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. 

Skiing Sunshine Village Banff National Park

Skiing down Sunshine Village

Lake Louise Skiing

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Attractions

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Pine Valley Snow Resort

Tawatinaw, Alberta

With Nordic trails and downhill runs for every experience level, the ski resort is a hidden gem. Located in Northern Alberta this ski hill features a terrain park, super pipe, snow tubing, and 25 kilometers of cross country ski trails.

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Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

Leduc, Alberta
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Ride the slopes at the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the Greater Edmonton area! Located 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton, it is a great escape from the city for the day or for an evening of night skiing. Never skied or snowboarded before? Not a problem! Rabbit Hill's award winning Snow School has an instructor waiting to show you how much fun these winter sports are. If you are looking for a thrill, head to the three terrain parks located at Rabbit Hill.

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Edmonton Ski Club

Edmonton, Alberta

Spend the day at the Edmonton Ski Club (ESC) and experience the best winter recreation our city has to offer! Located in the river valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton, the ESC is Edmonton's urban snow sports learning centre, offering extensive skiing and snowboarding programs for all ages and abilities. The Edmonton Ski Club boasts 10 skiable hectares (25 acres) of machine-made pristine groomed snow, offering runs for beginner and advanced skiers and snowboarders, as well as a mogul run and Terrain Park.

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Summer Solstice Savings for New Year's Ski Trips

Backside Tours has your NYE covered with this ski trip. With departures from Edmonton and pickups in Red Deer and Calgary, there's no reason to miss the bus! Celebrate the New Year and enjoy the fresh turns in Revelstoke, Big White, Kicking Horse or Whitefish.

Expires: 2019-07-31
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Tours

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Canabreeze Tour and Travel

Lethbridge, Alberta

Canabreeze Tour & Travel is the premiere provider of city tours in Lethbridge. Offering a wide variety of summer and winter tours across southern Alberta and the Canadian Rockies, visitors from around the world can explore the beauty, history and culture of Alberta in comfort. Customized small group tours are available as well as pickup from the Calgary Airport.

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Alpinism.com

Banff, Alberta

Alpinism.com provides backcountry skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering adventures in Canada and around the world. Trips are led by Mark Klassen, an experienced Mountain Guide certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the International Federation of Mountain Guiding Associations.

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Yervana

Canmore, Alberta

What if there was an outdoor adventure tailor-made just for you? Yervana is an outdoor adventure platform designed to connect people who want to explore with knowledgeable locals who can lead them on personalized adventures. Spend less time on your phone, and more time in the great outdoors by using Yervana! Yervana is about real people sharing their passion for the outdoors, creating once in a lifetime memories. Skip the tourist traps and guidebooks, with the help of our community of Locals, you’ll see more than just the sights. Whether your idea of paradise is skiing the best powder, canoeing in the clearest waters, or unearthing hidden hiking trails, Yervana can find your next adventure, so you can start living it. Use the Yervana iOS app or website to search, discover, and book unique, personalized outdoor adventures start to finish. Whether you’re looking to discover new places in your own backyard, or visiting for the first time, there’s a Yervana experience for you! Dive into our growing list of Adventures and discover your nirvana. We’re here for the wild at heart.

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Events

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Lake Louise FIS Ski World Cup Women

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-12-03 To 2019-12-08 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. The best skiers converge on Lake Louise, where you can see them cross the finish line for free.

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Rockies Shred Fest

Banff, Alberta
2019-10-17 To 2019-10-17 MST

One of Banff’s most anticipated events of the year, Crowfoot Media’s fifth annual Rockies: Shred Fest takes over Wild Bill’s on October 17, 2019! A sold-out event in its first four years, Shred Fest is a pre-season gathering hosted in collaboration with Capow Guiding, featuring the “best of” local ski and snowboard films (showcased on Wild Bill’s giant screen), a winter expo, major door prizes, giveaways, and more!

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Lake Louise FIS Ski World Cup Men 

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-11-27 To 2019-12-01 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. The best skiers converge on Lake Louise, where you can see them cross the finish line for free.

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