Chinook-Allison Cross Country Trail System Cross Country Skiing

The 20th most popular XC Ski in Alberta.

South of Calgary and west of Coleman near Blairmore, the Allison - Chinook Cross Country Ski Area has seven trails totaling 31km groomed by the Crowsnest Pass Cross-Country Ski Association. The trail are on closed snow-covered forest roads. Located near Chinook Lake, Allison-Chinook has trails for novice and experienced skiers. The over 300 hectares of land in the Allison-Chinook Forest Land Use Zone provides for over 31 kilometers of track-set trails as well as additional backcountry trails to enjoy. The pristine snow and majestic mountains of the Crowsnest Pass will delight skiers be they cross-country, backcountry or alpine enthusiasts. Trails are groomed and track set from December 1 to March 31 every year. During the season the trails and are always open and groomed on a weekly basis.

The trailhead is located 3km west of Coleman to the Chinook Lake Road (Atlas Road), then 3km north to the trailhead parking.

Overall, Chinook-Allison Cross Country Trail System is the 20th most popular cross country ski area of all 37 Nordic ski destinations in Alberta.

Chinook-Allison Cross Country Trail System Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Crowsnest Ski Club (403) 563-3215; BCFR (403) 562-7331; Alberta Visitors (800) 661-8888; Alberta Cross Country Assoc. (403) 453-8620; Avalanche Update (403) 243-7253; Crowsnest Pass Tourism (888) 562-7108; Crowsnest Pass Chamber (403) 562-7108.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Bellevue Inn (403) 564-4676; Highwood Motel (403) 562-8888; Inn on the Border (403) 563-3101

Luxury Loding:  Cosmopolitan Hotel (403) 562-7321

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  13853

Chinook-Allison Cross Country Trail System Cross Country Skiing Map


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