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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. 
Red Deer Skiing

Canyon Ski Resort | Kirstina Cajipe

Skiing Sunshine Village Banff National Park

Skiing down Sunshine Village

Family skiing Lake Louise

Skiing at Lake Louise

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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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Castle Mountain Resort

Pincher Creek, Alberta
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Castle Mountain Resort is a hidden, not so little gem of the Canadian Rockies. Often called the best kept secret in the Rockies, the mountain was founded in 1966. More than 50 years later, Castle is lauded for its superior ski / snowboard terrain, laid-back community feel and, most of all, its sense of authenticity. Boasting almost 3,000 vertical feet of some of the longest continuous fall lines in North America, Castle is spread out over two mountains, with 94 + in-bounds trails and bowls, serviced by 7 lifts. The resort also boasts one of North America’s only resort based cat-ski operations; the Powder Stagecoach. From family cruisers, to the infamous steeps of the South Side Chutes, to wonderful tree skiing, Castle Mountain has terrain to satisfy every guest and every ability level.

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Snow Valley Ski Club

Edmonton, Alberta
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Snow Valley’s true calling is to get people up on snowboards or skis and prepare them for riding in the mountains. It is a ‘teach’ facility and they do it very well. All instructors are nationally certified through either the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance or the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors. If you've never been on a pair of skis or a snowboard, or are eager to learn more, Snow Valley Ski Club offers 8 runs over varied terrain and is a great place to gain confidence. There is nothing like the unique sensation of sliding on snow. It’s also perfect for regaining the skills lost over the ‘off season’. There are two carpet lifts, a triple chair and possibly the world’s only ‘high speed pulse quad chairlift with a downhill unload’! The entire hill is groomed daily and the terrain park is raked and groomed daily with banks, boxes, rails and more for the free style crowd. Volunteer and Paid Patrollers are sentinels of safety on the slopes of Snow Valley. The day lodge features a fully equipped tech shop, licensed concession, a rental ski fleet featuring Elan skis with snowboards from Burton, Nitro and others. Night skiing is available Monday to Friday. Some say that they know when Snow Valley Ski Club is open when they can see the lights from the Whitemud Freeway as they cross Rainbow Valley Bridge. Access is through the south entrance of Whitemud Park where over 200 free parking spaces await. Immediate access to the lodge and hill.

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Stay, Ski and Play in Kananaskis

The Nakiska Ski package includes two adult lift tickets per night, complimentary shuttle round trip from hotel to Nakiska, and ski storage. The package also includes hot breakfast for two adults. Guests can dine in Forte, Market Café or In-Room Dining. Restrictions apply.

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Ski and Stay at Misery Mountain Peace River

Come stay and play at Misery Mountain. Couples package includes 2 lift passes & rentals per person (Sat/Sun), overnight hotel stay, $50 dining card, 2 movie passes. Or, select the family package: 2 lift passes & rentals per person (Sat/Sun), overnight hotel stay, $50 dining card, 4 movie passes.

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Misery Mountain Ski and Stay Family Package

This package includes accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children (2 nights - Saturday and Sunday), lift tickets, gear rental, $50 dining credit and 4 movie tickets. Restrictions apply.

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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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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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Backcountry Skiing / Wapta Ski Traverse

Banff, Alberta

Join Powder Guides on the famous Wapta Traverse, the ultimate hut to hut ski tour in the Canadian Rockies. The Wapta Icefields spread for many miles north along the continental divide from the Lake Louise area. With vast glaciers, easy peaks and a well placed hut system, the area is perfect for a great ski traverse. Join them today.

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SlushShine Rail Jam

Banff, Alberta
2019-05-19 To 2019-05-19 MST

What better way to enjoy the last weekend of the season than with one final rail jam? The SlushShine Rail Jam will see skiers and riders take on special features spread over water competing for awesome prizes. From 10 AM to 11:30 AM registration takes place at the Event Tent in the Village. From 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM is the Rail Jam Session. At 3:30 PM the Awards will take place. Lots of great prizes will be given away like, snowboards, outerwear and much more. Everyone gets a prize.

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Untracked Concert Series

Banff, Alberta
2019-04-06 To 2019-04-07 MST | Show All Dates

The Spring Concert Series is back at Banff Sunshine Village. Starting April 6th, every weekend will be jammin’ with bands from all around Canada performing on the Pepsi stage. Join them in the Coors Light beer garden at the Mad Trapper's Saloon. Each weekend, the Pepsi stage will host a different artist playing on Saturday and Sunday in the afternoon. So, grab a seat, grab a beer, and relax while listening to live music in the heart of the Rockies. Bands will be announced soon. Lift ticket needed.

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Mother's Day

Banff, Alberta
2019-05-12 To 2019-05-12 MST

Let Mom know how much you appreciate her and bring her to Banff Sunshine Village to celebrate Mother’s Day. All mothers who visit Banff Sunshine accompanied by their children will ski for Free.

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