Experience Jasper's New Decoigne Cross-Country Ski Area

February 11, 2014
by Tourism Jasper

Skiers and winter enthusiasts are making the very most of the newly launched Decoigne Ski area, Jasper National Park - donning their skis and snowshoes to explore the area’s trails.
 
Located in the snowy west end of Jasper National Park, Decoigne is the first cross country ski area to be developed in Canada’s mountain National Parks in decades. Opened by Parks Canada for the 2014 winter season, the new trail system features 20 kilometers of quality, groomed trails – ideal for all levels of classic cross-country skiers, skate skiers and snowshoers.
 
“It’s the perfect addition to the winter bucket-list for Jasper National Park!” comments Mary Darling, CEO, Tourism Jasper.
 
“Jasper is an incredibly diverse, outdoor winter playground just waiting to be discovered and the Decoigne area offers yet another excuse to get outdoors and really enjoy the season; a fantastic addition to experiences such as downhill skiing, skating, touring the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk and snowshoeing. Since the launch of the new Decoigne area, we’ve seen it be warmly welcomed by visitors who want to experience the freedom and exhilaration of venturing out into the Park, with the ease of following a groomed trail.”
 
Fast Facts about Decoigne Ski Area:
  • Decoigne (pronounced Duh-coin) is uniquely located near meandering meadows, old railway beds and highways past.
  • A new warming hut keeps adventurers toasty while they wax their skis or take a break. Parks Canada has installed a group fire pit, a new privy and a new parking area to help facilitate a positive experience.
  • This new trail system will receive priority grooming after snowfalls.
  • The area features great winter wildlife habitat. Recreationalists are often rewarded with a unique glimpse into the animal world as the prints from elk, moose, deer, wolves and lynx reveal their movements.
For further information, see Parks Canada’s ‘winter in Jasper National Park Guide’ and ‘Cross-Country Trails Guide’. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available from many winter retail outlets in Jasper town site.
 
For inspiration and information on winter activities in Jasper National Park, including information on Jasper’s events and accommodation, see jasper.travel.

For more information please contact:
Kymberley Hill
Tourism Jasper
Phone: 780-931-6979
Email: kymberley@jaspercanadianrcockies.com
 
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