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Cross-country Skiing Hidden Cove

The con­di­tions in ear­ly Feb­ru­ary at Maligne Lake was quite hor­rid. To intro­duce cross-coun­try ski­ing to a friend was cru­el on this trip. Not sure how the con­di­tions are right now, so let us know by com­ment­ing below.

The ski gang
The ski gang

A lit­tle trip to the fair­ly new “Hid­den Cove” camp/rest area on Maligne lake was achieved by cross coun­try ski on crusty, wind swept and icy con­di­tions, nev­er­the­less it was still a great day to go out and get some fresh air. This camp area has a shel­ter, four tent spots and equipped with bear proof lock­ers. We sus­pect this is going to be a busy camp­site since it is only 4km from the Maligne docks.

Cross-country ski, Maligne Lake
Cross-coun­try ski, Maligne Lake
Old burn forest
Old burn for­est
Old burn forest
Old burn for­est

Just start­ing out on cross-coun­try ski­ing, this day was not the best con­di­tions to learn on. we will have to try again.

Anthony on Cross-country ski
Antho­ny on Cross-coun­try ski

note: Bald Hills access will be open­ing soon at the end of Feb­ru­ary and dogs are pro­hib­it­ed, so no more exer­cis­ing your pet there, you’ll have to leave them home. There is a dog sit­ting ser­vice in Jasper, will list link below.

dog skier
The lake in the win­ter might be the only time the dogs are allowed in this area
Ski parting shot
Ski part­ing shot


Cross-country Skiing Pyramid Lake Road

Track set on a trail towards Pyramid

This would be a medi­um lev­el due to the  inclines this track has to offer. It is not a stack loop sys­tem, in and out the same road. See how far you want to go and turn around when you are good and ready.

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Break­ing trail

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Cross-country Skiing Moab

This Lake is eas­i­er to get to now that Parks Cana­da extend­ed the cross coun­try ski trail access start­ing point on Hwy 93a fur­ther south this year. With the warm weath­er this win­ter, I am not sure how the con­di­tion of the snow is at time of writ­ing this.




Cross-country Skiing Moose Loop

Access: Maligne Lake

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Last park­ing lot at the end of Maligne Lake Road

Activ­i­ties: Sights / Hik­ing / Cross-coun­try ski

Part of a loop in the Maligne Lake area, start from the trail head of Bald Hills and the signs will direct you to the left a few metres into the Bald Hills trail. Since Bald Hills is clos­es till Feb­ru­ary, there are lim­it­ed choic­es here. Anoth­er track is the Trap­per Creek trail, which I will post at a lat­er time. Great trail through a fair­ly dense for­est that loops around to Maligne Lake shore and you can check out the new camp­site which was put in ear­ly 2015.

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