Cross Country Ski Cascade Fire Road - Banff National Park

North Edworthy Park

Bowness Road and Shagannappi Trail · Calgary, AB

How to find us

Look for the White Ford Explorer

Location image of event venue


Description: One of the most popular trails in the Rocky Mountains. The snow is usually good and this trail is one of the first to be track-set.

This trail is well maintained and is marked with trail number signs (#1). It climbs up for a short distance then descends to the road. Beyond this, follow the fire road for as far as you like. it climbs a bit but only just enough to give you a thrill on the way back down.

There will be two trip leaders for the event. Lori / aka Tigger will lead the moderate skiers and Erika will lead the fast paced skiers. When responding, please answer the question "whether you are a moderate or fast paced skier."

Distance: 13 Kilometers to Stony Creek (one-way)

Height Gain: 180 Meters

Maximum Elevation: 1,480 Meters

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Event Coordinators: For inquires, please contact the event coordinators Lori, aka Tigger, at [masked] or (403)[masked] or Erika Harrison at (403)[masked] or [masked]. On the day of the event, please call or texted Lori at 403)[masked] or Erika at (403)[masked].

Meeting Time and Place: Please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m., in the northeast corner of the Edworthy Parking Lot, to arrange carpooling as we will be departing at 8:00 a.m. sharp.

Driving Distance: Approximately 1 Hour and 40 Minutes / 120 Kilometers one way. The Club suggests a compensation of $0.06 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s) of the carpools. (Approximately $15.00 to $18.00)

Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by telephone or by email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Participants are asked to contact the trip leader if they have a change of plans.

What to Bring: Please see the standard Day Trips Checklist under Resources on the Club website.

Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to 'try us out' on a couple of events. Please complete a Guest Waiver ( ) and bring it with you.

Apre Skiing: For those that are interested, we will be stopping in Canmore on the return trip to North Edworthy Park for some refreshments and / or light snacks.