Where Do We Ski?

Sundays:

We predominantly ski at Assiniboine Park!  You must “Follow” our website in order to receive updates/posts of where we are skiing each time.  Our meeting venue is often at the Duck Pond Shelter.  But when temperatures are very cold we often ski behind the Children’s Nature Garden, as well.  Unless otherwise indicated on a post, the park is where we start skiing most Sundays.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy operates the ski trails found within Assiniboine Park.

The blue coloured lines on this map show where some of the cross-country ski trails are being mechanically groomed in the winter.  Still more are groomed behind the Children’s Nature Garden.

Jeff Hampshire of Nordic X Ventures does the mechanical grooming of all cross-country ski trails in Assiniboine Park. Look for Twitter tweets from “Nordic X-Ventures” (@NordicXventures) to see when the trails were last mechanically groomed.

Thursdays:

Assiniboine Park Jackrabbit “Fast Rabbits” meet Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre.

The Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba (CCSAM) does the mechanical grooming of all cross-country ski trails at Windsor Park Nordic Centre.

ADDITIONAL SKI OUTINGS:

During the course of the ski season we may arrange to travel out of Winnipeg in order to experience the sport in various settings such as Falcon Ridge or Beaudry Park. There are many other beautiful ski trails located outside of Winnipeg and we encourage you to explore these trails at your leisure. The CCSAM website has excellent information on all ski trails in and out of the city. You may also contact the Coaches for their personal feedback on trails such as Shannondale, Burwalde Woods, Pumpkin Creek, Bittersweet, Grand Beach, Pinawa, etc.

4 responses to “Where Do We Ski?

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to connect with the Assiniboine Park jackrabbits. In past years I have skied on an excellent trail that is right off Corydon Avenue where the Terry Fox Fitness trail is, and they have made it into an ice skating trail.
    It was a great trail because it was sheltered from the wind and didn’t get blown in all the time.. Can you please let me know if they’re still grooming trails in Assiniboine Park and which trails are sheltered like that one.

    I am so disappointed that that trail is no longer there. I would be grateful for any ideas on trails like that one at Assiniboine Park.

    Thank you so much.
    Sally

    • Hello Sally,

      Yes that was a surprise disappointment. The ice skating trail was to have followed another route but somehow squashed the ski trail. Jeff the groomer has placed tracks adjacent to the tree line around the formal gardens and along Park Blvd. My son and I had success last week in following this track and, by crossing the road at the park gate, accessed the river for a wind-protected ski on an otherwise breezy afternoon.

      Skiers would seem to be a very quiet majority in the park and any comments placed towards the park administration would be helpful. The new construction within the park has also confused winter use, outside of the bricks and mortar areas, as well. Please be patient with the grooming as this is very weather dependant: too much wind in the forecast will probably cancel grooming for that day as anything put down will be blown in within an hour. I understand the want to ski in sheltered areas.

      Thanks for getting in touch with us and please contact me again as your comments are welcomed, read and will be passed on,

      Thanks

      Ihor

  2. Will the course still in this Sunday 17th March at duck pond in Assiniboine park? Thanks a lot

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