Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

Winter trails in Banff National Park are open for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter walking. Walking trails are not groomed, so fresh snowfall provides ideal conditions for snowshoeing. Allow us to help you plan your winter day on the trails with maps, information and snowshoe rentals at our General Store.

Castle Mountain Chalets is the staging area for three trails encompassing over 15Kms of trail.

Trail #1 runs parallel to the Bow Valley parkway and is track set from Castle Mountain Chalets to Baker Creek for a 14 km trip one way.

Trail #2 is a short beginners trail that runs from Castle Mountain Chalets around the Campgrounds and back for a 2Km loop.

Trail #3 is a 3km loop around the hostel.

Lake Louise to Banff Loppet

Castle Mountain Chalets is pleased to sponsor this annual 71 km cross-country ski event that was first held in 1929. Today the popular event attracts up to 20 teams and 40 individual skiers and is organized in conjunction with the Banff Winter Festival.

Register for the next Loppet here!