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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. 
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Mount Joy Snow Resort

Lloydminster, Alberta

Mount Joy Snow Resort, your family fun facility. Twenty minutes southwest of Lloydminster, AB. Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays. Come have winter family fun in your backyard. Like us on Facebook!

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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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Pass Powderkeg Ski Area

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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Welcome to the PPK, the perfect place for families to ski and ride! Opened in 1938, it is located in the beautiful Crowsnest Pass in southwest Alberta, about 140 km from Lethbridge and just 230 km from Calgary. Pass Powderkeg is a community-owned ski area, designed for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities where there’s no need to hunt for parking, battle for space to turn on the slopes or go to the bank to finance a family ski trip. It offers a full service lodge including dining & lounge, ski and snowboarding lessons, ski and snowboarding rental packages, terrain park with progressive features, programming & events throughout the season, equipment tuning shop.

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Nakiska Ski Package

Each season, Nakiska makes upgrades and improvements to the snowmaking system to ensure it’s the most cutting edge it can be. Nakiska Ski Area is where to go for guaranteed snow. Package includes accommodation at Copperstone Resort Hotel and 2 adult lift tickets redeemable at Nakiska, Calgary's closest mountain.

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Slope-side Ski & Stay - Castle Mountain Resort

With the Castle Mountain Lodge and Hostel, you’ve got options! Whether you’re looking for your own private hotel room or are keeping it frugal with hostel-style accommodations, they’ve got it all. Just footsteps from the lifts. Package includes hostel-style accommodation and lift tickets. Price is per person. Hotel upgrade extra.

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Explore the Pass Ski & Stay - Castle Mountain Resort

The Kanata Inn Blairmore is located in the heart of the Crowsnest Pass; southwestern Alberta's winter adventure hub! Not tired after your day at Castle? Try night skiing at Pass Powderkeg. Package includes accommodation, daily lift tickets, and daily continental breakfast. Priced per person, per night based on 4 guests.

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FreeBird Adventures

Cochrane, Alberta

FreeBird Adventures is based in Cochrane, AB. We offer small group excursions for up to 12 people. Working with local tour and activity providers throughout Alberta, we will plan and deliver an awesome single day or multi-day excursion for your group into one easy price, including transportation on our mini coach bus. We will pick your group up from the office or other central meeting location to start the trip, and bring you back safely at the end of the trip. In the winter months we can offer: skiing, snowmobile tours, snowboarding, ice fishing, x-country skiing, and more.

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CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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In 1965, founder Hans Gmoser invented heli-skiing and staked out an exclusive 3-million acre reserve of pristine wilderness. Serviced by 11 lodges in the winter, the powder-obsessed can challenge some of the best mountains in the world. Multi-day trips include powder intros, family weeks, heli-assisted ski touring and private outings. In the summer, 2 lodges allow alpine addicts to commune with the mountains. Offering everything from glacier treks to photography workshops, the majestic peaks of Western Canada are the backdrop to getaways that are equal parts inspiration, relaxation, and exhilaration. Oh, and did we mention, travel by helicopter?

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Backside Tours Inc.

Edmonton, Alberta

Backside Tours is Alberta's premier ski tour operator--whether you are travelling independently or in a group Backside is in the business of making memories and is committed to creating experiences that keep you wanting more!

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-02-09 To 2018-02-10 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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Ski with Santa

Jasper, Alberta
2017-12-25 To 2017-12-25 MST

Merry Christmas! Come celebrate Christmas day with your family at Marmot Basin. All lift tickets are discounted and Santa will be skiing around with a bag of goodies - so make sure you say hello! Marmot Basin is open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Christmas day.

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