The Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club maintains classic ski trails in the Agassiz Provincial Forest. The trails have gentle inclines and wind through rolling gravel ridges, mature and plantation forest, and surrounded by spruce bogs and the occasional poplar bluff.
The Blue and Red trails were logged in fall 2020. Trail groomer Carl Nilsson tried to groom them in 2021-2022, but stumps and blown-in snow made that impractical, so for now, they are snowshoe trails.
A new Yellow trail connects from the Green trail on the west side of Pit Road and goes south out-and-back. A new trail map has been posted. (See the Maps tab, below.)
So there is now ~8K of trail, and a round trip ski of all the trails would be 9K to 10K, depending on your route through Orange and Green.
The trailhead is located on the south side of PTH 317, 15 km west of Lac du Bonnet or 34 km east of the junction of PTH 59 & PTH 317 (or 80 km NE of the Perimeter Hwy & PTH 59). There is no signage on PTH 317, but the parking lot can be seen from the highway. There is a trail map at the PTH 317 trailhead, and all trails have excellent signage.
There is also a port-a-potty at the PTH 317 trailhead.
Please support the maintenance and grooming of these trails by sending a donation / trail fee to:
Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
or by Interac e-transfer to email@example.com
The club president is Karen Nilsson, firstname.lastname@example.org .
From Karen Nilsson, President of the Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club, on Wednesday evening:
Carl groomed the trails today and plowed the parking lot.
From Karen Nilsson, President of the Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club, on Tuesday:
The Lac du Bonnet cross country ski trails are groomed. As of this afternoon, the parking lot was still not plowed. We had to park on pit road. The trails were wonderful!
From Karen Nilsson, President of the Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club, on Sunday morning:
Just wanted to let skiers know our trails are groomed. Sounds like we’re in for quite a bit of snow off and on for the next week!
From Karen Nilsson, President of the Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club, on Friday morning:
The Lac du Bonnet (Agassiz) ski trails were tracked yesterday afternoon. However, Blue and Red were not done. Carl had trouble on them last time. So much drifting since the logging and he hit some stumps with the groomer. So, we won’t be grooming them.…[Read more]
Saturday afternoon we enjoyed a great ski at Agassiz. Conditions were very good, despite the fluffy snow that fell all day. The mid-point parking area on Pit Road is still not plowed, so unless you drive a 4WD, I suggest parking in the lot at #317. These beautiful trails are gaining in popularity, as we saw more skiers today than ever before.…[Read more]
From Karen Nilsson, President of the Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club, on Saturday at noon:
We hope to track the Lac du Bonnet (Agassiz) ski trails today. Got a lot of snow yesterday! If for some reason they don’t get done, will let you know.
Skied the Agassiz trails today. Brr!
The Red and Blue trails were in good condition — they haven’t been regroomed since the last (reasonably light) snowfall, but they haven’t blown in or drifted up either. Wolf, fox, deer and mouse tracks galore. Great to see these trails resurrected!
The rest of the trails were in excellent condition. Absol…[Read more]
From Karen Nilsson, President of the Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club, on Thursday at noon:
The Agassiz Provincial Forest cross country ski trails have been tracked and are ready for skiers. In regard to the blue and red trails where logging was done: we have tracked them but they may blow in quickly and be in poor condition.