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.

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 2020-2021

Confederation Nordic Operations works with Foothills Nordic Ski Club to maintain trails at Confederation Park Golf Course. Foothills Nordic Ski Club is a volunteer-led, non-profit club.  Confederation Nordic Operations operates and maintains ski trails at the Confederation Park Golf Course through their operating agreements with the City. Thousands of volunteer hours are required each year to bring ski trails to Calgarians. These groups 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 Confederation Nordic Operations 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.

 

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