Skate and ski your way along dozens of kilometers of trails through the breathtaking snow covered townsite, campground and the many groomed trails in RMNP. Services are limited in the winter months so please call ahead to book accommodations and plan your trip.
Hearing nothing but the rustle of the wind and the swish of your skis, seeing the sun on snow-covered aspen, pine and spruce, catching a glimpse of wildlife, savouring the opportunity to be outdoors – these are the joys that cross-country skiing has to offer! Cross-country skiing in Riding Mountain allows you to enjoy the haunting serenity of the boreal forest, the silver-barked sentinels guarding the aspen parkland, or the gnarled-limbed grandfather oak of the mixed wood deciduous forests to the east.
In addition, you get the benefit of great aerobic exercise as you put your skis in the groomed tracks and see where they lead you. There are 26 trails in Riding Mountain National Park as well as many wonderful skiing opportunities in surrounding communities, all groomed by dedicated volunteers.
You can choose to visit one of the highest elevation cross-country ski sites in Manitoba at Crawford Creek Trail; or one of the most challenging day skis – Moon Lake Trail; the lovely and gentle Whirlpool Lake Trail; or a night ski under lights in Wasagaming Campground. Riding Mountain provides so many choices that all ages and abilities of skiers will find fitting and memorable experiences.
SKI RENTALS AVAILABLE AT:
Elkhorn Resort (Front Desk)
3 Mooswa Dr E, Onanole