So this is how it’s done…
Due to very challenging snow making conditions – we have had very few nights with temperatures below -3 degrees – we will not have enough snow made to offer quality lessons this weekend (November 14 & 15) and we are forced to cancel the first day of programs.
The Christmas holidays prevent us from extending the programs later into December, so we would like to offer you a Snow Valley gift card for the value of the cancelled day of the lesson program. To collect your gift card, please bring your lesson card to Snow Valley Guest Services.
Our weekend programs are now scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 and run for four weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
While there isn’t enough snow to learn on, we encourage you to come to Snow Valley this weekend, or any time during “Pre-Season Hours” to pick up your gift card, to pick up lesson cards and pre-fit rentals for the programs.
Picking up lesson cards and fitting rental equipment before the lessons begin will make it much easier for you to speed through lines on the first day of programs.
For additional information, please check out our website at snowvalley.ca or call 780.434.3991.
Season pass sales were strong and lesson programs are practically full.
We are targeting November 13th, we hope, for a 5pm open time and YES it will be a Food Bank Friday to kick off the 2015-16 season.
If you’ve never been skiing or snowboarding, “C’mon down” as they say on the “Price Is Right” game show. (Did you know it’s STILL on the air?).
If you are someone who is new to the sport, be sure to sign up for our Discover Program: An on hill lesson before noon, a lunch break, another one hour lesson after lunch and the rest of the day to practice on all an inclusive lift pass and rentals!
Plus you get a FREE Area pass to return and practice more. If you decide to purchase a season pass during the same season, Your $69.95 Discover fee will be applied to your season pass fee. Way to go, team!
Learn to ski and snowboard right here at Snow Valley Ski Club because together we: Make Winter Fun!
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.
We’re looking forward to a great season and hope you are too!
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
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.
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
The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass gives your child hundreds of reasons to ski and snowboard this New Year
Start the New Year off right! Pick up a Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass and get your kids started in skiing and snowboarding.
Another year has come and gone, and we are all busy coming up with our own New Year’s resolutions for 2015. Most of us are aiming to lead happier and healthier lives by eating better, working less, spending more time with our family, and being more active. But what about our kids? It’s never too late – or too early – to get the kids started on their own goals to stay active and healthy in 2015. What better way to get them started right away than by getting them out and on the hills, skiing and snowboarding with the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass!
Any child in grade 4 or 5 (or who was born in 2004 or 2005) is eligible for a SnowPass and with over 150 ski areas participating in the program – including 31 ski areas in British Columbia, 19 in Alberta, 1 in Saskatchewan, 2 in Manitoba, 32 in Ontario, 57 in Quebec, 8 in Atlantic Canada, and 1 in the Yukon – it’s accessible to nearly everyone. Plus, it’s an unbeatable offer: it provides three lift passes at each and every one of the 150+ ski areas nationwide for Canadian kids in Grade 4 and Grade 5! For a full list of participating ski areas, visit www.snowpass.ca.
One of the great things about the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program is that it encourages children to get outside during the long Canadian winter. “Skiing and snowboarding are excellent ways to get kids outside and active in winter,” says Patrick Arkeveld, President and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council. “Skiing and snowboarding are healthy and fun outdoor activities, and what’s more, they’re family sports that create great family traditions and family memories.”
Now applying for a SnowPass is easier than ever! Visit www.snowpass.ca, upload your child’s picture and proof of age, enter your payment, and voila! Your child’s SnowPass will be sent straight to your home. You can also pay a little extra to have your SnowPass sent to you via XpressPost so that you receive it sooner. Details can be found on the SnowPass website.
For more information on the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program, visit www.snowpass.ca.
Looking for a fun and friendly competition for a beginner free style boarder or skier?
Pump Up The Jam is your solution!
Blank Skate & Snowboards presents Pump Up The Jam January 11th in the Skiers Sportshop Terrain Park. Kids 12 and under can enter this fun event ONLY at Snow Rider Ski Shop located immediately behind Guest Services at Snow Valley.
If you want to speed the process up, download the Pump Up The Jam Registration Package 2015, fill it out and bring it into Snow Rider before January 11, 2015.