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 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.
Hudson Bay Park Henry Kelsey 36th Street & Howell Avenue
North Park / Richmond Heights GD Archibald 1815 Spadina Crescent East
River Heights Umea 219 Primrose Drive
Silverwood WJL Harvey North 290 Russell Road
Brevoort Park Brevoort Park North 2625 Early Drive
Stonebridge Blair Nelson 322 Victor Road
South Nutana Park Harold Tatler North 2525 Jarvis Drive
South Nutana Park Harold Tatler South 2520 Jarvis Drive
Varsity View Grosvener 1603 Main Street
Wishing you and your family very happy trails this season! Don’t forget to check out our guide to skating in Saskatoon.