The Hornbeck Trails span a total distance of 37.4 km. Located only 15 km west of Edson, this area offers superb cross-country ski trails. This is a very well maintained trail system thanks to the "Muskeg Flyers" Ski Club.
The Muskeg Flyers offer an active Jackrabbit group that offers lessons for ages 4 & up, and a cookies and hot chocolate get-together for all ages that both happen every Sunday from 1:00-2:00p.m. at the warm-up shelter.
Whether you are just beginning, or are an advanced skier/hiker, these trails are sure to please all. For more information on the Hornbeck Trails or the Muskeg Flyers contact Vivian Williams at 780-712-1906.
Follow the X-Country Ski signs that mark the way!
Athabasca Lookout & Nordic Centre
The Nordic Lookout Center contains over 2,400 acres and boasts 35 km of expertly groomed world-class trails. The Centre also includes a biathlon range, two large training grids, a telemark hill, small ski jump, two shelters, and a 1.5 km luge run.
As well, there is 1.5 km of trail that is lit up at night for those adventurous night skiers/hikers. The club has an active Jackrabbit program for both cross country skiers and biatheletes. Day ski passes can be purchased at the self registration kiosk at the lodge.
For more information contact Doug at 780-865-5622 or Mark 780-865-1929 or visit www.hintonnordic.ca.
With great elevation, over a thousand foot vertical drop, a north east exposure and over 10 feet of snow on average annually. Together it creates excellent conditions from early December to late April making Silver Summit a favorite destination for many residents and visitors to Yellowhead County and the surrounding areas.
With a 17,000 sq ft lodge that houses 22 hostel style rooms sleeping up to 8, and central washrooms and showers, and a full service cafeteria and lounge Silver Summit can accommodate a large amount of people while charging minimal prices.
With a remote, yet close to Edson, location Silver Summit offers a wide variety of options for winter enthusiasts. The area is located in a central location on an immense snow machine trail network that links up with Edson, Silver Summit and Fox Creek.
More information can be found at www.skisilversummit.ca or by calling 780-447-4476.