Cross Country Ski Trails
Ski Trail Season
A minimum snow depth of 30 cm is required for setting and establishing trails.
Trails are inspected and groomed as needed. Upper and Lower Meewasin, Diefenbaker, Kinsmen, and Forest Parks are the main cross country ski trails. Following the completion of the main cross country ski trails, the City will begin grooming trails in 9 neighbourhood parks. Additional trails are groomed by Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club. Visit https://saskatoonnordicski.ca/trail-reports/ for more information.
Whether a novice, intermediate or advanced skier, you can enjoy a cross country ski experience right here in Saskatoon! Cross country ski trails are maintained along the East and West banks of the beautiful South Saskatchewan River and in a variety of parks and open spaces throughout Saskatoon. Nordic Ski Club offers cross country ski lessons for children, youth and adults at Holiday Park Golf Course and Gordie Howe Complex. For more information visit Saskatoon Nordic Ski
During the season
Crews will work to reset trails within 48 hours on business days only (not including Stat holidays) in the following situations:
- snowfall of 3-5cm, or;
- significant wind event causing snow drifting.
In the absence of a snowfall over a longer period, the ski trails will be groomed on an as needed basis only if snow conditions permit.
Trail Updates (Updated January 20, 2023)
|Location||Date set||Condition Status||Maintained By||Access Point||Distance|
|Holiday Park Golf Course||
|Visit Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club for more information||Nordic Ski Club||Avenue U South||Outside loop 3.5km double track & skating track|
|Lower Meewasin Park||Jan 19||
|City of Saskatoon||Pinehouse & Whiteswan Drive||Loop 4.8 km single track|
|Upper Meewasin Park||Jan 19||Good||City of Saskatoon||Pinehouse & Whiteswan Drive||Loop 3.4 km single track|
|Meewasin Park to Adilman Buffer||Jan 19||Good||City of Saskatoon||East end of Adilman Drive or Meewasin Park||2 km single track|
|Diefenbaker Park||Jan 19||Good||City of Saskatoon||Ruth Street & St. Henry Ave||2.6 km single track|
|Forest Park||Jan 20||Good||City of Saskatoon||Lowe Road, Nelson Road & Forest Drive||2 km single track - Connecting link to Silverspring Park|
|Wildwood Golf Course||-||Visit Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club for more information||Nordic Ski Club||8th Street East||
Outside loop - 2.5 km trail set for classic skiing
Inside loop - 5.5 km trail that winds through the middle of the
|Kinsmen Park||Jan 19||Good||City of Saskatoon||Spadina Cres. West by the Mendel Art Gallery||2.7 km single track set for both classic and skate style skiing|
The Community Associations will be providing ski trails in neighbourhood parks for the 2022/2023 season. Trails that have been set, have been noted below. These trails are second priority trails and will be groomed after the official trails when there is an appropriate amount of snow.
|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|
Ski Trail Etiquette
- If you enjoy walking in areas where there are ski trails, please respect skiers and avoid groomed trails. Footprints can damage the ski tracks and skating lanes, making skiing difficult and less enjoyable.
- Dogs are not permitted on ski trails.
- Please obey directions on one-way trails.
- Ski on the right on double tracks.
- Please step off the trail for faster skiers.