Canmore Nordic Center
The MOST popular cross country ski area in Alberta.
Thursday 20 September 2018 01:57 GMT
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.