- Length: 20 km return
- Elevation gain: 60 m loss
- Trailhead: Great Divide Trailhead
- Double trackset with skating lane
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
Limited parking is available at the Great Divide trailhead. Plan to arrive early and come prepared with an alternative plan in case parking is full.
When to go
Dates can vary based on conditions
Check trail conditions with Parks Canada before heading out to see when the trail was last groomed and trackset.
This trail is also used by dogsled tours, who kick up a lively and very entertaining fuss before setting out for their morning tours.
Park a car 15 minutes west of Lake Louise at Lake O’Hara and ski an extra 3 km to make this a downhill one-way trip.
New to cross-country skiing? Sign up for a lesson to learn the ropes.
Check the Parks Canada Trail Report for up to date conditions.
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