Shadow Lake Trails Cross Country Skiing

The 14th most popular XC Ski in Alberta.

Roughly 20 km north of Banff starting from the Red Earth Creek cross country ski parking area, the Shadow Lake Trail runs 14 km up to Shadow Lake. Meader around the pristine lake or venture further to Ball Pass or Haiduk Lake. Ascend Gibbon Pass for the 360 degree vista or circle over Whistling Pass to Egypt Lake and Pharoah Creek.

Overall, Shadow Lake Trails is the 14th most popular cross country ski area of all 37 Nordic ski destinations in Alberta.


Local Contact(s):  BNP (403) 762-1550; Banff Tourism (403) 762-8421; Alberta Visitors (800) 661-8888; Alberta Cross Country Assoc. (403) 453-8620; Mountain Majic, Banff (403) 762-2591; Avalanche Update (403) 762-1470; Gem Trek Recreation Map #5 (403) 932-4893.

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

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Brewster s Shadow Lake Lodge (403) 762-0116

Luxury Loding:  Brewster s Mountain Lodge, Banff (403) 762-2900

Breakfast Restaurant:  Melissa's

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/18/2016

ID:  7065


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