Quite a few trails in Jasper, to explore all the trails around here, you will have to spend at least a season to truly enjoy the beauty Jasper National Park has to offer. Below are just some of those trails, there are many places to cross country ski once the snow flies.
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Cross-country Skiing Hidden CoveThe conditions in early February at Maligne Lake was quite horrid. To…
Ski Tour Tonquin ValleyTouring Tonquin Valley Taking advantage of great weather and the lifting ban…
Cross-country Skiing Pyramid Lake RoadTrack set on a trail towards Pyramid This would be a medium…
Cross-country Skiing MoabThis Lake is easier to get to now that Parks Canada extended…
Cross-country Skiing Moose LoopAccess: Maligne Lake Parking: Yes Trailhead: Last parking lot at the end…
Cross-country Skiing Snaring RiverExploring new areas in the winter Taking advantage of the cold weather…
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Jasper National Park
Offers some of Canada’s best cross-country skiing. Close to the townsite, Whistlers Campground’s loop and the The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s 26 kilometres of gently graded trails are just minutes away.
Offers some of the best cross-country skiing in the park. For novice skiers, the Lake Trail loop or either of the Moose Lake Trail offer easy skiing with a couple of gentle descents. More advanced skiers find the 7.3 km Lorraine Lake loop a more challenging trail.
Edith Cavell Road
This 14km trail resides on the road of Edith Cavell. The trail is groomed when the closure is lifted in mid February. It also has a Youth Hostel at the trail head into Tonquin Valley. The trail starts off on a good grade till you reach the lookout on the road, then it mellows out towards the Hostel.
Athabasca Falls-Whirlpool Valley
The Athabasca Falls to Whirlpool Valley area has some great trails with terrific views. One favourite is the 18 km Moab Lake Trail, which starts at the Meeting of the Waters picnic area 20 kilometres south of Jasper on highway 93A. The Whirlpool Campground Trail is an easy 4.5 kilometres starting at the Moab Lake trailhead reached via the Athabasca Falls turnoff on the Icefield Parkway.
The Pyramid Bench
Offers moderate trails that begin off Pyramid Lake Road. You can either ski right from town or drive up to one of the two parking areas near Pyramid Lake. Bench trails include the Mina/Riley Loop, a 6 to 7km intermediate trail that follows gently sloping terrain or the shorter 4.7 km Pyramid Bench Loop which offers spectacular views of the Athabasca Valley.
You can access this trail from the Whistlers campground entrance, head left once past the Whistlers campground gates.
The Evelyn Creek
This loop is a 12 km, difficult trail which follows the Bald Hills fire road up to the Skyline Trail.
- Alpine Art Eco-Tours ( Guided Eco Tours )
- Jasper Adventure Centre ( Guided Tours )
- Jasper Riding Stables (Pyramid Location, Horseback Tours)
- Jasper Park Stables Fairmont (Horseback Tours)
- Rocking K Stables (Horseback Tours)
- Tonquin Valley Backcountry ( Horseback, Backcountry Cabins )
- My Jasper Nanny ( Childcare Services )
- Tonquin Adventures (Horseback, Backcountry Cabins)
- Edge Control (Ski & Outdoor Store)
- Borderline “Snowfarmers” (Horse Tours)
- Jasper’s Whitewater Rafting Company (Rafting Tours)
- Rocky Mountain River Guides (Rafting Tours)
- Jasper Raft Tours (Rafting Tours)
- Maligne Adventures (Rafting Tours)
- Pure Outdoors (snowsports/watersports rentals)
- On-Line Sport & Tackle (Fishing Guides)