Turtle Mountain Provincial Park grooms 34 kilometres of trails for winter use. For 2019-2020, the park has new grooming equipment and is now grooming 28K of trails with a single classic track beside a skate track (which apparently is also used for fat biking). The Dunseith trail south of the Adam Lake shelter and the John Lake trail (6K in total) are narrower, so they are only packed for skate skiing and fat biking.
The two maps under the Maps tab (below) are dated 2015 and January 2019. A new map is scheduled to be published sometime in early 2020.
The rustic James Lake cabin, 5.5 km from the Adam Lake trailhead, sleeps ~12 people, is free to stay in, but must be booked with the Boissevain District Office 204-534-2028.
The local ski community has an excellent relationship with the Turtle Mountain Park staff . The trails are consistently well groomed.
Trail Conditions reported by Manitoba Parks.
See below for reports submitted by skiers.
24 Charleswood Ski Club members classic skied at Turtle Mountain Provincial Park today (Saturday) … and will also be skiing there tomorrow.
Grooming is excellent. Members who hadn’t ever skied at Turtle Mountain before commented positively on the the rolling terrain and the park’s beauty, which was enhanced by the thick hoar frost on the…[Read more]
The fresh snow and especially the blow all but obliterated the ski tracks from the last grooming. But when they next groom, it will be fantastic! All the snow you could ask for. We tracked in everything but the westernmost and southernmost trails, but they may drift in pretty quick.
We really appreciated all the new upgrades at James Lake. The…[Read more]
Lots of snow at Turtle Mountain Provincial Park. The groomer was out before 9 am today packing down and tracking the trails for
both Classic and skate. We classic skied using skins skis to the James Lake cabin. The trail was only recently packed down beyond
there. We then skied on the Dunseith trail to the Adam lake cabin where the grooming…[Read more]
The trails were packed and track set for both classic and skating last week and they are both in very good shape. The classic tracks are still well defined and the skate portion had maybe an inch of snow on top but still very doable. Some of the skate only trails looked like they had fresh grooming. There are some leaves and twigs on the trail…[Read more]