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

Lake Louise | Jake Dyson

Family skiing Sunshine Village Banff

Skiing at Sunshine Village

Snowboarding

Lake Louise Ski Resort | Jake Dyson

Attractions

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Mt Norquay, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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From the legendary ski racers that have claimed their glory on Norquay’s slopes since the 1930s, to beginners clipping on skis or a board for the very first time, Norquay is for everyone with over 60 runs to choose from. The fun does not stop when the sun goes down. Norquay offers the only night skiing in the Alberta Rockies. On Friday and Saturday nights the Cascade chair is fully lit, including the entire terrain and tube parks. Banff National Park’s deep-rooted ski culture started at Mt Norquay. Norquay is also home to Alberta’s largest tube park. Just take a seat on a purpose designed inflatable tube, hold onto the handles and get sliding! Summer months offer opportunities to climb, explore and relax. Norquay has maintained its place as the locals’ hill for over nine decades, it’s Banff’s backyard – all while hosting skiers, riders and sightseers from all corners of the globe. Norquay is a Banff classic!

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Pass Powderkeg Ski Area

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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Welcome to PPK, the perfect place for families to ski and ride! Uncrowded & Unspoiled, Pass Powderkeg is a delightful throwback to when a family ski day was all about big smiles and exploring, not upsells and lift lines. Pass Powderkeg is a favorite for experienced skiers who want their kids to learn in a safe, friendly environment. Their mountain is configured around two T-Bars with the connection at mid mountain, where their historic day lodge is located, so parents and children can ski at their own level without getting lost. There is parking right at the mid-mountain lodge, easy-access lifts, and ski terrain that supports skill progression from beginner to intermediate and on to advanced.They also have Night Skiing & Snowboarding! Pure Magic. Come join their Ski/Snowboard community this winter. They'd love to have you.

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Sunridge Ski Area

Edmonton, Alberta

Sunridge Ski Area is located in the Strathcona Science Park, a provincial park on the eastern edge of the City of Edmonton. While we overlook the City, we are actually located in Strathcona County on the eastern slopes of the North Saskatchewan river valley. Snow tubing is the best thing to happen to winter and Sunridge has the only Snow Tubing Park around. With a dedicated tubing lift (so you don't have to walk up the hill), three groomed chutes down one of our main hills, and special tubes provided by us, you won't find a better outdoor winter activity.

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Tours

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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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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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Pika-Adventures

Cochrane, Alberta
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'Pika-Adventures' offers small and personalized Summer as well as Winter tours in Kananaskis Country, the Rocky Mountain NP's and all over Western Canada. They strive to customize each and every adventure to fit your personal interests and fitness level. That way, they will make it an unforgettable experience for you. Come and join them on your very own 'Pika-Adventure' and stay at 'The Pika B&B'! They offer tours in English, German or French.

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Events

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Lake Louise FIS Ski World Cup Women

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-12-03 To 2019-12-08 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. The best skiers converge on Lake Louise, where you can see them cross the finish line for free.

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Lake Louise FIS Ski World Cup Men 

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-11-27 To 2019-12-01 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. The best skiers converge on Lake Louise, where you can see them cross the finish line for free.

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2020-02-07 To 2020-02-09 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.

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