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Cross Country Skiing - The Great Divide Trail at Lake Louise

Great Divide Trail (LD)



This trail is actually a snow-paved road.  It is flat and usually trackset and is an excellent place for the novice skiers to practice or for expert skiers to train.  The snow comes early here and the road requires only 20 to 30 centimeters to be skiable.


Please be aware if there is inclement weather forecasted the day of the event, it may be rescheduled and / or cancelled.


•  Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government   


•  Carpooling – Use your own discretion and what you are comfortable with.  Must be double vaccinated.

•  No food / snack sharing.

•  Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer and a mask.

•  Social distancing and any other rules set out by authorities must be followed. Please respect


•  Washrooms may not be available - please be prepared to pack out what you bring in, such as

   Toilet paper, etc.

•  Please make yourself aware of the risks in participating in this sort of event and decide


•  Don`t forget the usual items; proper clothing, water, food, equipment and first aid kit.

•  Trip participants are asked to provide their cell contact information and emergency contact

    information to the trip coordinator, prior to the event.

•  Please do not sign up if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or Covid19 symptoms.


Grade:                                Easy to Moderate
Distance:                           20 Kilometer Return
Height Gain:                      60 meters elevation loss / Double Trackset with Skating Lane

Driving Travel Distance:  175 Kilometers One Way / Approximately 2 Hours

Event Coordinator: For inquiries, please contact Lori at or (403) 283-7386. If your plans change on the day of the event, please call me at (403) 803-2953.

Rendezvous Point: Please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m., in the northeast corner of the Edworthy Parking Lot, to arrange a vehicle convey to trail head, as we will be departing at 8:00 a.m. sharp.

Carpooling:  The Club suggest $0.06 per kilometer plus the cost of gas, return trip, to the driver, maintenance and wear and tear.

Please remember to purchase your Parks Canada Pass in advance.

Guest Policy:  The Club is currently discouraging guests of a member, from outside the club, attending an event at this time due to the pandemic situation and potential liability issues.  Once the government has lifted and has relaxed restrictions, guests are more than welcome to attend two events, as per the Calgary Ski Club Policy.

Saturday, November 27, 2021, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot, Northeast Corner, Look for the White Ford Explorer
Map to Edworthy
Shaganappi & Montgomery View NW
Calgary, AB  

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lori Davidson
Trip Coordinator
XC Skiing
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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