- Length: 14 km loop
- Elevation gain: 105 m
- Trailhead: Spray River West Trailhead
- Double trackset with skating lane and then single trackset
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
There is a small parking lot at the trailhead located beyond the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on Spray Ave.
When to go
Dates can vary based on conditions
It’s best to keep moving and avoid stopping in the avalanche paths that cross the river 4.5-5 km from the trailhead.
Drop into the cozy Waldhaus restaurant for a hot drink after your ski.
To really earn your lunch, extend your day by starting further east in Kananaskis and coming all the way down the Goat Creek trail to ski into Banff.
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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