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Cross Country Skiing in Jasper National Park

One of Canada's Largest Cross Country Ski Areas!

Jasper National Park has endless kilometres of cross country ski trails, making Jasper one of the largest cross country skiing areas in Canada.

Groomed ski trails take you through adventurous beautiful valleys, past stunning lakes and Canadian Rocky Mountain scenery.

Whether you enjoy short cross country ski loops with gentle slopes and spectacular sights, or longer challenging ski routes; Jasper is full of breath-taking cross-country skiing adventures.

Popular Cross Country Ski Areas in Jasper

Cross Country Skiing near the Jasper Townsite

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 in Jasper National Park

Whirlpool Winter Hub (Open or Save Whirlpool Winter Hub PDF Map)
Pyramid Fire Road - Dogs allowed
Athabasca Falls - Dogs allowed (Open or Save Athabasca Falls PDF Map)
Cavell Road - Dogs allowed (Open or Save Cavell Road PDF Map)

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.

Skiing Evelyn Creek

The Evelyn Creek cross country ski loop is a 12km difficult ski trail which follows the Bald Hills fire road up to the Skyline Trail.

Ski Jasper's Maligne Lake

The Maligne Lake area offers some of the best cross country skiing in Jasper National Park. Novice skiers will enjoy the Maligne Lake Ski Trail loop and the Moose Lake Ski Trail, which both offer easy cross country skiing with gentle, fun descents. Advanced cross country skiers will probably prefer the 7.3 km Lorraine Lake ski loop as a more challanging skiing option.