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, 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
Updated: March 9, 2020, 7:13 AM

Carver Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Updated: March 11, 2020, 8:29 AM

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Closed; All trails
Note: Visitor center is closed.
Updated: March 9, 2020, 10:00 AM

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Multi-use Trail: Closed.
Note: Ski pass not required.  
Updated: March 30, 2020, 3:05 PM

Eagle Lake Regional Park

Closed: All trails
Updated: March 6, 2020, 11:00 AM

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Note: The chalet is closed.
Updated: March 24, 2020, 1:33 PM

French Regional 

Closed: All trails
Note: The visitor center is closed.  
Updated: March 9, 2020, 8:41 AM                          

Glen Lake Golf Center

Closed: All trails
Updated: March 6, 2020, 10:00 AM 

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Note: The visitor center is closed. 
Updated: March 31, 2020, 9:35 AM

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Note: Ski pass not required.
Updated: March 30, 2020, 3:05 PM

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Updated: March 9 2020 9:00 AM