About 10 minutes west of Lac du Bonnet just off PR 317, you will find the Lac du Bonnet ski trails.

There are just over 11 kilometres of groomed trails that take you through parts of the beautiful Agassiz Provincial Forest. These trails are great for beginners and more experienced skiers alike, since there are a few rolling hills, but nothing too steep or high. Pinawa’s ski trails are also a skier’s paradise.

According to the Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba, Pinawa’s trails include seven kilometres of rolling skating and classic trail on the Pinawa Golf Course, 40 kilometres of classic trails in Canadian Shield forest, and a 1.2-kilometre lighted trail. They’re also used for the annual Manitoba Loppet held in Pinawa, the longest running annual cross-country ski race in the province.

There are no memberships required to ski the Lac du Bonnet or Pinawa trails. They are open for anyone to enjoy, although donations to the two ski clubs that maintain them are greatly appreciated. For Lac du Bonnet trail maps go to http://ow.ly/NBQy30bigc4. Donation cheques can be mailed to Box 1198, Lac du Bonnet MB, R0E 1A0. Pinawa’s trail maps are available at whiteshellskiclub.com as is a donation form.

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