Cross Country Skiing

Bighorn Wildland Recreation Area:

 This huge recreation area, covering 2,463 square km of rugged alpine terrain, contains breathtaking mountainous backcountry terrain with very few facilities or services, especially in the winter. There are about 700 km of trails, which are a combination of the old forestry pack trails established in the early 1900's and a number of mineral exploration roads and trails. The trail system is not maintained or groomed. Because there is so much space here, do not expect to find much in the way of broken trail to follow, although snowmobilers also use many of the trails. All backcountry skiers/snowshoers need to know what they're doing, how to travel in avalanche country, and be prepared for difficult conditions. Access to the recreation is provide via Highway 11 and the all weather, gravel Forestry Trunk Road (#734) and Red Deer River Roads.

Pines Hills Golf Course • Nordic Ski Club

The Nordic Ski Club (aka cross-country ski club) is now in the process of establishing their trail system throughout the golf course.  In an effort to preserve the integrity of the groomed trails we respectfully ask on their behalf that walkers please use a separate (walkers-only, including pets) trail that will be established and maintained by the Nordic Club.

National Historic Site Cross Country Skiing

Snow Conditions - Printable

Local Opertors

 • Terratima Lodge: (403) 845-6786 •

 • Klondike Ventures: 1-877-846-7878 •


Contact Information

Phone:  1-800-565-3793

Address: Visitor Information Centre, Hwy. 11