No Snow is No Fun

**PLEASE NOTE: SNOW VALLEY’S LESSON PROGRAMS SCHEDULED TO RUN NOVEMBER 19 TO 24, INCLUSIVE, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.**

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Waiting for -5C….tick tick tick

How can we be so far into November with no real snow making weather?

Snow Valley, and many other Alberta ski areas, is ham-strung by the mild late fall temperatures.  It was supposed to be a cold winter, especially late December and January, however we were led to believe that November would see it’s share of sub zero digits, as well.

Hopefully there will be snow making in the over night periods very soon.  A dusting of snow is helpful but clear skies would be more welcome.  Keep your fingers crossed.

And your toes…because we’re ready!

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Snow Valley Aerial Park

Snow Valley Ski Club is proceeding with building Edmonton’s first Aerial Park, scheduled to open late Spring 2017.

KT-90-SoarDesigned and built by KristallTurm, the climbing structure will be as high as the surrounding trees, have a diameter of approximately 35 meters and feature the latest safety system in the industry.  Over 100 games or challenges on three separate levels will push you to your limits of fun while enjoying the great outdoors in Rainbow Valley.

For more information about the project – visit our Aerial Park page.

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No Snow? No Problem!

It’s been a wonky fall: 10cm snow on October 18 and the next two weeks take us from Summer, to Fall to Winter!  In the event that Snow Valley is unable to open in time for the start of your Lesson Program, we do have a plan:

If your lesson program starts on November 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 or 24:

  • You will be notified by e-mail of a cancellation due to lack of snow, a minimum 72h in advance.
  • If you are notified, you can book a make-up lesson in advance for any Sunday at 3p or Monday at 715p throughout the Fall, Winter or Spring Sessions. Booking will be on a first come first served basis.

Keep your fingers crossed (click on the image below for the most up to date weather)…

Week of Nov 14 looks to be best for making snow!

Week of Nov 14 looks to be best for making snow!

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Ski Swap Rocks Snow Valley!

The annual Snow Valley Ski Swap in support of Snow Valley Ski Club and Snow Valley Racing Association was a huge success.  Thanks to all those who consigned and purchased ski and snowboard (equipment and clothing) for helping to raise over $10,000 for each club.  20161016_skiswap-03

Our local shops also contributed their staff to help with sizing and recommendations.  Thank you:

  • Sundance Ski Shop,
  • Skiers Sportshop,
  • Out of Bounds,
  • Pacesetter Ski Shoppe and
  • Track ‘n Trail.

20161016_skiswap-06This season is already looking better than last year (weather wise) and we can’t wait to open.  Our, fingers crossed, opening day is scheduled for…NOVEMBER 11, 2017!

Special thanks goes to Re/Max for their on going support of Snow Valley by bringing their Balloon and Jumpy castle!  Plus Street Eats food truck for their delicious food!

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Tent Event: Aug 28, 2016

Join us on Sunday, August 28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm along with shops and resorts for our annual Tent Event!

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Shop for items such as skis, snowboards, clothing and more from: Sundance Ski Shop, Skiers Sportshop, Snow Rider, Marmot Basin, Sunshine Village and more!

Snow Valley’s Guest Services will be open so you can pick up or purchase your family, adult, youth or junior season pass at 15% off the regular price.

Be sure to bring down a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank, as well!

Tent Event, August 28th in front of the Lodge at Snow Valley.

Welcome to the 2016-17 Season!

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Mother’s Day Brunch… mmmmm

Book your seat now for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 8th!  There’s a special gift for Moms and prize giveaways from Tony Roma’s and more!

Seating is limited and begins anytime after 10:30 am until Noon.

Tickets* must be booked in advance:

  • $38 for Adults,
  • $28 for those 55 years and over,
  • $18 for kids 4 to 12 years of age.

Call 780-809-2374 or book right now with Gina!

*All prices add 17% service charge and GST.

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Mothers Day Brunch at SV

MOTHERS DAY 2016 Poster

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Project Notice & Open House

PROJECT NOTICE & OPEN HOUSE INVITATION SUMMER ADVENTURE ACTIVITY AREA

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Snow Valley Ski Club plans to develop a Summer Adventure Activity Area that will consist of a recreational aerial rope park structure. This modular structure will be located within the grounds of the Rainbow Valley Campground.

This will be an exciting and unique facility on which participants will make their way through numerous “games” or challenges throughout the entirety of the structure. The “games” will consist of a variety of elements including rope bridges, log ladders, cargo nets, tightropes, climbing walls, wobbly bridges, etc.

This project aligns with the recreational and wellness-based elements of the City of Edmonton’s Vision and Strategic Plan by providing an accessible facility that will encourage healthy and active living as well as provide a connection to nature. It will also enable Snow Valley to fulfill its mission of providing year-round outdoor recreational opportunities for all Edmontonians. This project was included in the City of Edmonton-approved 2012 Snow Valley 10-Year Master Plan.

The structure will measure 30 meters by 30 meters at the base and 15 meters tall. It is anticipated that it will be constructed in May/June, 2017 and will be operational by July, 2017. The construction area will be fenced to ensure the safety of all users of the Whitemud Park area.

Snow Valley will be hosting an informational open house regarding the project on Wednesday, April 27th from 6-8pm in the new Rainbow Valley Campground Chalet. You are cordially invited to attend.

For more information please contact:
Paul Robinson, Assistant General Manager, Snow Valley
Phone: 780-809-2364
Email: paul@snowvalley.ca
P.O. BOX 21100 EDMONTON ALBERTA T6R 2V4
P. 780.434.3991 F. 780.436.5479
SKI@SNOWVALLEY.CA

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Skis & Tees Charity Golf: May 27

Come register now for our annual Skis & Tees Charity Golf Tournament presented by Arrkann Trailer & RV and Western Buick GMC in support of Snow Valley’s Community Initiatives Program at Jagare Ridge Golf Course!

It’s just $99 for a 9-hole fun tournament including a cart, fabulous prizes – with a foursome prize for the winning team  – and more.  Plus we’ll have steak dinner with a 10 Item Silent Auction.

Did you know that since 2008, the Community Initiatives Program has:

  • Provided 4760 lift tickets, plus rentals and lessons, for groups of new Canadians and disadvantaged youth to come to Snow Valley.
  • Donated in excess of $855,720.00 in lift passes to various community organizations to assist in their fund raising
  • Helped collect just over 39 metric tons of food for the Edmonton Food Bank, including 3150kg so far this season.

 

Want to know more about Snow Valley’s Community Initiatives Program?  Click on the logo below to visit our webpage.

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