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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

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Spring Lake Ski Hill

Grande Prairie, Alberta

Spring Hill has been run by volunteers for over 20 years. We welcome downhill skiers and boarders and have a great beginner hill. For the cross-country skier we offer over 10 km of groomed trails. There are also plenty of other activities offered to the non-skier such as: ice fishing, snowshoeing and snow mobile trails. We have a small rental shop, offer ski lessons, chalet & concession. Open seasonally Saturday/Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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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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Nakiska Ski Resort

Kovach, Alberta
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Located in Kananaskis Country, in the front ranges of the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, Nakiska is a family-friendly resort offering a variety of terrain including perfectly groomed Olympic-length runs and a secure beginner's area. The mountain, which was home to the Calgary 88 Olympic Alpine Events, is just 45-minutes west of Calgary and close to the world-class dining, accommodation and spas found in Kananaskis Village.

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Travel Deals

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Adult Season Passes at Pass Powderkeg

Ski and snowboard all winter for $199! Pass Powderkeg has one of the longest ski seasons in Alberta with over 90 days of operation from November to April. Passholders are entitled to discounted day tickets at participating resorts across western Canada. Ages 16-64. Discounts available for children, youths and seniors.

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Ski & Stay Chateau Lake Louise - Save up to 25%

Book by Nov. 30 and save up to 25% on 7 or more nights at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or Banff Springs with 5 days or more skiing for two adults at Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay. Includes ski shuttle and Banff Upper Hot Springs admission.

Expires: 2018-11-30
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Intro to Backcountry Skiing & Boarding

With unlimited potential for ski descents, the backcountry is where the heart of every true skier resides. The shift from resort skiing to the backcountry has taken off and our beginner backcountry ski course will give you the foundational skills you need to get out of the lift lines.

Expires: 2019-04-30
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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 adventurer.

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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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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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Events

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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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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 Downhill

Lake Louise, Alberta
2018-11-24 To 2018-11-24 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. November 24th brings the best men's downhill 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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