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. Some trails may also be congested during certain times when they are used for cross-country ski races. Before you head out, check trail conditions below, or call the park you wish to visit.

A daily pass or annual ski pass can be purchased online.

Advance equipment reservation is required. Cross-country ski sets can be reserved up to seven days in advance as trail conditions allow. Reserve your skis.

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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 or maintenance work in progress.

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
Multi-Use Trail: Closed
Note: Chalet is closed.
Updated: March 22, 2024, 12:00 PM 

Carver Park Reserve

Open; Ungroomed: All trails. 
Note: The Ski Trailhead building is closed. Ski rentals not available. 
Updated: March 26,  2024, 4:40 PM

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Closed: All trails
Note: No rentals available. Visitor Center open 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM daily.
Updated: February 22, 2024, 4:00 PM

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Multi-use Trail: Closed
Note: Ski pass not required.
Updated: February 22, 2024, 9:25 AM

Eagle Lake Regional Park

Closed: All Trails
Notes: Ski trails are closed 
Updated: January 9, 2024, 7:08 AM

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Closed: All Trails
Updated:  April 8, 2024, 10:15 AM

French Regional Park

Open, Ungroomed: All Ski Trails
Updated: March 25, 2024, 3:43 PM

Glen Lake Golf Center

Closed: All Trails
Notes: Trails Closed due to lack of snow 
Updated: February 15, 2024, 9:08 AM

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Closed: All Trails
Note: Visitor Center hours: 9 AM - 5 PM. Rentals unavailable.                               
Updated: April 4th, 2024, 1 PM

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Multi-use Trail: Closed
Note: Ski pass not required. 
Updated: February 22, 2024, 9:25 AM

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Closed: All Trails
Updated: February 22, 2024, 4:30 PM