Communities Help Prepare Cross Country Ski Trails In Riding Mountain National Park

News December 19, 2012

photo_ridingmt_groomRiding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, December 19, 2012 – Visitors will be able to enjoy some of the most popular cross country ski trails in Riding Mountain National Park this winter, thanks to the assistance of community members surrounding Riding Mountain National Park who submitted an unsolicited proposal to groom ski trails in the park for this winter.

A team of trail stewards and valued partners from the Riding Mountain Trail Stewards Association and the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park will groom select ski trails in the park. Group members have received training from park staff on how to use the grooming equipment and have started working on some trails.

This winter, visitors can enjoy an array of winter activities in Riding Mountain National Park such as cross country skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, and star gazing. Major roadways and parking lots will be cleared and some washrooms will be open.

Information about trail conditions and other updates will be available from Parks Canada information staff, Monday – Friday 8:00am-12:00 and 12:30-4:00pm and via the internet at any time.

As always, visitors are advised to use caution and be prepared for changing weather conditions when enjoying outdoor recreational activities, especially during the winter months.  For more information about safely planning a winter visit, go to:, or call Riding Mountain National Park at 204-848-7208.

Parks Canada works to ensure that Canada’s historic and natural heritage is presented and protected for the enjoyment, education and appreciation of all Canadians, today and in the future. Through a network of 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas, Parks Canada invites Canadians, and people from around the world, to experience Canada’s treasured natural and historic places.



Roger Schroeder
External Relations Manager
Riding Mountain National Park
George Hartlen
CAO Friends of RMNP
Chris Phillips
Elkhorn Resort & Conference Centre
Ian Sarna
RMTSA Member

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