Manitoba Parks maintains 15K of classic and skate skiing trails through mixed boreal forest in Clearwater Lake Provincial Park, which is located a half hour north of The Pas. Snowshoeing and walking are allowed as well. Trails are set for classic and skate ski.
Four color-coded loop trails can be linked together for a longer ski. Trails range from flat to mostly flat with a couple of good hills.
Maps and info: https://www.cwloutdoorclub.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cwloutdoorclub
Parking is at the Pelican Point trailhead and the Chalet parking lot. The chalet gate is locked from time to time so check on the Facebook page to confirm. The chalet is currently off-limits while the club carries out needed renovations, so no facilities are available.
Follow highway 287 to Pioneer Bay campground, 200 m past campground follow signs to Pelican Point or Ski Chalet.
Trails are not lit, and there is no cell service.
January 4 trail update. Over 16” of snow so far this winter. Trails have been packed and tracked although there is 4” of fresh powder on top. Chalet trailhead and Pelican Point trailheads are both open.
November 20, 2021. 6” of snow but the blue and yellow trails are packed and tracked. Fair early season conditions so expect some stones and sticks. Fine for snowshoeing. Chalet gate is closed, parking available at Pelican Point trailhead. Follow highway 287 to Pioneer Bay Campground. 200 m past campground look for signs to Pelican Point.