Located west of Calgary, the Canmore Nordic Center is the primary activity center for exploring the surrounding 1,600 square miles multi-use recreation area. In this alpine area, cross-country skiers can expect to find rolling hills, sculpted peaks, sparkling lakes and bubbling streams, along with moose and mountain goats. Canmore Nordic Center maintains 70 km of cross country skiing tracks with 12 km of snowmaking all above 4,500 feet. Some of the choice trails include: Goat Creek Trail (near Mt. Rundle & Banff), Banff Trail (through Bow Valley), Stoney Trail (along western shore of Barrier Lake), Praire View/Creek Trail (10 mile loop near Barrier Lake), Baldy Mountain Trail, and Jumpingpound Ridge Trail (climb up Cox Hill east of Baldy Moutain).
Overall, Canmore Nordic Center is the 1st most popular cross country ski area of all 35 Nordic ski destinations in Alberta. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Canmore Nordic Center including Heart Creek / Skogan Pass Loop and Haig Glacier.
Local Contacts: KC Visitors (800) 661-1678; Canmore Nordic Centre (403) 678-2400; Avalanche Update (403) 243-7253; Alberta Cross Country Assoc. (403) 453-8620; Kananaskies Country Ski Trails by Gillean Daffern; Altitude Sports, Canmore (403) 678-0008.
Best Season: Dec. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Mixed
Base Camp: Paintbox Lodge, Canmore (403) 678-3956
Luxury Loding: The Lodge at Kananskies (800) 441-1414
Reference Source: click here https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/canmore-nordic-centre-pp/
GPS: 51.091024, -115.385449
Date Published: 12/28/2015
Date Updated: 9/20/2018
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