Mackenzie is a winter wonderland with impressive snow conditions for a variety of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. ICE FISHING - Spend the day relaxing and ice fishing at the many lakes in the area. Dina, Gantahaz and Morfee Lakes are some of the more popular lakes for ice fishing. Bring the whole family out for some fun at the Annual Family Fishing Derby in February. Make sure you carry a valid fishing license and are aware of daily quotas and closures.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING - Enjoy 18 miles (30km) of groomed trails that start out at the Mackenzie Golf & Country Club with an additional 6 miles (10 km) of trails in John Dahl Regional Park. Enhance the evening with a dreamy ski excursion along 1.5 miles (2.5km) of lit trails, or take away the winter chill with a stopover at one of the three warming cabins. Cross-country ski rentals are available in town.
LITTLE MAC SKI HILL - Located within walking distance from around town, it is a very affordable way to spend time with the family. Little Mac Ski Hill is the ideal beginner hill for people looking to learn. The Terrain Park will keep snowboarders of all levels challenged with its jumps and trails. The newly constructed Ski Chalet provides warm-up and washroom facilities. A toboggan run is located adjacent to the hill for more family fun. Ski and snowboard rentals are available in town.
POWDER KING MOUNTAIN RESORT - Located only 40 minutes away in the Pine Pass, the resort boasts an amazing annual snowfall of 41 feet (12m). Enjoy 597 hectares (1475 acres) of terrain and a 2100 feet (640 m) vertical drop. Services on the mountain include a rental, repair and apparel shop, cafeteria, dining room and lounge. Take advantage of the ski and stay packages available at local accommodation providers. SNOWMOBILING - There is a diverse trail system available for snowmobilers that includes close to 62 miles (100 km) of groomed trails that allow you to cruise through alpine meadows, conquer local hills and frolic in virgin bowls. For out of town guests, there is a fenced and monitored compound next to the Recreation Centre, where you can sore your snowmobile when not in use. In the morning head out directly from the compound on the groomed trail that will take you to Morfee Mountain. You will also find plenty of snow and excitement on the trails located in the Pine Pass. Check the Canadian Avalanche Centre www.avalanche.ca for updated information on avalanche bulletins/ warnings and safety information