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Hornbeck Trails

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 cookies and hot chocolate get-together for all ages that both happen every Sunday from 1:00-2:00 p.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.

 The directions are:

  • Proceed west on Highway 16 from Edson about 6 kms, to Range Road 183 (at the Branch Corner).  There will be a blue sign with white lettering directing you to the “Hornbeck Forest Recreation Area” with a cross country skier symbol.
  • Go north (right) on Range Road 183 (paved) about 6 kms to its end at a T-intersection.
  • Follow the cross country skier sign west (left) on Township Road 534 (gravel) for about 1.5 kms to its end at a T-intersction.
  • Follow the cross country skier sign north (right) on Range Road 184 (gravel) for about 1 km.
  • The Hornbeck Trails parking lot is on your left.

Happy Trails!

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 biathletes. 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.

Silver Summit

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.

County Offices

EDSON OFFICE (MAIN)

2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066

WILDWOOD OFFICE

53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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