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Skiing & Snowboarding Winter Outdoor Activities

Imagine floating on top of a cappuccino. That’s kind of what it’s like to ski or board the legendary, airy powder in the Canadian Rockies. • Good to know: You’re spoiled for choice with ski resorts in Alberta. Wide open runs and uncrowded ski lifts may be so exciting you'll forget you're on the world's best dry and powdery snow. • Try it: Leave the resorts behind and book a backcountry trip. The pure white slopes are just begging for your attention. • Level up: Take a helicopter with some pals and cut into that untouched alpine marshmallow fluff. Make it a multi-day heli-trip with a stay in a mountainside lodge. 

Lake Louise | Mike Seehagel

Snowboarding

Lake Louise Ski Resort | Jake Dyson

Ski Resorts

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Snow Valley Ski Club

Edmonton, Alberta
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As snowflakes fall from the crisp winter sky, take a deep breath and get ready to feel your energy soar as you take on a Snow Valley run. If you’ve never been on a pair of skis or a snowboard, or are eager to learn more, Snow Valley Ski Club offers over nine hectares of skiable terrain and is a great place to gain confidence.

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Nitehawk Recreation Area

Grande Prairie, Alberta
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Nitehawk Recreation Area is a great place to spend your free time this winter skiing snowboarding tubing and even luging. Enjoy the fresh air and learn life long skills! We have diverse terrain suitable for beginners & experts and are proud of our fun safe and family friendly venue.

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Silver Summit Ski Area

Edson, Alberta

This affordable ski resort near Edson has over a 1,000 foot vertical drop, a ski lodge, a cafeteria and 22 hostel-style rooms. 24-km of cross country ski trails are nearby.

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Tours

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Aster Mountain Adventures

Canmore, Alberta

We are a small tour company offering guided hiking, backpacking, climbing and backcountry skiing adventures in the Canadian Rockies. Contact us to arrange a tour customized to your preferences. We also offer scheduled interpretive hikes on 'Glaciers and Climate Change'. These hikes are offered at two locations - Wilcox Pass, near the Columbia Icefields and the Iceline Trail. Learn all about how glaciers have shaped our landscape in the past and at present, and what the future holds for glaciers in the Canadian Rockies.

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Pursuit Adventures

Red Deer, Alberta
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Find your adventure in Central Alberta, from the badlands to the incredible ice bubbles of Abraham Lake. Head out for an evening snowshoe adventure in Red Deer, paired with local craft beer and local food, explore David Thompson Country on a guided hike or ride the ski bus to the mountains. Join a small group tour on your own or with a few friends, book a private tour or let us plan you own custom group adventure.

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Alpine Air Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Alpine Air Adventures specializes in rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses. Fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide and ACMG Guides. AAA offers a variety of private and course based adventures to suit all levels of adventurer.

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Events

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SnowDays

Banff, Alberta
2019-01-17 To 2019-01-27 MST

The annual SnowDays Festival is the highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. A month-long celebration held during January and February, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture and winter adventure.

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-02-08 To 2019-02-10 MST

The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada’s largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a flask of hot chocolate and come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds over 20 km per hour (12.4 mi per hour).

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