Cross country skiing, snowshoeing or fat biking along one of the nearly 130 km of winter trails is the best way that you can embrace Riding Mountain National Park in the winter season. This magical time of the year won’t let you down and will warm your heart.

Winter safety

In order to make the most of your outing and stay safe, here are a few guidelines to follow:

  • Plan your route around the forecast, snow conditions and distance.
  • Travel in groups.
  • Plan to be back before nightfall.
  • Let someone know your plans. Bring the right equipment to survive several hours in the cold. 
  • Extra change of clothes, first aid kit and fire-starting kit, orientation and communication kit (park map, compass, GPS, cellular phone, etc.)

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Winter Trails and the Riding Mountain Trail Stewards Association

Winter Trails in Riding Mountain are the result of the work of park staff, complemented by volunteers from the Riding Mountain Trail Stewards Association. This collaboration makes a real difference and volunteers are valued for their contributions. Be sure to share a little trail love if you meet them out on the trails this winter.

Wasagaming and Clear Lake

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate South Lake Track-set 17-01-2020: Trail is in good condition; minimal snow depth; Trail details
Easy Wasagaming Campground Trail: Wasagaming Campground Trail (long loop) Track-set 21-01-2020: Trail is in good condition;  
Easy Wasagaming Campground Trail: Wasagaming Campground Trail (medium loop) Track-set 21-01-2020: Trail is in good condition;  
Easy Wasagaming Campground Trail: Wasagaming Campground Trail (short loop) Track-set 21-01-2020: Trail is in good condition;  
Easy Wasagaming Townsite Trail Track-set 21-01-2020: minimal snow depth;  
Moderate Arrowhead Trail Winter conditions. 14-01-2020: Fresh snow; Trail details
Difficult Compound Ski Trail Track-set 21-01-2020: Trail is in good condition;  
Moderate Grey Owl Track-set 17-01-2020: Trail is in good condition; minimal snow depth; Trail details
Easy Brûlé Trail Winter conditions. 14-01-2020: Fresh snow; Trail details
Easy Lake Katherine Ski Trail Track-set 21-01-2020: minimal snow depth;  

Riding Mountain Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Beach Ridges Trail Track-set 22-01-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Boreal Trail Winter conditions. 14-01-2020: Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Bead Lakes Trail Winter conditions. 14-01-2020: Fresh snow; Trail details
Moderate Broadleaf Ski Trail Track-set 22-01-2020: Trail is in good condition;  
Difficult Crawford Creek Track-set 22-01-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Edwards Creek Ski Trail Track-set 22-01-2020: Trail is in good condition;  
Difficult Hilton Ski Trail Track-set 22-01-2020: Trail is in good condition;  
Easy Kippan's Mill Winter conditions. 14-01-2020: Fresh snow; Trail details
Difficult Moon Lake Winter conditions. 14-01-2020: Fresh snow; Trail details
Difficult Ochre River - Hwy 10 to Cairn's Cabin Closed. 14-11-2019: Closed ; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details

West Side and Lake Audy

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Moose Lake Ski Trail Track-set 05-01-2020: minimal snow depth;  
Easy Deep Lake Ski Trail Fair. 24-01-2020: Skier tracked;  

East Escarpment

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Bald Hill (TH to JET intersection) Track-set 22-01-2020: minimal snow depth; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (1- TH to Bald Hill Intersection) Unknown conditions. 13-12-2019: Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (2- Bald Hill interestion to JET intersection) Unknown conditions. 13-12-2019: Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (3- JET Intersection to Breezy Hill intersection) Unknown conditions. 13-12-2019: Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate North Escarpment: North Escarpment (4- Breezy Hill intersection to end of trail) Unknown conditions. 13-12-2019: Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Lake Trail Unknown conditions. 13-12-2019: Not yet maintained;  
Moderate Oak Ridge Track-set 22-01-2020: minimal snow depth; Trail details