The Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club maintains 11K of classic ski trails in the Agassiz Provincial Forest. The trails consist of four chained loops that gently wind through rolling gravel ridges surrounded by pine and spruce bogs, with the occasional poplar bluff.
The trailhead is located on the south side of Hwy 317, 15 km west of Lac du Bonnet or 34 km east the junction of Hwy 59 & Hwy 317 (or 80 km NE of the Perimeter Hwy & Hwy 59). There is no signage on Hwy 317, but the parking lot can be seen from the highway. Trail maps are provided at the trailhead, and all trails have excellent signage.
There is a shelter and toilet on the Blue loop (see the map — click the “Maps” link, below), but the shelter has only three walls and does not have a stove, although there is a fire pit in front of it. The map shows a shelter and toilet at the trailhead — the shelter doesn’t exist — the toilet is a port-a-potty.
The Charleswood Ski Club and Nature Manitoba have organized outings to the Agassiz Provincial Forest ski trails, and they have consistently reported good grooming; the trails appear to be track-set often.
Please support the maintenance of these trails by sending a donation to:
Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
On Saturday, 8 members of the Charleswood Ski Club skied 2 laps or more of the entire Agassiz Provincial Forest trail system. It was a fairly cold day, but calm in the gorgeous forest despite the brisk wind on the highway.
We appreciate the very good track that Carl of the Lac du Bonnet Ski Club set on Thursday. Most of the trail has fairly good…[Read more]