Kalyna Country…Winter Wonders!
With winter taking up five months of the year, there’s plenty of time to get outdoors and enjoy the snow. Snowboard or downhill ski, snowmobile, skate, cross-country ski, snowshoe, and dog sled in and around Kalyna Country. The numerous parks and recreational areas designate certain trails for winter activities so that you can enjoy the wonder of nature all year round. So slip on those mitts and enjoy the vast beauty of the Kalyna Country landscapes, as they lie blanketed with snow.
Cross-Country Skiing – There are over 300 kilometres of trails for cross-country skiing in Kalyna Country. Many trails are packed and groomed regularly, the majority of which are located at Elk Island National Park and Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area – the host of North America’s largest Classic Cross-Country Ski race – The Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival held the second weekend in February annually. See Trails & Natural Areas.
Snowmobiling – There are hundreds and hundreds of kilometers of snowmobile trails maintained by a dozen snowmobile clubs in communities throughout the area. There are numerous rallies, snow drags throughout the region. For a complete list of clubs and their activities, contact the Alberta Snowmobile Association.
Long Lake Ski Hill
Long Lake, AB
Long Lake Ski Area is now open for the season!!
Smoky Lake Trail Twisters – Snowmobile Club
Smoky Lake, AB
Phone number: (780) 656-4192
A.S.A. award winners 100 km of well signed trails; complete with camp kitchen, solar panel, wood stove and washrooms.