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.

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.

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
Note: Chalet is closed for the season.  
Updated: March 18, 2022, 10:30AM
Multi-use Trail: Open; Last packed March 11, 2022

Carver Park Reserve

Closed: All Trails 
Updated: March 20, 2022, 10:17 AM

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Closed: All Trails
Updated: April 11, 2022, 9:20 AM

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Multi-use Trail: Closed
Note: Ski pass not required.
Updated: April 11, 2022, 8:32 AM

Eagle Lake Regional Park

Closed: All trails
Updated: March 14, 2022, 11:00 AM 

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Closed: All trails
Updated: April 15, 2022, 3:15 PM

French Regional Park

Closed: Lagoon, Lakeview, Skyline, Meadow, Medicine
Note: Visitor Center open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Updated: March 17, 2022, 10:40 PM

Glen Lake Golf Center

Closed: All Trails
Note: Ski trails will be closed for the season starting March 14.
Updated: March 14, 2022, 9:00 AM

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Closed: All Trails
Visitor Center Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. (Front bathrooms are open 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM). 
Updated: April 15, 2022, 5pm

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Multi-use Trail: Closed
Note: Ski pass not required. 
Updated: April 11, 2022, 8:32 AM

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Closed: All Trails
Updated: March 6, 2022, 9:20 AM