When you live in a place as wintery and as well-situated as Calgary, it makes sense to embrace alpine winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. But the cost of outfitting a family can really add up – and you don’t always want to do the same runs at the same hill. So, we’re bringing you special deals that can save you some of your hard-earned dollars.

Make sure you also check out our Ultimate Guide to Family Skiing/Snowboarding In and Around Calgary!!

Ski Passes

Ski Canada Grade 4 & 5 Snowpass

If you have a child in Grade 4 or 5, you can purchase them a Canadian Ski Council SnowPass™ for just $29.95. The pass allows its holder to ski and snowboard twice at EACH participating ski area. There are dozens of participating hills across Canada. That’s a lot of skiing and snowboarding for one super low price! A single pass gets them all the same benefits in Grade 4 AND 5, so if you’re going to pick one up, try to do it for their Grade 4 year; there’s no need to renew for Grade 5.

Got questions about how this works? The website has a fantastic FAQ section.

Cost: $29.95
Where: Can be used at mountains across Canada (2 times per hill)

RCR Rockies Grade 2 Funpass

Is your child born in 2011 or enrolled in grade two? Then he or she is entitled to receive an RCR Rockies Grade 2 FunPass™ and have a fantastic season on the slopes!

The pass gives your child season pass privileges at Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and Nakiska Ski Area for the 2020-21 ski season.

The pass is free with proof of the child’s birthdate; $20 (+GST) processing fee applies. You can apply for a pass online or in-person at any of the resorts or the Calgary office. If you order online, you can have the pass mailed to you.


Lake Louise Grade 2 Ski Pass

Lake Louise also has a grade two ski pass for your child, for only the $20 administration and operational fee! The pass is good to ski all season long at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. You will be required to show proof of ID, in the form of a birth certificate, health card, or even a report card. (You can use last year’s grade one report card, too.)

You can purchase a Grade 2 Pass online or in person at either the Lake Louise Ski Resort or the Calgary Sales Office or by calling 1-877-956-8473 toll-free.

Picking up your pass
You must bring your child with you to the Lake Louise Ski Resort, or the Calgary Sales Office. A release form is required to be filled out by the parent or legal guardian at the time of pass pick up and a photo of the child must be taken.

Website: www.skilouise.com

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Discounted Lift Tickets — NOT VALID FOR THE 2020/21 SEASON

Servus Ski Wednesday at Winsport

WinSport has a partnership with Servus Credit Union for Servus Ski Wednesdays, which allows skiers and snowboarders to purchase a lift ticket between 3 pm and 9 pm for just $13.99. In addition, Servus Credit Union members receive a 30% discount on rental packages.

Also, don’t forget about Family Sunday Fundays. If you come before 10 am, you get 15% off until March 29, 2020.

When: January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19, March 4, March 11, & March 18, 2020
Time: 3 – 9 pm
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB
Website: www.winsport.ca

Norquay Cool2Carpool Days

Norquay has revamped Toonie Days this year, as the popularity of the program meant they had problems with parking. Now they are running Cool2Carpool Days.

How it works:

Skiers and boarders are encouraged to ride-share to the hill. Split the $89 per carload price between each passenger for your own individual lift ticket (each passenger must be legally seated!). So, round up your family and friends alike, fill the station wagon, minivan or coach to save big this winter! (Each carload purchase must be made in a single transaction; sorry, no splitting payments.) And, if you choose to take the shuttle from Banff, you’ll ski for only $20/pp.

Cool 2 Carpool deal cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

When: December 18, 2019, January 9, February 12, March 11, & April 8, 202
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Mount Norquay
Directions: Head west on Highway 1, then take the second Banff exit, turn right on Mt Norquay Road.

Santa Shreds For Free at Mount Norquay

Planning to hit the slopes at Norquay on Christmas Day? Don your best Santa suit (or dress like Mrs. Claus, an elf or reindeer – but it needs to be the whole suit, not just a hat!), and you can ski for free, if you wear it all day!

When: December 25, 2019
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Mount Norquay Ski Area
Directions: Head west on Highway 1, then take the second Banff exit, turn right on Mt Norquay Road.

Never Ever Days

On select days, Ski Canada sometimes offers Never Ever days, where you can get a beginner lift ticket, lesson, and rental for only $25, for skiing or snowboarding! Tickets are very limited, however.

Website: www.skicanada.org