Make the Most of Your Family’s Time on the Hill: Ski/Snowboard Money-Saving Deals

Money-saving deals & special events on the snowy slopes in and around Calgary (Family Fun Calgary)

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. If you’re reading this in the early fall, be sure to take a look at the Calgary New and Used Ski Sale!

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 up to three times 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 (3 times per hill)
Emailinfo@snowpass.ca
Websitewww.skicanada.org

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 2018-19 ski season.

The pass is free with proof of the child’s 2011 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.

Websitewww.skircr.com

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

Discounted Lift Tickets

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 $12. In addition, Servus Credit Union members receive an additional 10% off rentals.

When: December 5, 2018; January 9, January 30, February 20, March 6, March 13 & March 20, 2019
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. This year, they are running Cool2Carpool Days.

How it works:

Skiers and boarders are encouraged to ride-share to the hill. Split the $50 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 $10/pp.

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

When: December 19, 2018, January 9, February 13, March 13, & April 10, 2019
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.
Websitewww.winter.banffnorquay.com

Never Ever Days

On select days this season, Ski Canada is offering 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, and right now (February 2019) only Castle Mountain has dates.

Website: www.skicanada.org

Ski Big 3 Community Ski Day

If you’re a member of Banff, Canmore, or the Bow Valley, ski Banff Sunshine for only $35 and feel great about the proceeds going back into the Bow Valley community.

When: December 7, 2018
Where: Banff Sunshine Village
Directions: 1 Sunshine Access Road, Banff, AB
Websitewww.skibanff.com

Ski Big 3 Community Ski Day

If you’re a member of Banff, Canmore, or the Bow Valley, ski Mt. Norquay for only $35 and feel great about the proceeds going back into the Bow Valley community.

When: December 8, 2018
Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Where: Mount Norquay Ski Area
Directions: Head west on Highway 1, then take the second Banff exit, turn right on Mt Norquay Road.
Websitewinter.banffnorquay.com

Ski Big 3 Community Ski Day

If you’re a member of Banff, Canmore, or the Bow Valley, ski Lake Louise for only $35 and feel great about the proceeds going back into the Bow Valley community.

When: December 9, 2018
Where: Lake Louise Ski Resort
Address: 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise, AB
Websitewww.skilouise.com

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, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Mount Norquay Ski Area
Directions: Head west on Highway 1, then take the second Banff exit, turn right on Mt Norquay Road.
Websitewinter.banffnorquay.com

Friday Night Lights at Mount Norquay

Head to the Terrain Park at Norquay on select Friday nights this winter for Friday Night Lights! Park Ride and Jam Session Sponsored by RIDE will be hanging out in the park all night with loads of swag. Some regional team riders will be here to offer stoke and pointers and there will be prizes for stepping it up! This is a free event, but a lift ticket is required. All ages are welcome.

When: January 11, February 1, March 1, 2019
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Where: Mount Norquay Ski Area
Directions: Head west on Highway 1, then take the second Banff exit, turn right on Mt Norquay Road.
Websitewww.banffnorquay.com

Castle Mountain Night Skiing

Castle Mountain Resort is embracing the Family Day holiday with night skiing from February 15 to 17, 2018. Is there a better way to spend the Family Day long weekend? Spend time with family & friends skiing under the lights! All runs accessible by the Green Chair will be open during the evening, including jumps & rails for those a little more adventurous. The event runs from 5 – 8 pm and is only $5 to participate.

When: February 15 – 17, 2019
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Where: Castle Mountain Resort
Address: Pincher Creek, AB
Website: www.skicastle.ca

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