Turtle Mountain Provincial Park grooms 34 kilometres of trails for winter use. Since 2019-2020, the park has had new grooming equipment and is now grooming 28K of trails with a single classic track beside a multi-use track — skate skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and walking. Snowshoeing and fat biking can usually occur on a skate track without negatively impacting it.
The Dunseith trail south of the Adam Lake shelter and the John Lake trail (6K in total) are narrower, so they are only packed.
There is a new warming hut down at John Lake, where previously there was only a three sided shelter. It features a skylight and the tiniest wood stove ever. The new cabin marks the end of the line; the old trail along the US border is no longer maintained. But less than 1K south of the Vista Trail & James Lames Lake Trail intersection, there is a new Canntastic trail connecting over to the south end of Dunseith. The new map at the trailhead reflects this change, but the small maps at trail intersections do not.
Adam Lake Trails map (January 2022)
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. There are also new Adventure Huts.
The local ski community has an excellent relationship with the Turtle Mountain Park staff . The trails are consistently well groomed.
Turtle Mountain Nordic Ski Club’s Facebook page
Turtle Mountain Nordic Ski Club’s Instagram page
Trail Conditions (interactive map, updated in real time) reported by Manitoba Parks.
See below for reports submitted by skiers.
Kevin Miller posted an update in the group Turtle Mountain Provincial Park 3 months, 2 weeks ago
13 Charleswood Ski Club members are skiing at Turtle Mountain this weekend. On Saturday, we were fortunate that the temperature was just below zero to near zero, so the icy snow was softish in many places. Where it was hard-icy, it was treacherous.
Thursday’s grooming was a half trail width, which including one classic track. The classic tracks…[Read more]
Earl Isaak posted an update in the group Turtle Mountain Provincial Park 5 months ago
There is thick hoar frost on every tree. Skate and classic trails are freshly groomed. Beautiful skiing.
KatG posted an update in the group Turtle Mountain Provincial Park 5 months, 1 week ago
Skied the eastern-ish trails and enjoyed seeing the James Lake Cabin for the first time. I’ve never skied there and the trails were absolutely amazing. Impeccably groomed, scenic and lots of rolling hills.Well done to the Provincial Park staff and local Turtle Mountain Nordic Ski Club. Fellow skiers were super friendly. Trails are a bit chunky i…[Read more]