SKI CULTURE RUNS REAL DEEP IN ALBERTA

How Our Ski Resorts Brought a Sense of Joy, Escape, and Community Spirit This Season It’s that time of year: when Albertans peel back the winter layers, slap on the sunscreen, and head into the soft-snow, warm-rays-on-the-face, bluebird-day, fun of spring ski season. It’s always a highlight of Alberta’s ski calendar, as skiers and snowboarders of all ages lap up …

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How to Save on Alberta Ski Days

BUSTING THE SKI MYTH THAT SNOW SPORTS ARE RESERVED FOR THE WEALTHY THINK SKIING OR SNOWBOARDING IS OUT OF REACH? TOO EXPENSIVE? ONLY FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS? THINK AGAIN! IT’S EASY TO HAVE BUDGET-FRIENDLY SNOWSPORT DAYS IN ALBERTA, HERE’S HOW: When thinking of hitting the slopes, you might conjure up images of expensive alpine resorts, A-list celebrity vacations, chateaus …

Misty Ridge

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Misty Ridge is located North of Barrhead Alberta on the Athabasca River.  The ski area is a non-profit community ski hill, run mostly by volunteers. In 2019 a T-Bar was added to the ski hill.  Snow making helps to create a good snow base.

Innisfail Ski Hill

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Situated on a northern facing hill, located on the west side of Innisfail, the ski hill backs onto Mud Lake and the Innisfail Golf Course. To our benefit the northern aspect of the hill accumulates and collects snow that is kept in the shadows during the peak months of winter. Being as the ski hill is completely dependent on natural snow this works greatly in our favour …

10 Top Tips for First-Timers, From an Expert

NOT YET VISITED A SKI RESORT? DON’T SWEAT IT: HERE ARE 10 TOP TIPS FOR FIRST-TIMERS, FROM AN EXPERT So, you’ve heard about all the fun and thrills that comes from a visit to the ski hill and want to give it a go yourself.  You have the gear ready.  You’ve checked out the details of your local ski area. …

Ten Ways Snow Sports Are Awesome for All-Round Health + Wellbeing

BEAT STRESS, KEEP FIT, AND GET YOUR NATURE FIX Right now, we’re all in need of a feel-good boost. And it’s no secret that getting our bodies moving is good for our health and gives us an instant mood lift. We all know that getting those weight-lifting routines in strengthens and tones our muscles. We know too, that good daily …

Go Ski Alberta’s Message to All Albertans: Be Savvy, Ski Smart

Skiers and riders, heads up! Rest easy that you’ve got all your ski smarts this season (hint: it starts before you even hit the hill). Read all about our so-easy-anyone-can-remember-it “ski smart” guide; what it is, how it was created, and why you need it.

Ski Smart This Season

Ski Smart This SeasonThings are a little different this year, so before you pack up your gear and head to your favourite ski area, you’ll want to be prepared. Based on guidance from experts, we’ve developed some best practices for both skiers and resorts to help you get back on the slopes with minimal fuss. These practices will be adapted …

Grade 4/5 SnowPass

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The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass™ lets you ski and snowboard two times at EACH participating ski area for $29.99. Apply online now!

Rocky Mountain Passport

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The Rocky Mountain Passport gives you unlimited skiing and riding at:  Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village, Nakiska Ski Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Marmot Basin. Many additional discounts available at resorts.

Castle Mountain Resort

Nick Thornton

Closer to Heaven, Down to Earth. That’s Castle! Castle Mountain Resort (CMR) is Alberta’s most authentic mountain experience. The resort, occupying an exceptionally beautiful, and snowy, location in the Westcastle Valley of the Southwestern Alberta Rocky Mountains, is located 2.5 hours southwest of Calgary. Castle is the only resort in Alberta with drive-to, ski-in/ski-out accommodations. The resort is well known …

Banff Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village

Home to three sprawling mountains that provide distinct, uninterrupted views, Banff Sunshine Village sits on the continental divide allowing you to ski and snowboard in both Alberta and BC at the same time. Located 8km west of Banff, Sunshine proudly offers 12 lifts and 138 runs; it is a prime location for skiers and snowboarders to spend an entire weekend …

Mt. Norquay

Teha Ciotti

Mt Norquay is Banff’s closest ski resort and is only an hour drive from Calgary. Celebrating their ninety-fifth season, Norquay has long been known as a family fun destination. From gentle green runs, rolling blue groomers, to some of the best challenging steeps of the World Famous Lone Pine that overlooks the beautiful Town of Banff, Norquay has a great …

Ski Marmot Basin

Marmot Basin

Located in the breathtaking landscape of Jasper National Park – an 11,000 square kilometer protected area that is an integral part of the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage Site. Ski Marmot Basin is a truly unique skiing destination that is a feast for the eyes and rejuvenation for your soul. Ski Marmot Basin’s facilities and services include seven (7) lifts, …

The Lake Louise Ski Resort

Sarah Magyar

Vast and varied, pristine and inspirational, a friendly wilderness that’s authentically Canadian. Lake Louise Ski Resort welcomes you with big smiles and open chairs. Located in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, let the legendary 4,200 skiable acres of world-class terrain speak for itself, while Mother Nature does the rest. Lake Louise’s unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs …

Whispering Pines

Lily Peters

Families and groups with a variety of abilities can ski and snowboard together in a relaxed and friendly environment. Whispering Pines Ski Hill is located near Worsley, in the North West Peace River Country in the Clear Hills. Whispering Pines Ski Hill features 1 Chair lift, 1 T-Bar a Handle Tow, a fully equipped lodge, chalet, rental shop, ski and …

Vista Ridge

Jennifer Christianson

Fort McMurray’s Vista Ridge ski area boasts 60 skiable acres, featuring two quad chairlifts.  The ski area also offers a beginner area serviced by 3 conveyor lifts, a terrain park and a 4-lane Tube Park with conveyor lift.  There are two warming huts at the base area and a covered community ice rink. Vista Ridge is located 15 km East …

Tawatinaw Valley Resort

Victoria Harrison

Located only one hour north of Edmonton, this ski hill spreads over 140 acres and offers 24 downhill runs, over 20 km of scenic cross country ski trails, snowshoe trails and a tubing hill. For those who crave a challenge, the terrain park has “hits”, “rails”, and “funboxes”. The ski area was established in 1967 for Canada’s Centennial and has …

Spring Lake Ski Hill

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Spring Lake will not be operating for the 2020/21 season. Spring Hill has been run by volunteers for over 20 years. We welcome Downhill skiers and boarders and have a great Beginner Hill. For the Cross Country skier we offer over 10km of groomed trails. There are also plenty of other activities offered to the none skier such as: Ice …

Nitehawk Recreation Area

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Nitehawk Recreation Area started in 1960 and is run by a dedicated team of volunteers and a hard working crew of staff. Over the years Nitehawk has grown from a quaint ski hill to a multipurpose recreational area and facility. Nitehawk offers nine exciting runs for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, a mogul patch and two terrain parks. Runs …