February 17 to 19 is Alberta’s Family Day Long Weekend!
And it couldn’t have come at a better time. The weather looks to be on track to be a typical February weekend: Saturday a high of -8, Sunday a high of -15 and Monday a high of -14. Let’s hope it holds true…well, we are a week away.
Snow Valley Family Day will feature a Scavenger Hunt that will give you clues to travel the entire hill – so be sure to pick up your clue sheet at Snow Rider. We will also bring out our ever popular Obstacle Course down Old Road and set up a fun run race course! We’ll also have FREE Hot Chocolate outdoors, while supplies last! And watch out for Simon as he makes comes out to wander about Snow Valley.
That’s happening all day Monday, February 19th – Family Day, at Snow Valley Ski Club.
Snow Valley Ski Club and Snow Valley Racing Association welcome winter back with Ski Swap and Sale on October 14 and 15.
Drop off items to be consigned for just $2 each on Saturday, October 14 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Print off your own Consignment Form here.
Season Pass holders can come back between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm Saturday night for a sneak peak sale!
Sunday, October 15 is the official sale day from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Admission is $2 each or $5 per family.
We’ll have food trucks and a fun castle from REMAX to keep you fueled and having fun.
Wondering how it all works? Lots of help is always around from volunteers and even some of our retail partners provide some staff to assist. A pre-sizing area will once again be a feature of Snow Rider so you know what size to look for and avoid getting something that doesn’t really fit well.
On February 4, skiers and ski patrollers at Snow Valley Ski Cub will take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most snow angels at the same time in multiple locations. The current record is 15,851. Up to 100 ski hills and resorts across Canada will be participating in the attempt at 11AM MST.
Be sure to register at 10:30 am in front of the Lodge.
The effort is being held as part of Canadian Ski Patrol Day, a day that honours the life-saving work undertaken by the 4,500 volunteer ski patrollers providing advanced first aid and rescue services at more than 220 ski areas across Canada. Currently, 58 volunteer ski patrollers provide first aid and medical services to skiers and snowboarders at Snow Valley.
“Canada’s ski patrollers are Canada’s guardians on the snow,” said Canadian Ski Patrol president and chief executive officer Colin Saravanamuttoo. “Helping to break the record for most snow angels is a great way for the skiing and boarding community to celebrate the people who look over them on the snow,” continued Saravanamuttoo.
The Canadian Ski Patrol was first established in 1941 to organize and train a first aid and rescue group to patrol ski hills. Today, the CSP is Canada’s largest volunteer-based first responder organization. In the past 76 years, hundreds of thousand Canadians have volunteered for and received advanced first aid training from the Canadian Ski Patrol.
“Some of these volunteers have put their lives at risk to help keep our skiers and boarders safe,” said Snow Valley “It’s important for us to take part in Canadian Ski Patrol Day and show our gratitude for these amazing people’s hard work and dedication.”
Canadian Ski Patrol – key facts and numbers:
Hundreds of thousand volunteer ski patrollers since 1941
4,500 active ski patrollers in 2016
More than 220 ski resorts serviced by the Canadian Ski Patrol
An estimated five million Canadians are skiers or snowboarders
Up to 100 ski resorts taking part in the attempt
Snow Valley welcomes on average 185,000 skiers and snowboarders each year
The longest-serving ski patroller at Snow Valley has been serving for over 30 years
Sunday, January 8th will feature a great annual event here at Snow Valley Ski Club: Pump Up The Jam!
This is a fun competition for kids under 13 to show off their freestyle moves on our beginner terrain park.
Last year there some very talented kids out there doing some advanced tricks. To see the full poster click here. You can still register in person only at Snow Rider Ski Shop located next to Guest Services.