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 Skiing

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The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Located in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the Lake Louise Ski Resort has a legendary 4,200 skiable acres of world-class terrain, and famous friendly hospitality, that speaks for itself. The unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair allows families and groups of varying abilities to share the experience together. There are endless chutes, glades and gullies, gentle slopes, cruising runs, remote bowls and some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies. Renowned dining options included a sushi restaurant a gourmet meals. Non-ski activities include the Winter Sightseeing Gondola, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and events.

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Whispering Pines Ski Area

Worsley, Alberta

Make tracks at this ski hill in the Clear Hills near Worsley. There are 17 runs, 3 lifts, a terrain park, a fully equipped lodge, a chalet, rental shop and ski school.

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Gwynne Valley Ski Area

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
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This family-friendly ski hill in the Gwynne Valley near Wetaskiwin is run by volunteers and features a ski chalet, concessions, equipment rentals, a snow school and ski patrol services.

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Banff Winter Wonders

Package includes: 4-day car rental from Calgary, 3 nights of accommodation in Banff, Unleash the Musher 2-hour dog sledding tour, 1-day ski pass and Johnston Canyon ice walk.

Expires: 2020-05-31
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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.

Expires: 2020-04-30
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5 Day Winter Adventure in Banff

Make your way to Banff, the jewel of the Rockies. Take a sleigh ride, head to the hills and experience the "champagne powder" Banff is known for, and adventure through steel walkways built into the walls of Johnston Canyon. Includes 4 nights accommodation and transfers.

Expires: 2020-05-01
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Tours

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Aquabatics Calgary

Calgary, Alberta
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With the Canadian Rockies nearby, Aquabatics Calgary is ideally positioned to be Canada’s leading paddlesports retail and education facility. Aquabatics Calgary helps both beginners and accomplished paddlers improve technique and learn to tour different locales by offering lessons, including tours in the Kananaskis. They strive to offer a high-quality, personalized experience with a focus on safety, skill development and fun. They also offer paddlesports rentals.

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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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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 an adventurer.

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Events

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Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-12-06 To 2019-12-08 MST

Experience the high-speed action of world-class alpine ski racing at the Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup, Canada’s premiere ski event. It's one of the select few that hold both the ladies and men's speed events on the World Cup circuit and will play host to the first Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill and super-G races of the season! Kids Ski & Learn for free during World Cup to sweeten your day. Come cheer on the fastest ski racers in the world, get autographs & roast marshmallows! Fun for the whole family! No lift ticket required.

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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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Winter 2019/20 Opening Day

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-11-08 To 2019-11-08 MST

Get ready, here comes winter and another amazing season of skiing and riding at the Lake Louise Ski Resort! Join them when the first chair of the season departs the base area.

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