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Winter Trails in Southwest Alberta

Winter Trails in southern Alberta

Winter adventurers will be pleasantly surprised when experiencing the backcountry of southwest Alberta! This large, uncrowded region offers plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the Canadian Rockies in quiet solitude! There are various trail options for various skillset or adventure preference.

Please reference the following backcountry trails to learn more.

Waterton Trails- The backcountry of Waterton offers a different taste than trails offered at other national parks. What is the difference? Uncrowded. With an additional 35 km of trails reopened, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on uncongested trails will leave you refreshed and reconnected with your friends and family. See Waterton winter trails for more information.

Crowsnest Pass- offers 30+km of groomed cross-country skiing trails through Allision-Chinook for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels with access to surrounding backcountry. Numerous other nonmotorized backcountry trails can be found on Trailforks website, with over 1,200km of snowmobiling trails through Crow Snow Riders and on TrailForks website.

Beauvais Lake - This is a multiuse winter trail system information for cross-country ski and snow shoeing only. There is a groomed porition of cross-country ski trails where snowshoeing/walking is not permitted. There are also warm-up shelters and fire pits in day use areas. Learn more.

*Please note: If you are a beginner or wanting to learn more about the area, we encourage to take a tour with a local guide! Moonlight tour, snowshoeing, cross-country or fat biking- they will be happy to show you around! *

Stay & Save Winter Escape Packages

Stay and play with the "Winter Escape Package" through select hotel partners in southwest Alberta! This package offers a reduced room rate with an experience of your choice, including fat biking, skiing, snow shoeing or ice walks!

Learn more about winter in southwest Alberta!