Activities & Experiences

Activities & Experiences Alberta’s ski hills and resorts have an abundance of winter and summer activities. Here are just a few…Winter TubingEven if you don’t ski or snowboard, tubing offers winter fun for the whole family! Take the fun to the next level and try tubing this winter at one of Alberta’s ski hills.Winter Tubing LocationsSummer TubingMore information coming soon!Mountain …

Tubing in Alberta

Winter Tubing Tubing at Alberta’s ski hills!Love tobogganing? Take the fun to the next level and try tubing this winter at one of Alberta’s ski hills.Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, tubing offers winter fun for the whole family! The hills below have tubing tracks or runs, and provide everything you need for a great day out.Kinosoo Ridge Snow …

Grade 4/5 SnowPass

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Valid for 1 season in either Grade 4 or Grade 5! The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass™ lets you ski and snowboard two times at EACH participating ski area for $29.99. Apply online now!

Sunridge Six Pack

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Six-packs are your best value for multi-day lift tickets. Plus you can purchase equipment rental 6-packs too. Purchase Online.  To use a six-pack, just stop by the Sunridge ticket window and scan the card to receive a full-day lift ticket. Six-packs are fully transferable and they never expire. If you don’t use them all in one season, you can still …

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5 Tips to Make Your Family Ski Day a Success

Skiing with the whole family can be a wonderful way to spend quality time together during the winter months. To ensure everyone has a good time, it’s important to review safety information and be prepared. Also, keep an eye on our Events Page as ski areas across the province post family-friendly events all throughout the season. Here are 5 tips …

Ski Lessons in Your Language

Here at Go Ski Alberta, we believe skiing is for everyone. But we also understand that there are a variety of barriers which might make beginners hesitant to take that first step. Language shouldn’t be one of them. If you or your friends have ever put off taking ski lessons because you’re not sure if you’ll be able to understand …

Getting-started

FIRST TIMER QUESTIONS: How can I get started skiing or snowboarding?

What are the first steps to trying this new sport? If you’ve never tried skiing or snowboarding before, it’s easier than you think to get started. A great place to start is by booking a lesson with one of our friendly instructors. Faye from Snow Valley Ski Club explains how to get started and what to expect as a beginner. …

First Timer Questions: What Jobs Are There in the Ski Industry?

There’s a job for everyone in the ski industry Love Skiing? Want to get more involved in your skiing community, and help others while making money? Why not apply for a job in the ski industry and work where you play? You don’t need prior experience – If you are interested in working at a Ski Area in Alberta and …

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First Timer Questions: How Do I Manage My Risk on the Ski Hill?

Dean from Castle Mountain Resort answers your question! All sports have some level of risk and we look to the Alpine Responsibility Code to guide us and to mitigate that risk. The Alpine Responsibility Code covers things like: Having the right equipment to prevent accidents and runoffs Selecting terrains based on your ability and experience Having local knowledge and awareness …

First Timer Questions: Gear Guide

First Timer Questions – What To Look For When Buying Gear

GEARING UP FOR A DAY AT THE SKI RESORT Get Dressed For Success on the Slopes! We get it. If you’re brand spanking new to the world of skiing or snowboarding, when it comes to the gear, it can feel like you’re getting set to go to the moon rather than the local ski hill. “So, what am I going …

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Jaiminkumar’s Story

From the First Time Seeing Snow to First Turns! One minute you’ve never seen snow before, and the next you’re strapping into a pair of skis and taking your first few turns at a ski resort in Alberta, Canada. Life is full of adventures and epic opportunities. That’s how Jaiminkumar Patel sees it, a first-timer and eager learner who moved …

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Kelsey’s Story

Mama Goals: Back to the Slopes – and Snow School – to Prepare for Family Ski Days Living in a thriving ski community can have you feeling nostalgic about those childhood snow days at your hometown hill. Whether you’re missing the thrill, the turns or just spending some time outdoors during the long winters – this could be your sign …

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Shirley’s Story

When a Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip Kick-Starts a Lifelong Love of Snowboarding You could live in snowy Alberta your entire life and never even glance at a pair of skis or a snowboard, until you see the sport from a different perspective. Shirley Liang caught the bug for snowboarding when she left Canada and moved to Korea to teach and travel for …

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First Timer Questions: I’ve mastered the pizza and French fries, what’s next?

I’ve mastered the pizza and French fries, what’s next? ‘Spaghetti!’ That’s what’s next, according to Pass Powderkeg’s Snow School Supervisor, Michelle Dupuis. But we’re not talking about cooking here, we’re talking about continuing with your progression as a skier or snowboarder and getting to those parallel turns, by relaxing into it, feeling the motion, and getting a little loose on …

We Want to Hear From You!

  Remember your very first time on skis, or a snowboard? Have a story to share about beginner ventures out on the slopes? We want to hear from you! Please tell us about your story below:

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First Timer Questions: Do I Have to Go to the Mountains to Ski?

Jocelyn from Rabbit Hill Snow Resort answers your question! No, you don’t have to go to the mountains to have a fun day on the hill. There are over 30 ski resorts located in Alberta – Just 4 here in Edmonton where Rabbit Hill Snow Resort is located. And there are plenty more located only a short drive out of …

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First Timer Questions: Is Skiing or Snowboarding Expensive?

Arney from Sunshine Village Ski Resort answers your question! When first starting out, there are a few affordable alternatives to buying brand new gear. You can choose to: Rent directly from your favourite ski hill when you visit Take advantage of local gear swaps throughout the season Borrow items from friends or family Most ski areas offer affordable rental options …

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First Timer Questions: What Gear Do I Need to Buy to Start Skiing?

Caleb from Nakiska Ski Area answers your question! When you first start out, RENT before you buy! Most ski areas offer affordable rental options for your day on the hills. Find local ski hills near you. Once you’re ready to commit, you can start from the basics and build up your gear as needed. Invest in a good quality helmet …

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First Timer Questions: What Should I Wear Skiing or Snowboarding?

Kat from Mount Norquay Ski Resort answers your question! Dress in layers! Start with a nice thin base layer to keep you dry A warmer mid-layer like a sweater or a smaller jacket A waterproof outer layer, jacket, and snow pants Warm mitts, gloves, and a hat What Kat loves about Norquay: What I really love about Norquay is that …