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Snow Information
Current Condition Good
Snow Depth 20 cm
New Snow 2 cm
Trail Information
Trail Condition Hard Packed
Number of Trails 4
Total Length of Trails 62 km
Open Trails (total length) 39 km
Track Set Trails (total length) 21 km
Skate Set Trails (total length) 39 km
Groomed Trails? Yes
Last Groomed: 22/01/2021
Warm Up Shelters? No
Rental Equipment? No
Link to Map Map
Additional Information
Today (Friday, January 22nd), the trails are being touched up after we received 2cm of fresh snow. The 18km loop around Marie Louise Lake is fully groomed for skating and a 12km roadway section of this loop (Marie Louise Drive) has a classic track set. Snow depths are thin, especially where the trail follows the lake's windy shoreline and gravel is occasionally on the trail's surface. The 6km section on the eastern shoreline (presently skate-only) has brush protruding through the snow. Rock skis are still a good idea on this popular loop. Parking is available at the Marie Louise Lake Gatehouse, or at a small lot located 4km north of the Campground where Highway 587 intersects Marie Louise Lake. Ice depths are approaching 40cm on Marie Louise Lake, therefore, the piston-bully could see some action, once we get more snow. The 11.4km Burma Trail was groomed 2 weeks ago and remains a work in progress. Again, more snow in the campground area is required before grooming remote trails with the Snow-Cat is possible. The 9.2km Thunder Bay Lookout Road was groomed for skate and classic with a Ginsu-Groomer. Conditions are excellent, though a bit icy, and caution is required on the screaming-fast downhills along this roadway. The Rita Lake parking lot at the start of the Thunder Bay Lookout Road is plowed. Please proceed 200m into the lot to the turnaround, then backtrack towards the highway and park single-file only on the right side of the road. Do not block the entry to the Thunder Bay Lookout Road as our Park Maintenance Foreman offloads grooming equipment at this location. Please remember to maintain 2-metre physical-distancing at all times and avoid congregating at parking lots.


one quarter full snowflake Poor Condition

one half full snowflake Fair Condition

threee quarter full snowflake Good Condition

full snowflake Excellent Condition

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