Trail Conditions – Cross-Country Skiing

At the beginning of the winter season, snowfall may be minimal. A minimum of 4-6 inches of snow is needed to pack trails depending on moisture content. When snow depth increases, trails will be groomed with tracks for classical skiing set.

Due to weather and other conditions (snowfall, wind, condition of snow, vegetation and trail terrain), cross-country ski trail conditions may change and trails may occasionally be closed. Some trails may also be congested during certain times when they are used for cross-country ski races. Before you head out, check trail conditions below, or call the park you wish to visit.

A daily pass or annual ski pass can be purchased online.

Advance equipment reservation is required. Cross-country ski sets can be reserved up to seven days in advance as trail conditions allow. Reserve your skis.

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Condition Definitions

Good: Firm pack and/or tracks recently set; no bare spots and track is firm.
Fair: Minimal bare spots, minimal icy spots.
Poor: Track and/or pack deteriorated over much of the trail; some portions of trail may be closed; icy spots beginning to affect skiability; bare spots on at least 10 percent of trail.
Closed: Lack of snow, dangerously icy conditions or maintenance work in progress.

Grooming Definitions

Packed: Trails are packed for skate skiing.
Tracked: Tracks are set for classical skiing.
Groomed: Trails are packed for skate skiing, and tracks are set for classical skiing.
Ungroomed: Trails are not packed or tracked. Break your own trail. 

Trail Conditions

Baker Park Reserve

Fair; Packed: Prairie, Hill, Fairway, Timber
Poor; Packed: Island, Evergreen
Poor; Tracked: Prairie, Island, Hill, Timber, Fairway, Lesson
Multi-Use Trail: Open; Last packed March 17, 2023
Note: Chalet is open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, daily. Skate ski and snowshoes rentals are available online. 
Updated: March 26, 2023, 11:00 AM

Carver Park Reserve

Poor, Groomed: Sky, Sugar Bush, Lake, Grimm Farm, King, Nature Center
Note: The Ski Trailhead building is closed. Last groomed March 26, 2023.
Updated: March 26, 2023, 7:55 AM

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Poor; Packed: Poplar, Lakeside, Ironwood, Lower Ironwood
Poor; Ungroomed: Golf Course Loop
Note: Visitor Center open 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM daily.-  Ski rentals are no longer available.
Updated: March 25, 2023, 8:00 AM

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Multi-use Trail: Open; Last groomed March 10, 2023
Note: Ski pass not required.
Updated: March 10, 2023, 1:40 PM

Eagle Lake Regional Park

Closed: Eagle and Pike Trail
Notes: Ski trails are closed for the season
Updated: March 20, 2023, 9:00 AM 

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Good; Groomed: Valley
Fair; Groomed: Lake, Creek, Northern Lights
Fair: Tracked: Lake, Eastman
Updated: March 26, 2023, 9:13 AM 

French Regional Park

Fair; Groomed: Skyline, Meadow
Fair; Packed: Lagoon, Lakeview, Medicine
Poor; Tracked: Lagoon, Lakeview, Medicine
Notes: Visitor Center open 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Skate ski rentals are available.
Updated: March 26, 2023, 9:00 AM

Glen Lake Golf Center

Closed: Glen Loop 
Notes: Trail Closed for the season
Updated: March 20, 2023, 9:00 AM

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Poor; Groomed: All natural ski trails.
Good; Groomed: All manufactured ski trails.
Note: Visitor Center hours: 9AM-7PM. Rentals are available.
Updated: March 26, 2023, 9:00 AM

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Multi-use TrailOpen; Last packed March 14, 2023
Note: Ski pass not required. 
Updated: March 14, 2023, 10:00 AM

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Poor; Packed: Knob, Kettle, Razorback
Updated: March 24, 2023, 10:40 AM
Note: Groomed to best ability; Icy areas use caution