Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner on the snow, if you’re looking to get some fresh air and exercise this winter, you’re in the right place! The bridge city has more than its fair share of places for winter sports enthusiasts to make tracks in the snow! Read on to find out the…
Best Places to Cross-Country Ski and Snow Shoe in Saskatoon:
If you’re in the southwest end of Saskatoon, pack your gear and head to Holiday Park Golf Course on Ave. U South! Enjoy 3.5km of ski trail with views of the South Saskatchewan and good old wide open prairie spaces. Snowshoers will love making tracks at Holiday Park while dreaming of next year’s golf season!
If you’re an east-side dweller, you’ll want to check out the cross country ski trails at Wildwood Golf Course! Choose from 2.5km and 6 km distances that loop or wind through the course. These trails are maintained by the Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club. Snowshoers are welcome to enjoy the scenery but are asked to do so off the groomed trails.
Park up at the Mendel Art Gallery and make tracks on this scenic trail maintained by the Nordic Ski Club. This trail runs 2.7km and is ideal for both skate and classic skiing as well as snowshoeing.
Your family will love the trails at Lower Meewasin Park! With stunning views of the South Saskatchewan and 4.8km of trail, this track will get the heart pumping and fill the lungs with some fresh winter air!
North city dwellers can easily access the cross-country ski trails at Upper Meewasin Park. This loop runs 3.4km and is maintained by the City of Saskatoon.
Located in the Silverwood neighbourhood and better suited to cross-country skiers, this is just the track for those looking for a quick 2km loop on a single track.
Snowshoers, cross-country skiers, and even those in search of a wild toboggan ride will want to visit Diefenbaker Park this winter. Snowshoers will love the riverside vistas while cross-country skiers can enjoy the antics of those with the courage to ride the largest toboggan hill in the city! This single trail runs 2.6km near the Diefenbaker Park sledding hill.
In the Forest Grove neck of the woods, cross-country skiers can enjoy 2km of trail near the Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. Snowshoeing families can also enjoy a woody waddle through this park and maybe spot some wildlife along the way!
Check trail conditions at any time at www.saskatoonnordicski.ca/trails.
Community Association Ski Trails
The following Community Associations have set ski trails in neighbourhood parks. Tracks may not be maintained regularly, and conditions may vary depending on usage and weather.
Adelaide Park/Churchill Community Association – Churchill Park
Brevoort Park Community Association – Brevoort Park
Briarwood Community Association – Donna Birkmaier Park
Buena Vista Community Association – Buena Vista Park
Caswell Hill Community Association – Ashworth Holmes Park
Eastview Community Association – James Anderson Park
Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair Community Association – Henry Kelsey Park
King George & Riversdale Community Associations – Victoria Park
North Park/Richmond Heights Community Association – G.D. Archibald Park
Queen Elizabeth – Exhibition Community Association – Weaver Park
River Heights Community Association – Umea Park
Rosewood Community Association – Hyde Park
Silverwood Heights Community Association – W.J.L. Harvey Park North
South Nutana Park Community Association – Harold Tatler Park
Varsity View Community Association – Grosvenor Park and President Murray Park
Cross-country ski, snowshoe or walk the expansive charm and opulent beauty of Crossmount. Ending at the cidery and enjoy a hot mulled cider or cider flight. Please share the trails, nonskiers – please stay on the trail next to the ski trail and please do not walk on ski tracks. Dogs must be on a leash.
You can use these trails from Wednesdays to Sundays. Snowshoes can be borrowed at the Interpretive Centre, cost included with your admission. (Limited number available.) Just a reminder that admission is required for all site access at Wanuskewin, even self-guided trail use. Call the main line 306-931-6767 ext 9 for more information
Wishing you and your family very happy trails this season!