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 | Noel Hendrickson

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Edmonton Ski Club

Edmonton, Alberta

Spend the day at the Edmonton Ski Club (ESC) and experience the best winter recreation our city has to offer! Located in the river valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton, the ESC is Edmonton’s urban snow sports learning center, offering extensive skiing and snowboarding programs for all ages and abilities. The Edmonton Ski Club boasts 10 skiable hectares (25 acres) of machine-made pristine groomed snow, offering runs for beginner and advanced skiers and snowboarders, as well as a mogul run and Terrain Park.

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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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Silver Summit Ski Area

Edson, Alberta

Silver Summit is an afforable skit resort near Edson, family owned and has been in business for over 40 years. It has great elevation, over a 1,000 foot vertical drop, a ski lodge, a cafeteria and 22 hostel-style rooms, as well as 24-km of cross country ski trails. On average Silver Summit will get over 10 feet of snow annually.

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Ski, Stay & Play in Cypress Hills

Enjoy a night at the beautiful Elkwater Lake Lodge with breakfast at Bugler restaurant, an adult lift ticket to nearby Hidden Valley Ski Resort, and a buy-one-get-one-free skate or snowshoe rental at the Elkwater Visitor Centre. A great way to spend a weekend or mid-week getaway. Restrictions apply.

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Weekend Warrior Ski Touring

This weekend is designed to introduce people to the backcountry in the Lake Louise, Kananaskis Country and Hwy 93 North areas. If you are interested in ski touring, the Weekend Warrior program will suit you. Valid on select Jan. 2019 weekends only. Mention Travel Alberta for an exclusive price.

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Bow-Yoho Traverse April Powder

Five days of skiing on the famous and remote Wapta and Yoho glaciers. From Lake Louise at the Alpine Centre, you will head to Bow Lake where the adventure begins, conquering peaks, glaciers and ice fields. Hut to hut to hut! Mention Travel Alberta to secure an exclusive price.

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Tours

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Rocky Mountain Adaptive

Canmore, Alberta
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For kids and adults with physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities, it can be difficult to fully experience the magic of the Rockies. Rocky Mountain Adaptive (RAM) removes the barriers preventing these folks from participating in the many sports and activities in Canmore and surrounding areas. The charitable organization offers programs, lessons and experiences for individuals and groups, and also rents specialized sporting equipment.

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Alpinism.com

Banff, Alberta

Alpinism.com provides backcountry skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering adventures in Canada and around the world. Trips are led by Mark Klassen, an experienced Mountain Guide certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the International Federation of Mountain Guiding Associations.

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Canabreeze Tour and Travel

Lethbridge, Alberta

Canabreeze Tour & Travel is the premiere provider of city tours in Lethbridge. Offering a wide variety of summer and winter tours across southern Alberta and the Canadian Rockies, visitors from around the world can explore the beauty, history and culture of Alberta in comfort. Customized small group tours are available as well as pickup from the Calgary Airport.

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Events

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Rise of The Village

Banff, Alberta
2020-03-14 to 2020-03-14 MST

Snowboy Productions will be back at the Village this 2020 season. Rise of the Village is an invitation-only park event hosted by Snowboy Productions and SRD riders JJ & Finn Westbury at Banff Sunshine Village. More info coming soon. Stay tuned!

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Legends of Norquay Fireside Chats

Banff, Alberta
2020-01-25 to 2020-01-25 MST | Show All Dates

Keep the good times going, even after you’re done hitting the slopes with our new series of apres-ski fireside chats. Join a local legend around the fire in the Lone Pine for refreshments and stories of Norquay’s past, present, and future.

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