Pump Up The Jam: This Sunday!

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.


More Hill Opening in Time for Winterfest!

Snow continues to pile up as snow guns run around the clock.  North Hill will open Thursday which would mean the Rainbow Triple Chair will open, too.  More terrain means more good news!Winterfest SM Cover

Be sure to join us for Winterfest this weekend, December 9, 10 and 11 including our inaugural Illuminate the Hill, presented by ATB.   Click on the image to see the poster.

The last runs to open will be on the south end of Snow Valley: Wish Bone, Southpaw, Old Road and Klaus’ Corner. 

20161207_-20csmThe Snow Valley Racing Association will be running this week as well.

Now if only the temperature was a little milder, we could welcome the hundreds of school kids we normally host each weekday!


OPEN! Finally…

Snow Valley Ski Club is open for the 2016-17 season.

Man, that was nerve wracking!  The waiting ….and waiting ….and then…waiting some more! 

  • Lesson programs begin Saturday, December 3 (have you booked your make up lessons?)
  • Both carpets are open (Discover and Snowflake) along with the Quad Chairlift.
  • Limited terrain is available: Discover, Snowflake and Cascade

Snow Guns Firing

We hope every one can come out and enjoy the snow.  Snow making will continue over night and in areas that are currently closed.

Remember Season Pass holders get discounts across western Canada resorts and shops right here in Edmonton. 

Next week is our Annual Winterfest – learn more here on our Events Page.


No Snow is No Fun



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!


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.


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!


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!