Skiing in Yellowhead County

Hornbeck Trail

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The Hornbeck Trails span a total distance of 37.4 km. Located only 15 km west of Edson, this area offers superb cross-country ski trails. This is a very well maintained trail system thanks to the “Muskeg Flyers” Ski Club.

The Muskeg Flyers offer an active Jackrabbit group that offers lessons for ages 4 & up, and cookies and hot chocolate get-together for all ages that both happen every Sunday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the warm-up shelter.

Whether you are just beginning, or are an advanced skier/hiker, these trails are sure to please all. For more information on the Hornbeck Trails or the Muskeg Flyers contact Vivian Williams at 780-712-1906.

  • Directions Hornbeck Trails:

    • Proceed west on Highway 16 from Edson about 6 kms, to Range Road 183 (at the Branch Corner).
    • There will be a blue sign with white lettering directing you to the “Hornbeck Forest Recreation Area” with a cross country skier symbol.
    • Go north (right) on Range Road 183 (paved) about 6 kms to its end at a T-intersection.
    • Follow the cross country skier sign west (left) on Township Road 534 (gravel) for about 1.5 kms to its end at a T-intersction.
    • Follow the cross country skier sign north (right) on Range Road 184 (gravel) for about 1 km.
      The Hornbeck Trails parking lot is on your left.
  • Hornbeck Trails Report – March 25, 2020

    Hornbeck Trails conditions April 1, 2020:

    We have received about 8 cms of new snow in the past week.  The trails were all groomed and track set this morning.  Conditions are excellent.  Winter continues, Happy Trails!

    People have been walking and snowshoeing on the trails, which damages the trails, especially in the warm afternoon temperatures.  If you see a person walking or snowshoeing on the trails, ask them politely to not do that.  There are snowshoe trails in Willmore Park, and there are walking trails in town and Willmore Park.

    780-723-2460
    bigeddie@telus.net

     Directions can be found here.

Silver Summit Ski Hill

www.silversummit.ca

Silver Summit is family owned and operated and has been in business for over 40 years. Silver Summit was started by a small group of people that recognized the need for a large ski area in Alberta that was away from the National Parks. With great elevation, over a thousand-foot vertical drop, a northeast exposure and over 10 feet of snow on average annually. Please visit their website or call for the current operations schedule. 

Athabasca Lookout & Nordic Centre

The Nordic Lookout Center contains over 2,400 acres and boasts 35 km of expertly groomed world-class trails. The Centre also includes a biathlon range, two large training grids, a telemark hill, small ski jump, two shelters, and a 1.5 km luge run.

As well, there is 1.5 km of trail that is lit up at night for those adventurous night skiers/hikers. The club has an active Jackrabbit program for both cross-country skiers and biathletes. Day ski passes can be purchased at the self registration kiosk at the lodge.For more information contact Doug at 780-865-5622 or Mark 780-865-1929 or visit www.hintonnordic.ca.

The Nordic Lookout Center contains over 2,400 acres and boasts 35 km of expertly groomed world-class trails. The Centre also includes a biathlon range, two large training grids, a telemark hill, small ski jump, two shelters, and a 1.5 km luge run.

As well, there is 1.5 km of trail that is lit up at night for those adventurous night skiers/hikers. The club has an active Jackrabbit program for both cross-country skiers and biathletes. Day ski passes can be purchased at the self registration kiosk at the lodge.For more information contact Doug at 780-865-5622 or Mark 780-865-1929 or visit www.hintonnordic.ca.