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For information on CSC's cross country ski lessons, click here.
Calgary offers a handful of places where one can cross-country ski in the city. As Calgary gets many Chinooks over the winter, Cross-Country skiing is limited to those facilities that are able to make or preserve snow.
Canada Olympic Park (COP)
NO cross country skiing any more at COP.
Shaganappi Golf Course
Calgary Ski Club, with the agreement of the the City of Calgary, and when there is sufficient snow, grooms and tracksets 1.8 km of trails for classic cross-country skiing at Shaganappi Golf Course. The Golf Course is located just off of Bow Trail, providing Calgarians with a central location to cross-country ski in the city. Click for a Google Map of the location for Shaganappi Golf Course. Click Shaganappi Golf Course trails report. The trails report will be updated as soon as possible after each grooming/tracksetting. The Calgary Ski Club office will not have any more up to date information than is present on this website.
Confederation Golf Course
Hawk Ridge Centre
Hawk Ridge Centre is closed.
Where to Cross-Country Ski in the Mountains
Calgary offers some easy access to excellent skiing in the mountain in both south-western Alberta and south-eastern British Columbia.
Kananaskis Provincial Park
An hour drive west of Calgary, Kananaskis offers several cross-country skiing areas: Ribbon Creek, Poccatera, Saw Mill, & Mt. Shark. Please click for Kananaskis Trail Reports. No trail fees are required.
Canmore Nordic Centre
A world class cross-country facility built for the 1988 Winter Olympics, Canmore Nordic Centre offers excellent trails, night skiing just minutes away from downtown Canmore. Please click for conditions and for a map.
There is some excellent cross-country skiing in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. Click for the trail reports for the various national parks in Alberta and British Columbia. Lake Louise is often the first location to get snow and has groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing. It is a good early season location.
Located just south of Kootenay National Park, this private course offers excellent cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Click for more information.
Golden (Dawn Mountain)
Located right next to Golden’s Kicking Horse Resort, the Golden Nordic ski club maintains the cross-country trails at Dawn Mountain. Click for more information.
Also located right next to the Kimberley Ski Resort, this club maintained trail system is excellent. Please click here for up-to-date trail reports.
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CSC Coaching Staff Tips
Most of our coaches have been skiing for years and have accumulated a lot of experience and wisdom they would like to share with you.
Improving Your Cross-Country Skiing Technique
Improving one's overall strength will help you improve your cross-country technique. Our strength training exercises is something that you can do at home all year around to improve your fitness.
Apart from taking lessons from the CSC, there are many resources on the web that offer tips on how to improve your cross-country skiing technique.