Mother’s Day Brunch

Yes it’s that time of year when you say to yourself, what are we going to do for Mother’s Day Brunch this year?

Say it no more.  Book your seat now at Snow Valley when we host our Annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday May 13 beginning at 10:30 am.

Contact Gina to make your reservation today!

780-809-2374 or


Pre-Season Pass Sale Starts Soon!

There are lots of deals around town to various events and attractions and we are no exception.  The  2018 Pre-Season Pass Sale is one of the most anticipated.

Savvy shoppers can get their 2018-19 Season Pass at 2017-18 prices AND they get to RIDE the rest of THIS season FREE!

But that’s not all…

As long as you have purchased a season pass, you are entitled to all privileges and DISCOUNTS at local shops, ski areas and mountain resorts!  This is possibly the best deal going!  Just ask us!

It all starts February 15, 2018.  They’ll be available online at and in person at Guest Service during regular business hours.  Either way you’ll have to come down to get your picture taken to put on your pass.  Then you’ll be riding the hills of Snow Valley until March of 2019! 

The 2018 Pre-Season Pass Sale at Snow Valley beginning February 15th!



Family Day

February 17 to 19 is Alberta’s Family Day Long Weekend!

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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.



Pre-Season Pass Sale

Get next year’s pass now and ride the rest of this season FREE!

We do it every year and this year is no exception.  It’s your chance to get your 2018-2019 Season Pass at 2017-18 prices AND ride the remainder of this season for free.

STARTS: February 15

The other great thing is you ALSO get access to all the reciprocal deals now and next season.  The Pre-Season Pass sale is worth it, especially with all the snow we’re getting now and all the discounts you can take advantage of for the next 14 months.

Be sure to check the website when the Pre-Season Pass sale as soon as the clock strikes 12 to start February 15th!

Thank you for supporting Snow Valley Ski Club, a not for profit organization dedicated to the idea that we “MAKE WINTER FUN”!







Extreme Cold Warning

How often do you hear that?

Extreme Cold Warning

Never.  More often than not, you’ll get a “Windchill Advisory” or something that most Edmontonians would react with a “Mmm hmmm” or “I guess I’ll wear a toque”.  “Extreme Cold Warning” is rare especially with a lead line of “Multi day episode of very cold wind chills continue”. 

If you are outside watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

In fact, the average high for this time of year is -7C and the average low is -16.  The weather station at Edmonton International Airport recorded -33.5 on Christmas Day and -33.8 on Boxing Day…the coldest December 25th and 26th between 1999 and 2017.  We won’t hit that today….but it’s close!

Extreme Cold Warning, serious stuff.

Here’s the link to the Weather Network’s current conditions.


Santa On The Hill

Santa on the Hill Dec. 24

In need of a well deserved pre-delivery ride, you will be able to see Santa on the hill this Sunday.  Watch for your favourite flying mythical man in red as he rides the lifts and carpets handing out candy canes to all the children.  Santa on The Hill is an annual event that is very close to the story of the Pied Piper: Kids just follow him where ever he goes…just with candy canes instead of music. 

I wonder why?  Because it’s fun, of course!

Santa on the hill, this Sunday at Snow Valley Ski Club.


Tim Dea


Why Facebook? Why?

Facebook has a new protocol to ensure that the person steering the profile “Gern Blanstick” is actually Gern and not his brother Bjorn. 

Should Facebook doubt you, they will ask for an image of a piece of identification that puts the name of your profile, or the person responsible for the profile, on an official document.  “Why that’s an intrusion of my privacy”, maybe but it’s their software/website.  Don’t submit what they want and maybe you’ll never login again.

And so our very own Simon SnowLeopard is in a bit of a pickle.  Simon’s Facebook profile was created long ago…long before Snapchat or Instagram, you know, when dinosaurs and flip phones ruled the earth.  It was long enough ago that you had to have a personal profile before you could create a ‘page’.  “Snow Valley Ski Club” has a page but it’s ‘owned’ by Simon SnowLeopard and today they asked for ID. 

I sent them a letter explaining the situation.  First, of course, I had to convert the letter to an image because it won’t take anything but an image file.  And don’t get me started about how you cannot actually send a message to an individual over at 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA, 94025.

Why Facebook?  Why?

Your friend and possibly former profile owner,

Simon SnowLeopard


Ski Swap is Back October 14 & 15

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. 

All proceeds go to Snow Valley Ski Club and Snow Valley Racing Association