The Hinton Nordic Centre (formerly Athabasca Lookout Nordic Centre) was originally built in 1985 through the dedication of the Hinton Nordic Skiers (HNS), a non-profit group made entirely of volunteers.

With racing its main focus, the government heavily subsidized the construction of the Centre and its operations through grants. The land encompassing the Nordic Centre was designated a special place in 2001 and was incorporated into William A. Switzer Provincial Park. We work cooperatively with Alberta Parks and are currently receiving valuable logistical support as well as a yearly contract worth $10,000 to provide them with ski trail grooming services.