Arne Peterson

82 Years of Skiing: Arne Peterson’s Lifelong Hobby

Arne Peterson says he “still enjoys skiing” at the age of 92. He started skiing when he was about 10-years old on homemade skis in his homeland, Denmark. There was no ski lift, so he was pulled uphill by a horse. In 1950 he arrived in Canada and he moved to Worsley, Alberta in 1960 where he was employed within …

Daniel Mauser

Get to Know: Daniel Masur

Daniel Masur, was born and raised in Slave Lake, Alberta. For a large portion of his childhood, Daniel worked his way up to a very high level of hockey, but when it came down to the decision to take it all the way, he decided that his heart was truly on the ski hill, rather than on the ice. He …

The Prazak Family

It’s a Prazak Thing

Our shining star is a family. The Prazak family has been involved with Tawatinaw from day 1. Wesley Prazak was the first operator of the hill, along with Joe Moser. Irene Prazak, Wesley’s wife, ran the kitchen. At some point George Prazak and Perry Prazak (Wes’ sons) took over operation of the rental shop. Perry took over operations of the …

Get to Know: Hanna Chilson

Skiing is one of the many sports that is incredibly inclusive to those with disabilities, especially here at Valley Ski Hill. Car accident survivor, Hanna Chilson, was left in a wheelchair at a very young age, but she hasn’t let that stop her. She began on our hill and now skis with Rocky Mountain Adaptive and has her sights set …

Firsts: Natalia & Nafiseh

Not only new to the ski hill, but new to Canada, Natalia Banket and Nafiseh Zamarrodi decided to hit the slopes with their very first ski lesson. They didn’t make it through the day without a few spills, which is to be expected, and even encouraged, but they most definitely had fun. See their #SnowProud moment and watch them as …