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 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

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.