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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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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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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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Marmot Basin

Jasper, Alberta

Marmot Basin is located in Jasper National Park and is the northern most Rocky Mountain ski area. At Marmot Basin you can enjoy abundant dry, light & fluffy snow that is a dream to ski and snowboard on. The ski area has the highest base elevation of any major ski area in Canada. Over 400 cm of natural snow blanket the mountain annually allowing skiing from November to early May. Explore a wide variety of runs, from novice to expert, on four mountain faces spanning 1,720 acres (696 hectares) of skiable terrain.

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Bow-Yoho Traverse April Powder

Five days of skiing on the famous and remote Wapta and Yoho glaciers. From Lake Louise at the Alpine Centre, you will head to Bow Lake where the adventure begins, conquering peaks, glaciers and ice fields. Hut to hut to hut! Mention Travel Alberta to secure an exclusive price.

Expires: 2019-03-09
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Weekend Warrior Ski Touring

This weekend is designed to introduce people to the back country in the Lake Louise, Kananaskis Country and Hwy 93 north areas. If you are interested in ski touring, the Weekend Warrior program will suit you. Valid on select Jan. 2019 weekends only. Mention Travel Alberta for an exclusive price.

Expires: 2019-01-01
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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.

Expires: 2019-03-16
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Tours

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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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Backside Tours Inc.

Edmonton, Alberta

Backside Tours makes it easy to get out to the mountains. Choose a private bus for a group, drive yourself, or join an open bus trip. Included accommodations and lift tickets. Guarantee a rad, stress-free time. Custom tours for anyone during any season! You hop on one of their public weekend trips with your friends and they take care of everything. You want a private, custom experience for your group of 5+, and want assistance to make it happen. They are and want to be your one stop shop for all skiing and boarding in Alberta.

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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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Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies' Downhill

Lake Louise, Alberta
2018-11-30 To 2018-12-01 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. November 30th and December 1st bring the best ladies' downhill skiers to Lake Louise, where you can see them cross the finish line for free at the base of the Lake Louise Ski Resort in the Fan Cheering Zone.

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Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup Men's super-G

Lake Louise, Alberta
2018-11-25 To 2018-11-25 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. November 25th brings the best men's super-G skiers, where you can see them cross the finish line for free at the base of the Lake Louise Ski Resort in the Fan Cheering Zone.

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