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 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 35 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.
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. - 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
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