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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. 
Child skiing Lake Louise

Lake Louise | Mike Seehagel

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Lake Louise Ski Resort | Jake Dyson

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Snow Valley Ski Club

Edmonton, Alberta
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Snow Valley’s true calling is to get people up on snowboards or skis and prepare them for riding in the mountains. It is a ‘teach’ facility and they do it very well. All instructors are nationally certified through either the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance or the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors. If you've never been on a pair of skis or a snowboard, or are eager to learn more, Snow Valley Ski Club offers 8 runs over varied terrain and is a great place to gain confidence. There is nothing like the unique sensation of sliding on snow. It’s also perfect for regaining the skills lost over the ‘off season’. There are two carpet lifts, a triple chair and possibly the world’s only ‘high speed pulse quad chairlift with a downhill unload’! The entire hill is groomed daily and the terrain park is raked and groomed daily with banks, boxes, rails and more for the free style crowd. Volunteer and Paid Patrollers are sentinels of safety on the slopes of Snow Valley. The day lodge features a fully equipped tech shop, licensed concession, a rental ski fleet featuring Elan skis with snowboards from Burton, Nitro and others. Night skiing is available Monday to Friday. Some say that they know when Snow Valley Ski Club is open when they can see the lights from the Whitemud Freeway as they cross Rainbow Valley Bridge. Access is through the south entrance of Whitemud Park where over 200 free parking spaces await. Immediate access to the lodge and hill.

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Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Banff, Alberta
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Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort boasts the longest non-glacial ski season in the Canadian Rockies, receiving up to 9 m (30 ft) of snow in its mid-November to late-May season. Located just 15 minutes from the town of Banff and spread over 3,300 acres, the resort is also home to Canada's first heated lift - the TeePee Town LX. In the centre of the village at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) you will find the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff's only ski-in, ski-out hotel. Book your lift tickets, ski school and accommodation in advance.

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Hidden Valley Ski Resort

Elkwater, Alberta
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A unique winter paradise in the Alberta Cypress Hills to discover and improve your winter sports skills for skiing or snow boarding. Locally owned and operated, this family orientated resort offers a great snow school and quality guest experience. Not to mention the best view in the prairies!

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10 Day Winter in the Canadian Rockies

Explore the Canadian Rockies by rail in the winter. Take in the views and enjoy gourmet meals as you enjoy the privacy of your very own cabin on board the VIA Rail train. Spend your time in Jasper and Banff, enjoying one of the many activities this package offers.

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Signature Cat Ski Package - Castle Mountain Resort

Castle Mountain's Powder Stagecoach is Alberta's best Cat Skiing! The Signature Cat Ski Package brings together a guided day of cat skiing + a USB photo package of your day and a day of resort skiing, for one great rate. Rates from $458-$548. Cat skiing offered Thursday - Saturday.

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Play for Seven Pay for Five in Lake Louise

Enjoy your sixth and seventh nights free along with a $350 resort credit per stay! This package invites adventurers of all ages and abilities to explore Banff National Park from its most elegant base camp - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Price is per night and reflects min. 7-nt. stay.

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Cloud Nine Guides

Canmore, Alberta
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Cloud Nine Guides is a mountain school & internationally (IFMGA) certified guide service located in Canmore, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. It provides guiding and instruction for ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and backcountry skiing / split boarding ventures. The programs are run in the form of single and multi-day trips, all abilities are welcome.

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Alpine Adventure Guide

Banff, Alberta

Mountain guiding service. Specializing in custom ice rock alpine climbing mountaineering via ferrata ski touring and expedition style trips. Banff based and in business for 20 years.

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Banff Alpine Guides

Banff, Alberta

Guided rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, ski touring in Banff and the surrounding areas. Banff Alpine Guides also offers avalanche courses and climbing instruction. All of the guides and instructors are certified under the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or the International Federation of Mountain Guides.

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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 thermos of hot cocoa 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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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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