Cross Country Skiing

Minnedosa & District Cross Country Ski Club

The Minnedosa Cross Country Ski Club formed in November of 1992 by a group of local skiers interested in promoting the sport in the Minnedosa Area. Squirrel Hills ski trail development started in 1991 by local ski enthusiasts and the Minnedosa and District Wildlife Association. In 1992, club members constructed a warm-up hut on the Squirrel Hills trail.

Since inception, the club has acquired a snowmobile, track setter, and fully developed Squirrel Hills ski trail, which includes full signage and a warm-up hut. Members have donated over 2000 hours of volunteer labor to develop the facilities and raise funds to purchase the equipment. Past club activities have included ski and waxing clinics and cross country ski books have been donated to the Minnedosa Regional Library.

The club presently grooms Squirrel Hills, located one kilometre west of Highway #10 & P.R. #355 and the local golf course. Squirrel Hills is a sheltered scenic trail that winds through the hills west of Minnedosa. The trail is suited to skiers who have some experience as it has numerous hills. The local golf course is utilized by beginner to intermediate skiers. Due to its open nature, this trail is exposed to wind that is a challenge to keep a trail, and skiers must dress warm on cool windy days.

The Squirrel Hills trail is open to the public for bird watching, cycling, horseback riding and hiking in the off season. Since trails are tracked specifically for skiers, Snowshoers and Winter Hikers are not allowed on Squirrel Hills during the ski season. Unauthorized motorized vehicles (ATV’s, snowmobiles, 4×4’s) are not allowed on this trail at anytime.

Memberships Available and Donations accepted.

Click here to download a Minnedosa & District X-Country Ski Club Membership form.

2011/12 and 2012/13 X-C Ski Report

Address: Box 107
Contact: Tom Instance
Phone: 204-867-3896