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.

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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

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Thank you Edmonton: Ski Swap Largest in History!

Snow Valley’s Annual Ski Swap & Sale was a record breaking event!

THANK YOU!

Sales and fees from all sources exceeded $200,000! 

Proceeds from this fund raiser go back equally to non-profit organizations “Snow Valley Ski Club” and “Snow Valley Racing Association”. 

Hopefully, everyone got something new or, and we’ll say it again, ‘new to you’ for the upcoming season.  Private consignment, local shops and even Snow Valley’s Snow Rider got into the action. Shops included Sundance Ski and Snowboard Shop, Pacesetter Ski Shop, Skiers Sportshop, Out of Bounds, and Track’n Trail.

Thank you as well to those that supplied support and services:

  • Infinite Event Rentals
  • Beavertails Food Truck
  • DFA Tech
  • Western GMC
  • REMAX
  • Snow Valley Racing Association (Volunteers, Parents, et al)
  • Snow Valley Ski Club Staff & Management

 

Next year the annual event will change from mid October to the first weekend in November: NOVEMBER 3 & 4.  Mark your calendars now.

Tim

 

 

 

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2017-18 SEASON PASS SALE Begins Today!

With a bit of a stutter step, we’re off and running!

Snow Valley Ski Club has kicked off the annual Season Pass Sale, however just not “on line”, at the moment. 

Please call 780-434-3991 and make your purchase and book your lesson programs over the phone.  Operators are standing by…seriously!

What’s NEW?

Warm Up To Winter (New Fall Session Format)

All Fall Programs are now three weeks in length beginning in December.  If the last two seasons are any indication, that will be perfect timing.  If the 5 previous opening days before 2015-16 are any indication, we’ll have lots of time to get out there and play before programs begin.  You could also book a private lesson if you can’t wait…

Park Patrol

Park Patrol is for those wanting to learn how to use the terrain park and complete tricks under control and safely.  Available for both skiers and snowboarders it is offered in separate sessions or a full 10 week course running January to mid March.  All sessions are 2 hours long so there’s lots of time to learn and get to know everyone.

55+ Lessons

A full season program running each week at 1:30 pm is tailor-made for those able to get out during the day and get some turns under the direction of a CSIA ro CASI certified instructor.  A great way to meet new friends or get back together with current ones!

365 Family Pass

Focusing on the success of Snow Valley Aerial Park this summer and the ease of a winter season pass to access the lifts, we’ve created something special for the family.  The all new 365 Family Pass.  At just $999.00 plus GST, a family of up to five (under same restrictions as a ski club family season pass) will get access to Snow Valley Ski Club all winter, followed by access to Snow Valley Aerial Park for the entire 2018 season!  Each pass will have unique artwork, individual family member’s photo, and be valid from Opening Day 2017 until the Aerial Park closes in October of 2018. 

Any way you look at it, 2017-18 is already shaping up to be a great season and it’s only AUGUST!

Simon the Snow Leopard and Friend

Simon’s looking forward to seeing everyone back on the slopes!

Tim Dea

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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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