White Butte Trails Info
The White Butte Recreation Site, 20 minutes east of Regina, features 15 kilometers of regularly groomed trails through gently rolling, treed terrain. Amenities include a parking lot, warm-up hut and outdoor toilets. There are also 1.5 kilometers of specially designated trails & a separate parking lot for pets & walkers. Neither walkers nor pets are allowed on the winter ski trails due to the risk of injury to all, and to maintain trail quality.
The Regina Ski Club (RSC) through a formal agreement with Saskatchewan Parks(TPCS) manages this facility during the winter. See the Trail Condition page for up-to-date snow condition reports and this page for directions to the trailhead and a trail map.
The objective is to provide high quality cross-country ski trails for recreational and competitive skiers for both classic and skating techniques. The skating track (full width initially) is packed first to establish a base. The classic track (two parallel groves) is ‘set’ to one side as soon as there is sufficient snow to cover all ground litter. The Marsh trail is a designated classic area (no skating) to be skied-in manually until there is enough snow to use machinery.
Frequent trail grooming is required for optimal skiing conditions making it necessary to appeal for donations. In the absence of trail fees, a daily donation in the trailhead cash box or a seasonal donation by mail is suggested.
Cheques can be made out to the Regina Ski Club/White Butte Trail donation and mailed to:
White Butte Trails: How to Get There
The White Butte Trails main trailhead is about 3 kilometres straight north of Emerald Park / White City and 3 kilometres straight east of Pilot Butte. Directions:
• From north Regina: Head east on Highway 46, which is accessible from north Winnipeg, McDonald or Fleet Streets. Drive 13.1 km east of Fleet St to the Franks Lake Road, where there is a Cross-Country Skier sign. Turn right and drive south 1.6km, crossing the CPR main line tracks. The White Butte Trails trailhead is on your right, but you will see only the back of the large trail sign.
• From south Regina: Head east on #1 Highway 14.4 km from the Ring Road to the intersection of Hwy #48 on the eastern edge of White City. Turn north, crossing the westbound #1 to the service road. Turn west for 600 metres, then go north for 3.2 km until you see the White Butte Trails sign on your left. Watch for the Cross-Country Skier signs to direct you at each turn.