Trails to explore, tips to know, and more!
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or have yet to don a pair of Nordic skis, you NEED to try cross-country skiing this winter! The weather has been perfect, it’s fantastic exercise, a COVID-safe outdoor activity, the Leduc Region is packed with great trails – there are too many reasons to not give it a try!
Keep reading for all the must-know info about cross-country skiing in the Leduc Region – where the best trails are, where to rent equipment, and more…
Cross-Country Skiing in Leduc
Leduc Golf & Country Club
5725 Black Gold Dr, Leduc, AB
Over 6 km of well-maintained trails are waiting for you at the Leduc Golf & Country Club! Two separate loops of track wind through the natural landscape of the golf course, and are groomed approximately three times per week (with new groomers that were purchased from the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, nevertheless). The best part? Trails are open daily and FREE of charge to the public!
Here’s a few helpful tips to be aware of before you plan your next adventure here:
> Parking is available at the golf course clubhouse (be mindful of ongoing construction)
> Bring your own equipment (no rentals available on-site)
> Due to construction, there are currently no washrooms available
> Ski only on groomed trails, and leave the pets at home
> Trails are unsupervised, so ski with care
Looking for more info? Check out the City of Leduc’s webpage on ski trails, or the Leduc Golf & Country Club’s cross-country skiing section. Click HERE to download a trail map, or you can save the picture below!
Cross-Country Skiing in Devon
Devon Golf & Conference Centre
1130 RIVER VALLEY, Devon, AB
Located on and around the Devon Golf & Conference Centre and the Devon Lions Campground, the Devon Nordic Ski Club maintains over 4.5 km of excellently maintained trails in a forest setting. Complete with trails for all skill levels and killer views of the river valley, this area is truly a cross-country skier’s paradise.
For anything and everything related to cross-country skiing in Devon, we strongly encourage you to join the Facebook Group: Devon Nordic Ski Club – this is where you can find the most up-to-date info regarding routes, trail guidelines, grooming schedules, lessons, and more. The Devon Nordic Ski Club is a volunteer-run organization that takes pride in ensuring everybody has a pleasant experience on their trails, so don’t hesitate to reach out and ask your questions about trails, conditions, and events!
Where to Rent Equipment
Shift Happens Bicycle Repair Inc.
3 Superior St #104, Devon, AB
You don’t even have to go far to rent equipment, because you can find cross-country ski rentals right here in the Leduc Region! Shift Happens Bicycle Repair Inc. (located in Devon, AB) rents high-quality Nordic ski equipment at affordable prices to help locals & visitors make the most out of the awesome trails nearby. Interested in trying out snowshoeing or fat biking? They’ve got rentals for those too.
There’s no better time than now to get out and explore the beautiful cross-country trails we have right here in the Leduc Region! We would love to hear about your next outdoor adventure – tag us @discoverleduc and use the hashtag #DiscoverLeducRegion if you post about it on social media!