Canada’s bountiful winter blanket of snow is a Nordic skiing mecca, offering countless trails and endless wilderness for enthusiasts of all ages and experience. Whether you’re up for a gentle glide through an old-growth forest, a heart-stopping downhill blast or a tour into the pristine backcountry wilds, Canada’s got your cross-country fix!
Considering a trip into Canada’s winter playground? Ensure you are thoroughly prepared before you head out – avalanches in avalanche terrain and quick-changing weather are just two of the challenges you might face.
Regardless of your skills and experience, follow these tips for a safe and enjoyable outing:
- Plan your trip and leave a Trip Plan.
- Check the weather and avalanche conditions in your area.
- Select trails that are within your ability and limits.
- Stay on marked trails and ski in the specified direction on one-way trails.
From well-groomed trails to off-piste terrain, it doesn’t matter how you take advantage of all this incredible province has to offer…you’ve just got to “Get informed + go outdoors!”