Ultimate Guide: Where to Ski in Edmonton

Presented by Sport Chek



It’s hard, even for an Edmontonian, to deny: one of the first things that pop into your head when you hear “Alberta” is skiing and our Rocky Mountains. And I’m not running them down. Those shale and limestone behemoths are great for a weekend away, but what about when you want to get your ski on without the four hour drive?

The Capital region is home to some great hills that are just the thing for noob skiers and pros who need some local powder practice time on the slopes.  And just to make it a little sweeter, we’ve put together some of the gear from Sport Chek you’ll want, to make your time on the hill fantastic!

Edmonton Ski Club 9613 – 96th Ave, Edmonton: The Edmonton Ski Club bills itself as the “Centre for family snow sports in the heart of Edmonton” and the view of the downtown skyline from the top of the hill on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River is one of the best in the city! The Edmonton Ski Club offers lessons, rentals, camps, an after-school drop off program for kids, and a terrain park.

A family that skiies together needs to stay warm together! These jackets from Sports Chek fit the bill nicely! Boys will love the Omni-Heat jacket from Columbia, and Dad will be happy and toasty in this Burton jacket with Living Lining.
Hours of Operation:
Tentative opening: December 1, 2016
Tuesday – Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 780-465-0852

Rabbit Hill just North of Highway 19 at D-25512 Township Rd 510A,  Leduc County Just outside the city you’ll find Rabbit Hill Snow Resort. Rabbit Hill offers lessons and rentals and a terrain park for the snowboarders. There is a pick up/drop off bus service to locations in Edmonton, St. Albert, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Devon on Saturdays and Sundays to ease your way to the hill.

Keep your eyes on the prize, not snow blind and full of slush! These Oakley Line Miner goggles will keep the view rosy! 
Hours of Operation:
*opening date still to be announced*
Regular Season (November 26, 2016 to March 19, 2017)
Monday to Friday – 10am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday – 9am to 5pm
Late Season (March 20 to March 29, 2017)
Monday to Wednesday – 10 am to 5pm
Phone: 780-955-2440
Email: info@rabbithill.com

Snow Valley 13204 Rainbow Valley Road, Edmonton (on 119 St, off Whitemud Fwy) Conveniently located in Southwest Edmonton, Snow Valley is a great spot to practice your snow sports! They offer rentals, lessons and not one, but two terrain parks–beginner and advanced.

Feeling a bit competitive? Why not let technology decide the winner when you don a Fitbit! Several styles are available, we like the Charge 2 in black for him, and the sleek Flex 2 in lavender for her!
Hours of Operation:
*opening mid-November, weather permitting*
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: 780-434-3991
Email: ski@snowvalley.ca

Sunridge Ski Area 10980 17th St, Edmonton Just across the river from Rundle Park, nestled in the Strathcona Science Park you will find the Sunridge Ski Area. In addition to the lessons, rentals and terrain park at Sunridge, they are pleased to offer tubing. The exhilaration of tobogganing multiplied!

On the hill or in the tube park, protect what your mama gave you (your brain, that is) in this sleek Giro Range helmet for men!
Hours of Operation:
*opening November, weather permitting*
Monday to Friday: 9:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sun: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon – 4:00pm

If you are interested in making a day trip of it, you may want to check out Alberta’s largest non-mountain ski resort: Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort. The smaller hills of Long Lake near Thorhild,  Silver Summit in Edson,or Tawatinaw Valley Alpine and Nordic Centre in Westlock are good for practice.

Whatever adventure you get up to with your family, we’d love to hear about it…or better yet, see it! The Hero5 GoPro camera records all the action in HD! Now as the ski bums say, all we need is the snow!

Where to Ski in Edmonton

1.Omni-Heat jacket from Columbia; 2.Burton jacket; 3. Oakley Line Miner goggles; 4. Fitbit Charge 2 in black; 5. Flex 2 in lavender; 6. Giro Range helmet; 7. Hero5 GoPro camera

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