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Grooming ski trails takes time, expertise and care. To build a solid foundation of snow that allows ski trails to withstand heavy use by cross-country skiers requires an intensive effort by groomers. Up to three passes are needed to condition and level snow and a fourth pass to finish and set classical and skating tracks. In total, it takes one hour to prepare each kilometre of ski trail in average snow conditions.

The City follows a grooming priority to prepare the trail system. Under normal conditions, sites will be groomed in the established order until they have all been set for skiing. City staff work hard to ensure all tracks are set as listed on the schedule, but please know that weather conditions may alter the schedule slightly. The grooming priority is as follows:

River Valley Operations

Priority

 Location

 Frequency

#1

Victoria Golf Course and Park

 Monday, Wednesday & Friday
(other days as required)

#2

Hawrelak Park

 Monday, Wednesday & Friday
(other days as required)

#3

Riverside Golf Course

 Monday, Wednesday & Friday
(other days as required)

#4

Kinsmen Park

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

#5

Hermitage Park

Tuesdays and Thursdays

#6

Argyll Park

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Weekend track setting and grooming will take place as needed throughout the ski season.

For More Information

Parks and River Valley Operations - General Information

Telephone In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton:  780-442-5311
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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