Trail Conditions – Cross-Country Skiing

At the beginning of the winter season, snowfall may be minimal. A minimum of 4-6 inches of snow is needed to pack trails depending on moisture content. When snow depth increases, trails will be groomed with tracks for classical skiing set.

Due to weather and other conditions (snowfall, wind, condition of snow, vegetation and trail terrain), cross-country ski trail conditions may change and trails may occasionally be closed. Before you head out, check trail conditions below, or call the park you wish to visit.

Condition Definitions

Good: Firm pack and/or tracks recently set, no bare spots and track is firm
Fair: Minimal bare spots, minimal icy spots
Poor: Track and/or pack deteriorated over much of the trail, some portions of trail may be closed, icy spots beginning to affect skiability, bare spots on at least 10 percent of trail
Closed: Lack of snow, dangerously icy conditions, maintenance work in progress, and/or temperatures of -25 degrees or below and/or windchill of -35 degrees or below occur

Grooming Definitions

Packed: Trails are packed for skate skiing.
Tracked: Tracks are set for classical skiing.
Groomed: Trails are packed for skate skiing, and tracks are set for classical skiing.
Ungroomed: Trails are not packed or tracked. Break your own trail. 

Trail Conditions

Baker Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Updated: March 15, 2018, 8:50 AM
Multi-use Trail: Open; Last groomed Mar. 9, 2018 (dog sledding, skijoring, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, leashed dog walking)

Carver Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Updated: March 16, 2018, 1:00 PM

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Closed: All trails
Note: Rentals not available. Visitor Center open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Trail lights are off.  
Updated: March 16, 2018 9:00 AM
Multi-use Trail: Closed 

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Note: Winter trails are closed for the season. 
Updated: March 26, 2018, 9:22 AM

Eagle Lake Regional Park

Closed: All trails
Note: Visitor Center not open.
Updated: March 5, 2018, 10:45 AM
Multi-use Trail: Closed (skijoring and fat tire biking allowed when no race is scheduled)

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Multi-use Trail: Open; no longer groomed
Updated: April 17, 2018, 3:30 PM

French Regional Park 

Closed: Lakeview, Medicine, Skyline, Meadow, Lagoon, Challenge
Note: Trail lights are on off.  Visitor Center is open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.    
Updated: April 21, 2018, 12:40 PM                            

Glen Lake Golf Center

Closed: Golf Course Loop
Note: Trail is closed for the season.
Updated: March 12, 11:00 AM

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Note: Visitor Center open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Updated: April 20, 2018, 4:15 PM

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Note: Winter trails are closed for the season. 
Updated: March 26, 2018, 9:13 AM

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Note: Trailhead building closed.
Updated: March 16, 2018, 9:00  AM