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 Family Fun Guide to 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 $29.99. 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 grades 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: $29.99
Where: Can be used at mountains across Canada (2 times per hill)

RCR Rockies Grade 2 Fun Pass

Is your child in grade two? Then he or she is entitled to receive an RCR Rockies Grade 2 Fun Pass™ 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 ski season. You will need proof of the child’s birthdate and a $20 (+GST) processing fee applies. NEW this season: the Grade 2 Fun Pass must be picked up in person at Guest Services and will not be mailed out.

Cost: $20
Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and Nakiska Ski Area

Lake Louise Grade 2 Ski Pass

Lake Louise also has a grade two ski pass for your child, for only the $40! 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.

Cost: $40
Lake Louise Ski Resort

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