Register Now for Skis’n Tees 2015

CIPlogo(Colour)What has 9 holes and is a fund raiser for our Community Initiative Program?  Skis’n Tees Charity 9 Hole Golf Tournament, of course!  Brought to you by our friends at Western Buick GMC, we tee off at 3:30 pm on Friday May 29th from Jagare Ridge Golf Course.

We will play a scramble format of fun golf that leads to a great BBQ Steak supper and live auction!

It’s just $99 plus GST per player and you can sign up right here!

Registration will remain open until Tuesday, May 19th.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

May 10: Mother’s Day Brunch

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Late last fall Snow Valley Ski Club was privileged to secure Chef Leo, a Red Seal Certified Chef, no less!  Here’s your chance to see how the brilliant vista of Snow Valley in May and fine food combine for a wonderful treat for Mom.

Book your table now for Mother’s Day Brunch with Gina Mitchell at The Lodge at Snow Valley.

Adults: $36; Seniors: $25; and Children 4 and up are $16 each.  All prices add 17% service charge and tax.

You may call Gina at 780-809-2374 or e-mail directly here.

Click on the image to see the complete menu.

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It’s No Joke: Last Run is Today

Snow Valley will close down the lifts and sweep the hill one last time for the 2014-15 ski season, today (Wednesday, April 1) at 5:00 pm.

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Another season passes and thousands of school kids (20,000+) have received at least one lesson and hundreds of disadvantage youth and new Canadians (over 1200) have discovered the thrill of riding down a slope and embracing the environment in which they live.

Thank you Edmonton and alpine enthusiasts of all walks of life for another successful season at the foot of the Whitemud Creek in the winter oasis we call Snow Valley Ski Club.

See you next season – and don’t forget about Skis’n Tees 9 Hole Charity Golf Tournament and Live Auction, May 29th at Jagare Ridge Golf Course.

 

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FINAL FOOD BANK FRIDAY: 9a to 5p

FoodBankFridays2015(Stairs4034)AThis Friday, March 27th is the final Food Bank Friday!  ALL DAY you can ski or snowboard for just $10 with a donation to Edmonton’s Food Bank!  Come at 9:00 am or anytime before we close for the night and you can ride for just $10 with a donation.

So far we have collected just over 4000 kilograms of food.  We can do better with you help.

Thank you from Snow Valley Ski Club and the Edmonton Food Bank.

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Simon’s Birthday is this Sunday!

Join us in the boardroom upstairs in the lodge for Simon The Snow Leopard’s Birthday Party.  It all happens between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.   All Cub Club Members will receive a goody bag and a cupcake to honour the occasion.

simonheadNot a Cub Club member?  Anyone 12 and under can sign up now at Snow Rider.

The Cub Club would like to thank our sponsors: McDonalds, Princess and the Pea, Inflatable Fun & Snow Rider Ski Shop.

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Excellent Conditions Despite Wonky Weather

Snow Valley has experienced some strange weather in it’s 66 years but this year has to stand out as one of the weirdest.

We’ve had heat, rain, snow and sub arctic cold.   And that was just last week!  All kidding aside the variance in the weather can be challenging for us to get around but it’s not that bad on the slopes.

Conditions of the snow vary with the temperature and humidity.  That, however, should not prevent you from enjoying the experience of riding the slopes on skis and or snowboards.  The key to survival is layering and it’s not new.

Begin with a base layer, a mid layer then a top layer.  What has changed are the materials and therefore the number of layers has also changed.  Where wool was once king, breathable man-made fabrics rule the roost.  Thin materials that are also much lighter.

Your equipment should also be checked at the conditions change, as well.  It’s important to keep an eye on edges, bindings, boots, helmets along with mitts and snow pants.

This is winter in Alberta, weirder than most this season, but winter just the same.

So get out there, grit your teeth and embrace the outdoors in comfort!

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The Big Hit: Feb 28-CANCELLED

Due to low registration, The 2015 Big Hit has been cancelled.

All those who have registered will be contacted and receive a full refund.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For further information please contact: Tim Dea at 780-809-2368 or by email

 

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Family Day is Coming Up

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This is always a great day to break up the winter with the whole family.  Activities abound throughout the city.  Snow Valley is no exception.  We’ll have our Annual Fun Race, Hot chocolate and much more all day long.  But who do we owe thanks for this ‘day off’?  We have to go back almost 25 years.

The holiday was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley, on the advice of her premier, Don Getty. Premier Getty said it was important for all Albertans to take time for their families, and that this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.

The holiday was first celebrated in 1990.  Alberta was the only province in Canada to have a statutory holiday in February until Saskatchewan began observing it in 2007.

Getty came in for considerable criticism at the time. Many employers felt that an additional statutory holiday was an unnecessary financial burden. In response to the criticism, the holiday of Heritage Day was downgraded to a civic holiday, meaning employers are not required to observe this day. Under Alberta law, the employer may choose to observe Heritage Day as a general holiday, under which rules applying to general holiday pay will be used.

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Welcome to the Tropics!

In support of winter, we present our annual Tropical Weekend at Snow Valley.

All weekend long you will be whisked away to the tropics while riding the slopes of Discover, Southpaw and Cascade.

Saturday between 11a and 2p you can have fun on Discover with our Limbo contest…ya mahn.  Saddle up to the Tiki-bar and watch the fun. All weekend our food special, Grilled Chicken & Pineapple Kebob with Avocado Salsa & Rice, is just $5.00.

Selfie lovers (and more importantly Selfie-takers), be sure to ask for a pair of White Snow Valley Sunglasses* at Guest Services to post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hash tag: #SVTropicalWknd and tag us while your at it**.   Winner gets 2 Lift Passes to Marmot Basin in Jasper!

*While quantities last.  **Entries must be posted by February 4th. Winner announced

February 5th.

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