Right now, snow conditions are perfect for a short trip to Sinnot Hill off Hwy. 549. Threepoint Creek is frozen, 9999 trail is hard-packed having been well trodden to the low pass and up onto the hill tops to the southeast where the views are.
This is an update of my 2016 article. Since then Friends of Kananaskis Country volunteers have brushed-out more kilometres of trail and even created a completely new one. This allows me to suggest more loops for snowshoers to enjoy from the easy 3.8 km South Sawmill Loop to a demanding 10.8 km Sawmill North Tour.
There’s now a well thought out network of snowshoe/winter walking trails in lower Peter Lougheed Provincial Park that enables snowshoers to create their own short and long loops starting from parking lots at Elk Pass, Boulton Bridge, Boulton Creek, Elkwood, William Watson Lodge, Canyon, the Discovery Centre and Pocaterra.
Torpor is a new snowshoe/winter biking trail in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. The 6.3 km loop is easy with a few long hills and three very short steep ones out of Boulton Bridge parking lot.
The new snowshoe trail on the terraces above Kananaskis Village is a welcome addition to the original short loops. It makes a 4.4 km loop and allows for a 6 km snowshoe if combined with the original loops. It loops around Terrace and Terrace Link trails, briefly criss-crossing Aspen.