Winter Adventures


Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival


There are over 500 km of trails maintained &/or groomed by over 10 snowmobile clubs in communities throughout the area. For trail maps contact:
Alberta Snowmobile Assn.


Long Lake Ski Area offers 13 downhill & snowboarding runs with a rope tow & T-bar lifts. Ski equipment rentals. Designated tobogganing area. Snowmaking, cafeteria, ski & snowboard lessons.

Mount Joy Snow Resort
Southwest of Lloydminster

Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort
East of Cold Lake

Valley Ski Hill southwest of Alliance. 780-879-2106

Cross Country Skiing...

National & Provincial - Parks & Designated Trails
• 100 km at Elk Island National Park • 26 km at Long Lake Prov. Park north of Waskatenau. Through the Park you can also access the White Earth Valley - 17 km of trails, excellent for mountain biking on its backcountry rolling hills. Also accessible at Twp. Rd. 620 & Rg. Rd. 190. • 20 km at Miquelon Lake Prov. Park south of Tofield • 35 km at Whitney Lakes Prov. Park east of Elk Point. • 6 km at Garner Lake Prov. Rec. Area • 13.5 km at Cold Lake Prov. Park • Near Lac La Biche, 45 km at Lakeland Prov. Rec. Area • 8 km at Sir Winston Churchill Prov. Park • 10 km at Big Knife Prov. Park near Forestburg • 10 km at Dilberry Lake Prov. Park near Chauvin • over 50 km from Fort Saskatchewan heading north on the Athabasca Landing Trail

Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area - has 4 staging areas that act as trailheads within the 97 sq km of total trail network for hiking, cycling, equestrian, dog sledding, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing (100 km groomed trails, 60 km non-groomed). Host site of the Canadian Birkebeiner.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre - Rent complete x-country ski and snowshoe equipment for all ages. Ski lessons are available along with waxing services, food concession and lounge area. 12 km of groomed & track set trails. 16 km E of Sherwood Park.

Vermilion Provincial Park
is the hometown of x-country skiing Olympic Gold Medalist Beckie Scott. Enjoy 15 km of groomed trails. Contact Vermilion Nordic Ski Club at 780-853-5985.