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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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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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Hidden Valley Ski Resort

Elkwater, Alberta
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A unique winter paradise in the Alberta Cypress Hills to discover and improve your winter sports skills for skiing or snow boarding. Locally owned and operated, this family orientated resort offers a great snow school and quality guest experience. Not to mention the best view in the prairies!

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Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

Leduc, Alberta
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Ride the slopes at the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the Greater Edmonton area! Located 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton, it is a great escape from the city for the day or for an evening of night skiing. Never skied or snowboarded before? Not a problem! Rabbit Hill's award winning Snow School has an instructor waiting to show you how much fun these winter sports are. If you are looking for a thrill, head to the three terrain parks located at Rabbit Hill.

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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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Ski & Stay - Save 40%

Save 40% on your Canadian Rockies ski adventure when you book for a minimum of 5 nights and 5 days of skiing at SkiBig3 resorts. Includes free Banff Upper Hot Springs admission. Price quoted for Inns of Banff, 7 nights and 5 days skiing for two adults December 8-15, 2017.

Expires: 2017-08-31
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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: 2017-12-31
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Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

Canmore, Alberta
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Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is a premier provider of mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, avalanche training and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies. We run trips, programs and courses from beginner to expert level and have some of the top mountain guides in Canada.

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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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Alpine Adventure Guide

Banff, Alberta

Mountain guiding service. Specializing in custom ice rock alpine climbing mountaineering via ferrata ski touring and expedition style trips. Banff based and in business for 20 years.

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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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