Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
Enjoy the winters in and near Mackenzie by cross-country skiing along more than 30km/25mi of forested, groomed trails, with an additional 10km/6mi in John Dahl Regional Park next to Mackenzie.
Trails begin at the Mackenzie Golf and Country Club, where visitors can park. The trails are maintained by Mackenzie Nordiques Cross Country Ski Club members, who are a friendly bunch willing to show visitors the trails, as well as basic ski skills. A full day pass to the trails is about $4.00.
Mackenzie Cross-Country Trails
Situated among spruce, pine and fir, as well as towering aspen and cottonwood trees, cross-country skiers can get a great workout in a wilderness setting. Trails also have amazing scenery along ridges, lakes and creeks. Enhance the evening with a ski excursion along 2.5km/1.5mi of lit trails. Take away the wintry chill with a stop over at one of three warming huts, located along the main trails and which are stocked with firewood. Kirby's Villa is located past the rodeo grounds, Alpine I Shelter is located past Lost Lake and Alpine II Shelter is located by Moose Lake.