Snowshoeing and X-Country Skiing

February 22, 2019

Tracks have been set. It's been a challenging winter to get out much on the skis. Snow was insufficient and temperatures were too warm up for the first half of the season. Now it's too cold to get out for very long. Dress warm and in layers and enjoy what's left of the season.  

Snowshoeing & X-Country Skiing

There are a number of free outdoor activities in Okotoks for adults, youth, and families to enjoy. When snow conditions are right, come on out and trying snowshoeing or x-country skiing. These areas are ideal for bird watching, so bring your binoculars. Winter birds that frequency visit these areas include downy woodpecker, northern flicker, common redpoll, great horned owl, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, nuthatches, and Bohemian waxwing, Select activity below for locations and details.


A network of single track trails is available along the river valley escarpment, accessible from 100 Cimarron Drive. These are multi-use trails, perfect for snowshoeing, walking, dog walking (on leash), mountain biking, etc. Please share the trail.

X-Country Skiing

Take Elizabeth St west, and turn north onto Meridian St and park at the ball diamond at Laudan Park.  Amenities offered include public toilet, picnic tables. Ski trails are track set after snowfall events around the stormwater pond through the forest. These trails are suitable for beginner level and located on relatively flat topography. It's a beautiful location to bring the family and pack a snack and hot chocolate. Do stay off the pond as it's a storm water pond and the ice is not safe.