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Free Ski & Snowshoe Use

Affordable Winter Fun for Everyone!

Joe Mavrinac Community Complex: 55 Allen Ave, Kirkland Lake 

Our 2020-2021 Ski & Snowshoe Season has come to an end. Thank you to all of the dedicated and hard-working volunteers for another successful season!

March 18 Update: The trails remain open but we urge you to take caution as there are icy sections on both the ski and snowshoe trails.


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How does it work?

The Joe Mavrinac Community Complex, volunteers and the Kirkland Lake Cross Country Ski Runners work in partnership to provide groomed trails and free snowshoe and cross country ski use. This means residents and visitors are allowed to borrow the equipment, and then access the groomed trails at no cost! Our equipment includes a large variety of sizes from kids size 1 boots to mens size 14 boots. We also classic cross country skis, skate skis and snowshoes.


Pick-up, Wavier Form & ID

You are REQUIRED to fill out a new waiver each winter season and leave a security deposit in the form of a government issued I.D., car keys, $20 cash, or student card at the front desk each time you borrow equipment.


Large group use?

If you are planning to have more than six people in your group we ask that you please call 705-567-5215 and give our front desk staff information on the date, number and time your group will be here. This will ensure we have enough skis or snowshoes available.

The complex offers free one-hour cross country ski or snowshoe guide for school groups or non-profits groups. If interested, please call 705-567-5215 and ask for Kimberly to determine availability.

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Location of the groomed trails & equipment

Joe Mavrinac Community Complex - 55 Allen Ave, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4
Equipment - Front desk of the KL Complex.

Trails - The Trailhead entrance is located of the back parking lot of the Community Complex. Parking is available, HOWEVER, the backdoor entrance is not accessible from the outside. If you require equipment, please use the front entrance of the Complex.

Snowshoe trails are well marked. PLEASE stay on the marked snowshoe trail and do not use the groomed xc ski trails as a path. There will be signage and arrows pointing to the snowshoe trail.

Don't know how to ski? Nervous?

KL Cross Country Ski Runners Club volunteers offer free cross country ski lessons on the weekends to all ages and ability! Contact Ian at 705-567-3802 for more information on private or group lessons.

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KL Community Moonlight Snowshoe Events

Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Enjoy guided 1 km or 3 km moonlight snowshoe through this beautiful landscape. Afterwards, warm up by the fire while you roast marshmallows and s'mores. This is a FREE community event and snowshoes are available for public use at no cost, on a first come, first served basis.