Where to Ski

The Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba provides this information for the benefit of cross country skiers. It is a catalogue of trails we maintain based on information provided to us by the ski community. We bear no responsibility for the safety or quality of the trails.

Please exercise caution when skiing in very cold weather and/or steep terrain. Choose trails appropriate to your ability. Use a map and don’t ski alone. Most ski areas are located in the wilderness where an injury can become life threatening.

Check with the Winnipeg Police Service River Patrol Unit regarding current ice conditions before skiing on frozen waterways: 204-986-7085.

Manitoba skiers can inform other skiers about trail conditions by submitting reports, and can learn about trail conditions by reading trail condition reports.

Manitoba Conservation publishes Provincial Park ski trail condition reports here: www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/parks/recreation/trail_conditions.html. Thank you Sloan Cathcart for providing this description of Manitoba Parks ski trail grooming and condition reports: Ski Trail Grooming in Provincial Parks.

Please Contact Us if you notice any missing or inaccurate trail information.

Our Interactive Trails Map

❅ Central Manitoba ❅ Eastern Manitoba ❅ Interlake
❅ Northern Manitoba ❅ Western Manitoba ❅ Winnipeg & Area
❅ Windsor Park Nordic Centre

Please donate to your favourite trail!

  • Did you know?
    • Many of the best places to ski in Manitoba are maintained exclusively by not-for-profit volunteer-run ski clubs.
    • It costs thousands of dollars each year to keep trails cleared, drained, levelled, signed, packed & track set (again and again), snow machines and grooming implements purchased, stored, fuelled & repaired (again and again).
    • In most cases, there is a minimum trail fee that all skiers should pay. All clubs will also very gladly accept donations from satisfied skiers! Find out who is maintaining the trails you enjoy and consider contributing.

Skier sign-in is now required at some trails.

  • CCSAM-registered clubs that operate/maintain ski trails are protected by liability insurance from Cross Country Canada (CCC).
  • The insurance provider requires all non club members to sign-in prior to skiing.
  • Please check for signage and a place to sign-in at the trailhead.
  • Not all of the ski trails listed here are maintained by CCSAM-registered clubs.

Here are a few simple rules to ski by …

❅ Be aware and ski with care. ❅ Plan your trip and tell a friend. ❅ Check the weather and trail conditions in the area you plan to ski.
❅ Choose trails that match your fitness and skill level. ❅ Stay on marked trails and respect the direction of one-way trails. ❅ Dress in moisture-wicking, thermal layers with a wind/water resistant outer layer (shell).
❅ Bring water & snacks to stay hydrated and fuelled on the trail. ❅ Change into warm dry clothes after your ski. ❅ Check for trailhead sign-in book & trail fee drop box!
❅ When you fall move to the side and out of the way of other skiers ❅ Patch, as well as you can, the divets you make when you fall.