Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Signature Experiences Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

In the Red Deer region, we embrace the fluffy stuff with fun outdoor adventures that welcome Old Man Winter. We invite visitors to come experience our winter-loving ways, because every hardy Central Albertan knows this one simple secret – cold can be cool.

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Experiences

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

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Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Experiences

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside and experience the outdoors during the winter. Head out for an afternoon on the Waskasoo Park Trails with the family!

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

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Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Experiences

Cross Country Skiing

Red Deer has more than 30 km of regularly groomed and maintained cross country skiing trails within the city. No need for expensive lift passes or planning a whole day on the mountain, just grab your skis and go!

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing are low-impact winter recreational activities suitable for individuals of all ages. As a bonus, equipment is relatively inexpensive and access to most facilities is free. Head to Kerry Wood Nature Centre and snowshoe through Waskasoo Park. You can rent snowshoes at Kerry Wood Nature Centre and head out on your own or join a guided tour at the nature centre. Even in winter, the sanctuary is remarkably alive and naturalist guides will help you discover animal tracks and other interesting signs of activity.

There are more than 30 km of groomed cross country ski trails right in the City of Red Deer. The majority of the city’s ski trails are centered in the Heritage Ranch/Great Chief Park area and the Riverbend Golf and Recreation Area, the premier cross country ski venue in Red Deer and Central Alberta.

Shorter trail loops are also provided at Barrett Park, the Red Deer College and a few school playgrounds. Other track set trails can be found around Central Alberta with the two most notable areas being the JJ Collett Natural Area near Lacombe and Jarvis Bay Provincial Park near Sylvan Lake. Red Deer’s Nordic ski community is very active and has events throughout the year.

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