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Skiing & Snowboarding Winter Outdoor Activities

Hear the soft swish of your skis cutting brand new lines in the feather-light snow. With each turn, an arc of sun-sparkled crystals sprays up as you fly down the tree-lined slope. The ice glitters on the evergreens against a backdrop of blazing white peaks and baby blue skies. You feel like you’re living a moment from a glossy ski magazine. In Alberta, the slopes of the Canadian Rockies have the legendary, airy powder revered by skiers and boarders worldwide. Go by snowcat or helicopter to the backcountry, where pure virgin runs await. Boarders can also strut their stuff in the terrain parks.

Ah, spring! The days are a little longer and the sun a little stronger, but that doesn’t mean winter is out of the picture just yet. If you’re thinking of retiring the skis or snowboard for the season, think again!

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Snowboarding at Castle Mountain
Helicopter snowshoeing at Fortress Mountain in Kananaskis Country
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Ski Resorts

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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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Pine Valley Snow Resort

Tawatinaw, Alberta

Northern Alberta ski hill featuring terrain park, super pipe, snow tubing, and 25 kilometers of cross country ski trails

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The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Spectacular scenery awaits at Lake Louise with uniquely beautiful terrain that is both vast and varied. The wilderness is pristine and inspirational. Located in the heart of majestic and historic Banff National Park, Lake Louise is truly legendary and offers world class ski and snowboard terrain.

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Travel Offers

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Red Deer's Ski Bus to Castle Mountain

Castle is a great option for day trips and a great way to get away from the crowds to focus on your riding. Since we take care of the driving, that´s all you need to think about. Includes transportation, snacks and adult lift ticket. Multiple options available. Valid in-season only.

Expires: 2017-11-30
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Tours

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Fortress Mountain and KPow cat skiing

Canmore, Alberta
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KPOW! (Kananaskis Powder) No lift lines! Just you, your snow cat ,and 13 others exploring Fortress Mountain. With annual snowfall amounts of between 8 and 11 meters Fortress gives you a great chance of virgin snow!

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Backside Tours Inc.

Edmonton, Alberta

Backside Tours is Alberta's premier ski tour operator--whether you are travelling independently or in a group Backside is in the business of making memories and is committed to creating experiences that keep you wanting 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 us today!

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Events

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-02-09 to 2018-02-10 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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