Discover your Eastman Adventure: Fantastic Skiing Locations

Who’s ready to get their ski game on? There are endless opportunities for all kinds of skiing in the Eastman Region; whether you’re looking for a challenge to better your skills, a relaxing glide to take in the beauty of surrounds you, or a downhill thrilling adventure, you can find it here.

For more fantastic Eastman skiing locations, visit our blog, 5 Awesome Eastman Skiing Locations, or visit Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba’s website.

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Agassiz Provincial Forest (Lac du Bonnet)

Groomed and maintained by the Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club, Agassiz Provincial Forest is 10 km worth of fun! With gentle inclines and winds through rolling gravel ridges, mature and plantation forest with spruce bogs and poplar bluff, and plenty of wildlife to encounter, your adventure at Agassiz Provincial Forest will not be soon forgotten. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll fall in love with these trails!

Please note that logging of the Blue and Red trails started in fall 2020, so those trails no longer exist. Here is an up-to-date map of the trails.

And if you’re looking for ski rentals (or snowshoe rentals) in the area, visit Winnipeg River Recreation District. Their program, Borrow for Free, offers free rentals for ski and snowshoe equipment!

Grand Beach Provincial Park (Grand Beach)

Grand Beach Provincial Park offers some of the best cross country skiing opportunities! From the soothing scenery, the abundance of wildlife to the thrill of their more advanced trails, there’s something for everyone at Grand Beach!

All five designated routes begin and end at the same staging area. Each is rated for different skill levels: the Jack Pine (2.6 km) and Blueberry (3.2 km) trails are recommended for novices; intermediate skiers will enjoy the Boulder Hill (6.1 km) and Beaver Pond (13.3 km) trails; and expert skiers will find the Squirrel Run (2.6 km) challenging.

Follow this link for the trail map.

 

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Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes (Falcon Lake)

In the winter months, Falcon Lake is best known for its skiing! And we can see why. At Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes, you can have a relaxing glide down their ski trails or a thrilling downhill adventure that will get your heart pumping! However you want to experience your skiing adventure, whatever skill level you’re comfortable with, you can find it at Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes!

With twelve alpine ski runs, tube runs with lift, 30 km of world-class Nordic ski trails (skate and classic) free for anyone to use, and much more, you’ll fall in love with the endless possibilities here.

Falcon Ridge’s trail system also connects with the South Whiteshell trail, offering an additional 40 km of trails to explore!

They even offer equipment rentals and lessons!

Follow this link for their map.

For information on Falcon Ridge’s Covid-19 protocols, please follow this link.

Quarry Oaks Golf Course (Ste. Anne)

Are you ready for a breathtaking adventure? Experience a diverse landscape of gentle hills, wetlands, open areas, and aspen woods at Quarry Oaks Golf Course. With over 12 km of pristine classic tracks, along with skate ski groomed trails, you can go on the skiing adventure you crave!

The trails are groomed and maintained by the hardworking volunteers of the Sandilands Ski Club. Their Jack Rabbits Ski Program (while not running at the moment) is a fantastic family-centered program designed to introduce children to the incredible sport of cross country skiing. From encouraging living an active lifestyle, teaching and developing their skills and technique, and simply showing how fun skiing is, this program is a gem!

For the trail maps, please follow this link.

 

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Sandilands Provincial Forest

Experience the almost magical beauty of Sandilands Provincial Forest! With incredible wildlife wandering through the trails, gorgeous landscapes of Red Pine, Birch, and Poplar trees, and trails that wind up and down ancient glacial moraines, you’ll never want to leave Sandilands Forest.

With 38 km worth of classic ski trails, you can spend hours upon hours exploring and discovering the unique scenery. The terrain is perfect for all skill levels, whether you want a relaxing glide or looking for a challenge to hone your skills.

The trails in Sandilands Provincial Forest are groomed and maintained by the Sandilands Ski Club‘s wonderful volunteer. Follow this link for trail maps.

 

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