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!

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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
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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.

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Linking Turns – Tips Up from SkiCanada

Go with the Flow!

Hey skiers, are you focused on finishing your turns? From the slopes of Big White near Kelowna, BC, ski pro Josh Foster focuses less on finishing and more on flow. In this on-hill video, Josh goes with the flow, showing us how to link one turn smoothly into the next.

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What Do You Want for Christmas?

In the midst of the traffic, shopping, wrapping and mall crowds, the question on everyone’s mind is “What Do You Want for Christmas?”.

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Maybe it’s a lesson or a new snowboard?

More snow?

A trip to the mountains: Marmot BasinLake LouiseSunshine?

It’s always so difficult.

What ever you choose, Snow Valley Ski Club wants to you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  May you be with family and have the opportunity to make new friends while visiting familiar faces.

Tips Up and Safety Bar down!

Tim Dea, Marketing & Communications Mgr,
Snow Valley Ski Club

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Season Under Way

The 2015-16 Snow Valley Ski season is finally under way. After battling warm conditions, the snow making crew were able to go consecutive nights and even string together a stretch of 36 hours. At last the lifts are running and the first week of lessons are done. Parts of Old Road and Southpaw are now open. It won’t be long for the entire stretch of Old Road to Klaus’ Korner will be done and then it’s off to North Hill.

There is a temporary park in place just below the triple chair. The Park Crew did a great job assembling a jump, a table top and rails for kids to hit all day long.

If you haven’t already tried some of the concession food, it really is looking and (best of all) tasting awesome.

See you on the slopes – we’re open and appreciate your patronage.

Tim Dea

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10% Off Season Passes – Right Now!

It must be September.  Snow Valley’s Tent Event was just last Sunday and now everyone is heading back to school.

You are welcome to buy your season pass at 10% off regular prices on line here.

10offSnow Valley’s Guest Services will be open the last week of September for pick up and purchase of season passes.  Plus you can book your lessons and programs if you come in or call Guest Services.

We’re looking forward to a great season and hope you are too!

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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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