"Cross-country skiing in Alberta: There's so much to love!"
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Our top reasons for Nordic skiing in Alberta are as varied as the terrain you can stride and glide over. And that’s the beauty of cross-country skiing; you can do it on the flats, river valleys or in the mountains. Heck, there is nothing wrong with setting tracks in the yard or along the boulevard. Check out our top reasons and places to toss on the skis.
New to Nordic skiing? Welcome! Here’s your chance to learn something new without spending a fortune. Find cross-country ski clubs like the Vermilion Nordic Centre where rentals are available at the clubhouse for as little as ten bucks per day. Vermilion is only two hours east of Edmonton and is hometown to Olympic Gold medalist in cross-country skiing (and Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency Athlete Committee) Beckie Scott. The clubhouse is in the Vermilion Provincial Park with over 15 kilometres of rolling prairies and river valleys out every door of the restored 1905 train station.
Other places to rent Nordic ski gear onsite in Alberta, include the Canmore Nordic Centre, Kananaskis Outfitters in K-Country, Pure Outdoors and Totem Ski Shop in Jasper, Chateau Lake Louise, and Trail Sports in Canmore.