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St Albert Nordic Ski Club takes responsibility for creating and maintaining cross country ski trails on the eastern edge of St. Albert. Follow Sturgeon Road to the City of St. Albert Kingswood Park Shelter where there is lots of parking and a heated shelter with washrooms (see the City of St. Albert website for access limitations during COVID). Around the shelter, the groomers maintain loops for both classic and skating technique. There is night skiing with a 1 km lit loop in Kingswood Park and a connecting 2 km street light lit trail that runs parallel to Sturgeon Road. When conditions are suitable, the club packs and tracks a section of the Sturgeon River to further expand the ski trail system.
Trail maintenance is done by volunteers. Your support to cover ongoing costs of maintaining the trails and grooming equipment is appreciated. Please consider becoming a member of our ski club or donating to help us maintain the trails for public use.
*Sturgeon County Trails*
SANSC has been working hard with Sturgeon County, the City of St. Albert, the Riverlot 56 stewardship group, Cantiro Communities, and the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course to bring you new trails! Our network has officially expanded from the edge of Riverlot 56 into Sturgeon County towards Bellerose Drive and Starkey Road. This new trail network almost doubles the length of available trails and provides access from the Bellerose River Park. No access is provided from the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course.
Please help us by:
Staying on the groomed trails shown on the map.
Keeping the trails free of garbage.
Respecting the adjacent landowners.
Staying off the river except at groomed crossings.
**If you notice ATVs or Snowmobiles destroying the tracks please call Sturgeon County and make a report. Each time the trails are destroyed it takes hours of volunteer time to repair them and we can only do that if we have enough snow. Your help is appreciated! You can make a difference if you see the trails getting destroyed by a quick call to Sturgeon County 780-939-4321 to make a report.
Click here for the most current trail map.
Parking lots can be found in St. Albert at Kingswood Park and at the baseball diamonds off Sturgeon Road. Parking in Sturgeon County can be found at the Bellerose River Park off Bellerose Drive near Villa Drive.
Surrounding Cross-Country Ski Areas
There are also numerous ski areas around the capital region including multiple locations in the Edmonton river valley, as well as outlying areas such as Blackfoot Recreation Area, Strathcona Wilderness Centre, Chickakoo Recreation Area, and Elk Island National Park. Click on the links below for more information - note that Elk Island and Strathcona Wilderness Center both require admission fees.