Red Deer’s Nordic Ski Trails

Through close collaboration between the City of Red Deer, River Bend Golf and Recreation Society and the Parkland Ski Club, over 30 km of groomed ski trails are available each winter throughout the Waskasoo Park system – right within the City boundaries.

The majority of the ski trails are centered in two areas:

Heritage Ranch/Great Chief Park (HR/GCP)

River Bend Golf and Recreation Area (River Bend).  We offer 4 km of lit ski trails, which can be turned on at dusk.  The lights will stay on until the park closes at 9 pm.  There are 3 lit loops each with their own on switch (red button) for users to activate as needed.  If you arrive and it is dark, you can turn on the lights for the evening!  A biathlon shooting range is also available at River Bend.


Shorter trail loops are also provided at Barrett Park, the Red Deer College lands and in various school playgrounds.

Great Chief Park-Kiwani’s Ski Trails Map

Heritage Ranch Ski Trails Map

River Bend Ski Trails Map

River Bend Night Lights Map

Click the “Trail Conditions button to see the most recent update on trail conditions.

For the latest local weather forecast, visit: Environment Canada City of Red Deer weather


Ski Trails outside of Red Deer

There are numerous opportunities to enjoy Nordic skiing throughout Alberta. Information on these other ski areas can be found at the following links:

Northern Alberta Trails Report
Ski Here! Cross Country Ski Conditions in Calgary, Kananaskis, Banff & Yoho
Canmore Nordic Centre
Canada Olympic Park (COP)
Kananaskis Park