XC Skiing & Snowshoeing Adventures
Lake Louise Area Cross-Country Skiing
Lake Louise Loop – Easy
4.1 km loop, 15 m elevation gain, double trackset. This loops features a wide open ski across frozen Lake Louise, followed by a fun “up & down” trip back through the woods.
Moraine Lake Road – Moderate
15.6 km return, 250 elevation gain, double trackset with skating line. Climbing steadily, this trail includes both gently rolling and hilly stretches. Tracksetting ends at a viewpoint of Consolation Valley and the Ten Peaks. Beyond the viewpoint, the road crosses large avalanche paths.
Great Divide (Old 1A) – Moderate
20 km return, 60 m elevation gain, double trackset with skating lane. Mostly flat, but trending gently downhill, this trail takes you to the “Great Divide” – the BC / Alberta border.
Banff Area Cross-Country Skiing
Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court – Easy
4 km loop. Providing basic level track-set cross country and skate skiing trails.
Spray River Trail West and East – Moderate
11 km loop located outside the Banff Springs Hotel. Double trackset with skating lane on the west side of river.
Lake Louise Area Snowshoeing
Lake Louise Shoreline – Easy
4 kms return, no elevation change. Starting in front of the Chateau Lake Louise, this trail features classic views.
Louise Creek – Moderate
5.6 kms return, 195 m elevation gain.
Highline Trail – Moderate
9 kms return, 60 m elevation gain.
Mirror Lake – Moderate
5.4 kms return, 295 m elevation gain. Please note: Beyond Mirror Lake, the trail to Lake Agnes is rated as Challenging Class 2 terrain for avalanche exposure, and travel is not recommended.
Banff Area Snowshoeing
Johnson Lake Trail – Easy
2.8 km loop. A picturesque trail follows the lakeside shoreline with breathtaking views of Cascade and Rundle mountains.