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Cross-Country Skiing Winter Outdoor Activities

Savor the pure Canadian air as you glide along a dazzling white trail in the winter sunshine. Breathe in the fragrance of the evergreens and wonder what animals made the fresh sets of tracks crossing your path. The only sounds are the swish of your skis and the occasional birdsong. Learn to ski at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, the home of Canada's national cross-country and biathlon ski teams. Or follow your own path on hundreds of trails, front and backcountry, throughout the province.

When the weather is wintry, there are many interesting activities to choose in the Slave Lake Region during the cold months - even if you don't have your own ice fishing shack or your own snowshoes!

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Cross-country skiing at the Canmore Nordic Centre
Cross country ski track Canmore
Cross Country Skiing at the Canmore Nordic Centre

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Pine Valley Snow Resort

Tawatinaw, Alberta

Northern Alberta ski hill featuring terrain park, super pipe, snow tubing, and 25 kilometers of cross country ski trails

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The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Spectacular scenery awaits at Lake Louise with uniquely beautiful terrain that is both vast and varied. The wilderness is pristine and inspirational. Located in the heart of majestic and historic Banff National Park, Lake Louise is truly legendary and offers world class ski and snowboard terrain.

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Castle Mountain Resort

Pincher Creek, Alberta
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Experience Alberta's only ski and snowboard resort with drive to your door ski-in, ski-out accommodation. The resort is also home of the Powder Stagecoach, Alberta's best Cat skiing/riding. Castle Mountain is BIG where it counts. BIG Snow, BIG Terrain, BIG Value and BIG Smiles.

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Travel Offers

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Learn to Cross Country Ski

Learn or improve your skiing technique so you can maximize your time and enjoyment when out on the trail. Our 2-hour lessons will teach you the basics of classic skiing and have you ready to venture out on your own. Equipment rentals included. Valid on select dates.

Expires: 2018-02-08
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Tours

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Alpinism.com

Banff, Alberta

Have an adventure in the Canadian Rockies with a guided skiing, mountaineering, or rock climbing tour with an experienced and certified guide from this Banff company.

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FreeBird Adventures

Cochrane, Alberta

FreeBird Adventures is based in Cochrane, AB. We offer small group excursions for up to 12 people. Working with local tour and activity providers throughout Alberta, we will plan and deliver an awesome single day or multi-day excursion for your group into one easy price, including transportation on our mini coach bus. We will pick your group up from the office or other central meeting location to start the trip, and bring you back safely at the end of the trip. In the winter months we can offer: skiing, snowmobile tours, snowboarding, ice fishing, x-country skiing, and more.

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Pika-Adventures

Cochrane, Alberta
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'Pika-Adventures' offers small and personalized Summer as well as Winter tours in Kananaskis Country, the Rocky Mountain NP's and all over Western Canada. We strive to customize each and every adventure to fit your personal interests and fitness level. That way we will make it an unforgettable experience for you. Come and join us on your very own 'Pika-Adventure' and stay at 'The Pika B&B'! We offer tours in English, German or French.

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-02-09 to 2018-02-10 MST

The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada’s largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a thermos of hot cocoa and come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds over 20 km per hour (12.4 mi per hour).

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