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:

Holiday Park Golf Course (Ave. U South)

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!

Wildwood Golf Course (8th St. East)

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.

Kinsmen Park (Spadina Cr. West)

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.

Lower Meewasin Park (Pinehouse and Whiteswan Dr.)

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!

Upper Meewasin Park (Pinehouse and Whiteswan Dr.)

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.

Meewasin Park to Adilman (East end of Adilman Dr. to Meewasin Park)

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.

Diefenbaker Park (Ruth St. and St. Henry Ave.)

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.

Forest Park (Lowe Rd, Nelson Rd. and Forest Dr.)

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 ski trails in neighbourhood parks. Tracks may not be maintained regularly, and conditions may vary depending on usage and weather. They change yearly.

Ashworth Holmes Park in Caswell Hill
Draggins Car Club Park in Hampton Village
Henry Kelsey Park in Hudson Bay Park
GD Archibald Park in North Park / Richmond Heights
Umea Park in River Heights
WJL Harvey North Park in Silverwood
Churchill Park in Adelaide/Churchill
Brevoort Park North in Brevoort Park
Buena Vista Park in Buena Vista
James Anderson Park in Eastview
Canon Smith Park in Holliston
Lakeview Park in Lakeview
W W Ashley Park in Queen Elizabeth/Exhibition
Hyde Park in Rosewood
Blair Nelson in Stonebridge
Harold Tatler North Park and Harold Tatler South Park in South Nutana Park
Grosvener Park and President Murray Park in Varsity View
Wildwood Park in Wildwood

Wishing you and your family very happy trails this season! Don’t forget to check out our guide to skating in Saskatoon.