Ski Confederation Information

Foothills Nordic Ski Club to operates and maintain ski trails at City of Calgary-owned Confederation Park Golf Course and Canmore Park.

The ski season is over for 2019-2020.  Thanks to all volunteers, operators and participants for a wonderful season at Confederation Golf Course.

 

Getting There: 3204 Collingwood Dr NW

Parking: Parking lot open early December through to March. Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. GATES WILL BE LOCKED AT CLOSING TIME! Ensure your vehicle is out of the lot.

Please respect community residents. If the lot is full, park along 19 St. or at Canmore Park.

Trails & Facilities: Approximately 6 km of classic and skate skiing suitable for beginners and up. Driving range is lit Monday through Thursday until 8:30 PM. There are no warming facilities. There is a porta-potty on site.

Confederation Park Trail Report

Confederation Ski Trail Map 2019-20

Shaganappi trails are maintained by Shaganappi Nordic Operations. The Shaganappi Trail report can be found HERE

About Foothills Nordic and the Calgary Nordic Alliance

In December 2016, Foothills Nordic received approval to operate Nordic trails at Confederation Park Golf Course. Overwhelming support from Calgarians for local Nordic skiing at Confederation led Foothills Nordic to spearhead an initiative to create a single voice for Nordic skiing in Calgary. This initiative led to the formation of the Calgary Nordic Alliance in October 2017.

The Calgary Nordic Alliance represents 12 local clubs (including Foothills Nordic) and retailers working in partnership with the City of Calgary to support reliable and accessible Nordic recreation and training opportunities for Calgarians, right here in the heart of our city. The Calgary Nordic Alliance believes that access to Nordic sports within the city fosters active, fun communities.

What does Calgary Nordic Alliance do?

The Calgary Nordic Alliance:

  • Advocates for and supports Nordic sports in Calgary.
  • Acts as a united voice representing the collective interests of Nordic clubs, retailers, partners and other supporters.
  • Addresses the need for Nordic facilities (cross-country skiing, biathlon and Nordic combined) in Calgary.
  • Acts as a single point of contact with policy makers, landowners, funders and other stakeholders.
  • Supports local operators through fund-raising and volunteer recruitment.

Foothills Nordic Ski Club and Calgary Ski Club, both volunteer-led, non-profit clubs, operate and maintain ski trails at the City of Calgary’s Confederation Park and Shaganappi Point golf courses through their operating agreements with the City. Thousands of volunteer hours are required each year to bring ski trails to Calgarians. These clubs need to reach beyond their member-bases to support reliable operations for the benefit of all Calgarians. The ski trails that these clubs maintain are open to the public, free of charge and accessible 24/7.

How you can help

The Calgary Nordic Alliance needs your help to ensure Nordic sport access in Calgary.

Background

In June of 2016, WinSport Canada announced the installation of a tube park through the cross-country ski trails at Canada Olympic Park for the 2016/17 season, leaving local skiers scrambling for ski trails in Calgary. Without alternate locations, our city of over one million people and home to the 1988 Winter Olympics did not have a Nordic ski facility with consistent and reliable snow conditions that offered safe terrain for all abilities.

Snowmaking and other enhancements at local golf courses improves the viability of cross-country skiing in Calgary, a lifestyle sport that keeps people of all ages and abilities leading active, healthy, outdoor lifestyles.