.  The middle section of Come Along was not groomed due to this bare ground.
Groomed: Apr 09 Track Set: Apr 09
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Elk Pass
Groomed: Apr 08 Track Set: Apr 08
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
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Fox Creek
Tracks and tread are bit rough/icy in some areas. Use extra caution on hills, especially the hill/corner at the south end of the trail.
Groomed: Mar 31 Track Set: Mar 31
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
WARNING: Limited directional signage.
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
  1. The trail is closed through the Buller Slide Path Between Nov. 1 and May 1 due to Highway Avalanche Control.
  2. Blackshale Bridge is closed in winter. The bypass trail remains opens.

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
Caution is advised as the steep hill at the north end of Hydroline is shared with the Elk Pass Snowshoe Trail.              
Groomed: Apr 08 Track Set: Apr 08
Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lodgepole
Caution: Lodgepole trail, between Pocaterra Hut and the large hill at the north end will no longer be groomed for the season.
Groomed: Apr 06 Track Set: Apr 06
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lookout
Always use extra caution on Lookout, particularly the steep south side. Spring melt/freeze conditions are showing up on south facing aspects.   
Groomed: Apr 05 Track Set: Apr 05
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Lower Lake Group Camp
Use caution on Lower Lake Group trail, as the snow bridge over the creek about 200m west of the KLT has mostly collapsed.  There is about a 1m width at trail level on which to cross (on April 3rd), but the remainder could collapse at any time.  There is not much of a chance that this trail will be groomed again this season.
Groomed: Apr 03 Track Set: Apr 03
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
Groomed: Apr 10 Track Set: Apr 10
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
Trackset on April 6th from Visitor Centre parking to the Lodgepole junction. The remainder was trackset on April 4th.
Groomed: Apr 06 Track Set: Apr 06
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Moraine
Tracks and tread are a bit rough/icy in some areas. Use extra caution on hills.
Groomed: Mar 31 Track Set: Mar 31
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Packers
The ice flow below the "ice flow" sign is at the surface and is on April 4th was across about half of the width of the trail- use caution descending this area!    
Groomed: Apr 04 Track Set: Apr 04
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Patterson
Groomed: Apr 07 Track Set: Apr 07
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Penstock Loop Snowshoe
Snowshoer packed. 
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Hiking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Pocaterra
Groomed and trackset from Pocaterra Hut to Packers in the early hours of April 10th; the remainder in the early morning of April 4th.
Groomed: Apr 10 Track Set: Apr 10
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Pocaterra Training Grid
Four sets of tracks were set.
Groomed: Apr 10 Track Set: Apr 10
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Rolly Road
Groomed: Apr 09 Track Set: Apr 09
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Rolly Road Training Grid
Four sets of tracks set.
Groomed: Apr 09 Track Set: Apr 09
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
Groomed: Apr 06 Track Set: Apr 06
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 will be no access to Spruce Rd from William Watson Lodge this winter season due to construction at the Lodge.
Groomed: Apr 06 Track Set: Apr 06
Cross Country Skiing Open Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Tailwater Snowshoe
March 30th, 2021:   As spring progresses and the melting process continues, the creek and bog crossings deteriorate and travel becomes more difficult on this trail. The Kananaskis River/Creek is starting to open up in places and soon will not be passable! Be prepared to re-evaluate your trip and make other plans when this transition takes place.
Fat Biking Snowshoeing Open Fat Biking,Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat
Torpor Loop
Limited directional signage
Hiking Fat Biking Snowshoeing Warning Fat Biking,Hiking (Winter),Snowshoeing Fat Biking, Fat Bike, Phat Duane
Tyrwhitt
Groomed: Apr 05 Track Set: Apr 05
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane
Upper Lake Connector
Groomed: Apr 07 Track Set: Apr 07
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Wheeler
Caution: Sun exposed areas will have a thin base and have exposed the ground surface in some areas (around the picnic tables). The very north end of Wheeler from Amos to Elkwood parking was groomed and trackset on April 10th, the remainder on April 4th.
Groomed: Apr 04 Track Set: Apr 04
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
Whiskey Jack
Groomed: Apr 04 Track Set: Apr 04
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Access
Groomed: Apr 06 Track Set: Apr 06
Cross Country Skiing Open Biking/Cycling,Hiking,Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC
William Watson Lodge Connector
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: Apr 04 Track Set: Apr 04
Cross Country Skiing Open Skiing Cross Country Skiing, XC Duane