Another Season is Almost Complete!

Today is our ALL DAY Food Bank Friday and Spring Break Camps will run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Then the 2016-17 season comes to a close Wednesday, March 29 at 5:00 pm.

Thank you to all who came to enjoy all that we can provide: lifts, rentals, lessons, sessions, poutine, hot chocolate and most of all: FUN!  We like to say we “Make Winter Fun”, when actually, YOU make winter fun.

Thank you and see you at Snow Valley Aerial Park on May 20 or sometime during the summer!

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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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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!

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Skis & Tees Charity Golf: May 27

Come register now for our annual Skis & Tees Charity Golf Tournament presented by Arrkann Trailer & RV and Western Buick GMC in support of Snow Valley’s Community Initiatives Program at Jagare Ridge Golf Course!

It’s just $99 for a 9-hole fun tournament including a cart, fabulous prizes – with a foursome prize for the winning team  – and more.  Plus we’ll have steak dinner with a 10 Item Silent Auction.

Did you know that since 2008, the Community Initiatives Program has:

  • Provided 4760 lift tickets, plus rentals and lessons, for groups of new Canadians and disadvantaged youth to come to Snow Valley.
  • Donated in excess of $855,720.00 in lift passes to various community organizations to assist in their fund raising
  • Helped collect just over 39 metric tons of food for the Edmonton Food Bank, including 3150kg so far this season.

 

Want to know more about Snow Valley’s Community Initiatives Program?  Click on the logo below to visit our webpage.

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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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Stylish Skiers

Most Stylish Skiers Ever

They were as influential off the slopes as they were on. Introducing the all- time most stylish men’s alpine ski racers.

GOLD – STEIN ERIKSEN

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The Norwegian-born great is the epitome of skiing style. Even at 87, the Olympic gold medalist – who moved the U.S. shortly after the 1952 Olympics – wines, dines, and smooth talks as the director of skiing at the classy Deer Valley resort in Utah.

SILVER – ALBERTO TOMBA

27 FEB 1994:  ALBERTO TOMBA OF ITALY SKIIS TODAY EN ROUTE TO A WINS SILVER IN THE MEN's SLALOM AT THE 1994 WINTER OLYMPICS IN LILLEHAMMER.  Mandatory Credit: Simon Bruty/ALLSPORT

27 FEB 1994: ALBERTO TOMBA OF ITALY SKIIS TODAY EN ROUTE TO A WINS SILVER IN THE MEN’s SLALOM AT THE 1994 WINTER OLYMPICS IN LILLEHAMMER. Mandatory Credit: Simon Bruty/ALLSPORT

The Italian, La Bomba, rose to the top of the skiing world as a brash, aggressive skier, with throngs of women waiting in the finish area. Let’s not forget he became the first skier to medal in three different Olympic games and claimed 50 World Cup races.

BRONZE – JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY

Raised in the French Alps, the son of a shop owner learned to ski early, and quickly learned to win. The pinnacle of his career – three gold medals at the 1968 Games – etched this handsome skier into worldwide stardom.

Close to the podium mentions:
Bode Miller, Franz Klammer, Erik Guay, Aksel Lund Svindal, Alexandre Bilodeau

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