Heart Creek / Skogan Pass Loop Cross Country Skiing

The 3rd most popular XC Ski in Alberta.

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Near Kananaskis Village, a great 60+km loop can be formed by combining four cross country ski trails. Starting from the Barrier Dam, follow the Stoney Trail towards Kananaskis Village. Pickup the Skogan Pass Trail and follow 10 km over to Dead Mans Flats. Before reaching the highway crossing, turn right onto the Transcanada Trail into the Heart Creek trailhead parking area. Follow the Heart Creek Trail east to a gravel road and then turn right heading south. Climb over Jewel Pass and then descend back down to Barrier Lake.

Overall, Heart Creek / Skogan Pass Loop is the 3rd most popular cross country ski area of all 37 Nordic ski destinations in Alberta. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Heart Creek / Skogan Pass Loop including Canmore Nordic Center and Haig Glacier.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  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.

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

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Mount Engadine Lodge (403) 678-4080

Luxury Loding:  The Lodge at Kananskies (800) 441-1414

Reference Source:  click here http://www.trailsports.ab.ca/

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  8/4/2016

ID:  7072