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, plus news of fun, special events that might encourage you to try out a new hill (or at least make sure you make it to your favourite hill on the most fun days of the season)!

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

Deals & Special Events

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)

RCR Rockies Grade 2 Funpass

Is your child born in 2010 or enrolled in grade two? Then he or she is entitled to receive a 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 2017-18 ski season.

Pass is free with proof of child’s 2010 birthdate; $20 (+GST) processing fee applies. You can apply for 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 time of pass pick up and a photo of the child must be taken.


Servus Ski Tuesdays at Winsport

WinSport has announced a new partnership with Servus Credit Union to launch Servus Ski Tuesdays, which allows skiers and snowboarders to purchase a lift ticket between 3 pm and 9 pm for just $10. In addition, Servus Credit Union members receive an additional 10% off rentals.

When: January 30, February 27 and March 13th
Time: 3 – 9 pm
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB

Norquay Toonie Days

On five separate occasions this winter, Alberta residents can hit the slopes at Norquay for less than the price of a cup of coffee! This offer does not include tubing.

$2 lift tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the event with an optional donation to a local charity of Mt Norquay’s choosing. Donations collected from each of Mt Norquay’s ‘Toonie Days’ will be divided between a variety of charities within the Bow Valley and Calgary area.

When: February 7, March 7, and April 11, 2018
Where: Mount Norquay
Directions: Head west on Highway 1, then take the second Banff exit, turn right on Mt Norquay Road.

Lake Louise Free Demo Day

The Lake Louise Ski Resort is having a FREE Demo Day on February 17, 2018. Come test out new season hard goods from your favourite ski and snowboard companies, for FREE! There will be a variety of companies and shops on hand to give you all the information you need about their products. All you need to do is leave a credit card or driver’s license with the Rep while you take their gear out for a few runs.

When: February 17 & March 24, 2018
Where: Lake Louise Ski Resort
Address: 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise AB

Torchlight Dinner and Ski at Lake Louise

Experience the mountain from a whole new perspective as you explore the hill after hours. The excitement begins at the mid-mountain lodge, Whitehorn Bistro, where you will enjoy après drinks, appetizers and live music in a majestic setting. Following après, you will enjoy first tracks down a freshly groomed run with professional staff as your escorts. Head to the Sitzmark Lounge where a smorgasbord of food and entertainment awaits you.

Optional transportation to Lake Louise or Banff Hotels is available. Non-skiers/boarders can purchase a dinner/dance only option for the Sitzmark Lounge.

Kids 5 and under get in free!

When: February 14, 2018
Time: closing time – 9 pm
Where: Lake Louise Ski Resort
Address: 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise AB

Night Skiing at Castle Mountain

The fun doesn’t need to end just because the sun has gone down! (And good thing, too, during the long winter nights.)

Castle Mountain Resort is embracing the Family Day holiday with an evening of night skiing on Sunday, February 18th, 2018. This is the first time they’ve ever done this for Family Day! 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 6 – 8 pm and is only $5 to participate.

Additionally, the Castle Community will generously be providing hotdogs and hot chocolates for everyone!

When: Sunday, February 18th, 2018
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Where: Castle Mountain Resort
Address: Pincher Creek, AB

World Snow Day (Castle Mountain)

World Snow Day is an international event that brings fun activities to FIS Member National Ski Associations around the globe! The events are designed to encourage kids to participate and engage in winter sports.

Castle Mountain Resort will be offering complimentary Green Chair (learning zone) tickets for guests on January 20 – 21, 2018. In addition, ski and snowboard instructors will be on hand within our learning areas to provide complimentary tips and instruction to those who may need a helping hand. A number of additional family-friendly events and activities will be available including complimentary lunch for kids (quantities limited) and a fun-race organized by the local chapter of the Canadian Ski Patrol.

When: January 20 – 21, 2018
Where: Castle Mountain Resort (Pincher Creek, AB)
FIS Snow Day
Castle Mountain Snow DayEvent Info

National Ski Day at Nakiska

On January 27th, Nakiska Ski Area is hosting a National Ski Day event, with lift tickets priced at 50% off and available online!

Go online for more info on National Ski Day.

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Nakiska Ski Area
Facebook: Event Page

Never Ever Days

On select days this season, Nakiska is offering Never Ever days, where you can get a beginner lift ticket, lesson, and rental for only $25, for skiing or snowboarding!

See other Ski Canada’s Never Ever Days here.

When: February 12, March 16, & April 9, 2018
Where: Nakiska Ski Area

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Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.

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