Right near Jasper's townsite you'll find some of Canada's best cross-country skiing. Close to the Jasper, Whistlers Campground's cross country ski loop and the The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge's 26 kilometres of gently graded ski trails are just minutes away.
Cross-country skiing Conditions: Close to Jasper
Pipeline Trail - Dogs allowed >> Fair Condition >> Skate lanes reset February 2, (pi) classic not redone.
Pyramid Fire Road - Dogs allowed - Dogs allowed >> Fair - icy conditions >> Skate lanes reset (py) February 9
Ball diamond/Centennial Park - Poor Condition >> Trackset and groomed for classic and skate skiing (ce) January 19
Athabasca Falls-Whirlpool Valley
Athabasca Falls-Whirlpool Valley have fantastic cross country ski trails with beautiful views. A Jasper local favorite ski is Moab Lake Trail, which starts at the Meeting of the Waters picnic area 20 kilometres south of Jasper on highway 93A. Whirlpool Campground cross country ski trail is another great easy 4.5 kilometres, starting at the Moab Lake trailhead reached via the Athabasca Falls turnoff on the Icefield Parkway.
Cross Country Skiing on Jasper's Pyramid Bench
Jasper's Pyramid Bench conatins moderate cross country ski trails that begin right off Pyramid Lake Road. You can ski right from town or drive up to one of the two parking areas near Pyramid Lake. The Bench cross country ski trails include the Mina/Riley Loop - a 6 to 7km intermediate trail with gently sloping terrain or the shorter 4.7 km Pyramid Bench ski loop which offers spectacular views of Jasper's Athabasca Valley.