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> Hornbeck Trails Conditions March 31, 2023: The ski season has ended. The gate to the parking lot is locked. The trails are still mostly snow covered, and you can still ski, but there will be no more grooming and track setting. Bare spots are rapidly appearing, and it’s very icy. We had a nice long ski season. Soon it will be time for summer activities.
– Marshall Hoke, Trails coChair
Muskeg Flyers Nordic Ski Club, Edson
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 Marshall Hoke at 780-723-2460.
Directions to Hornbeck Trails:
- From Edson, go west on Hwy 16 about 6 kms, to Range Road 183 (at the Branch Corner).
- Follow the sign directing you to the “Hornbeck Forest Recreation Area”.
- Go north on Range Road 183 (paved) for 6 kms.
- Follow the cross country skier sign west (left) on Township Road 534 (gravel) for about 1.5 kms.
- 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.
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, a small ski jump, two shelters, and a 1.5 km luge run.
As well, there is a 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.
Nordic trails on Trailforks
(be sure to click on Nordic ski under the sub-map “Activity Type”)
Silver Summit Ski Hill
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.