Home to the iconic Canadian Rockies, Alberta allows any snow seeker to explore unique mountain towns and outstanding ski and snowboard destinations. Don’t think Alberta's winter experiences are all about the slopes. Outside of the mountains the province plays host to an epic array of snow-filled holiday adventures.
One of the world's top mountain destinations, Banff is located 130 km west of Calgary and its international airport. Norquay Ski Resort is minutes from Banff and both are set in the Canadian Rockies.
Home to the 1988 Olympics, Calgary is a gateway to the Canadian Rockies and the chance to live as an Olympian at Calgary Olympic Park.
An ideal mountain base camp, Canmore is located approximately 75 km west of Calgary and is home to many winter adventures.
Approximately 260 km south-west of Calgary, Castle offers an exciting ski experience that includes one of two cat-ski operations in the province.
Canyon Ski Resort offers families and individuals of all ages an Alpine Recreational Facility that is close to home. Located in Red Deer, the heart of Alberta, Canyon is the perfect place to get your ski legs ready for larger mountains.
Known as a "Winter City," Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and its international airport makes for an ideal landing spot for anyone headed to Jasper/Marmot Basin.
Not just an oil town, but also home to stellar snowmobiling and northern light gazing. Fort McMurray is located approximately 450 km north of Edmonton.
Hidden Valley is located in the picturesque evergreen forest of the Cypress Hills. The trails are diverse, offering gentle slopes for beginners, cruising terrain for intermediates and challenging runs for experts.
Alberta's basecamp to the Northern Rockies, Hinton is approximately 290 km west of Edmonton and home to its own luge & Nordic ski centre, and annual winter festival.
Jasper can be described as one of Canada's most authentic ski towns. Home to Marmot Basin Ski Resort, Jasper is located in the Canadian Rockies about 365 km west of Edmonton.
Kinosoo Ridge is approximately 300 km east of Edmonton just outside the town of Cold Lake, Alberta.
Known as one of the world's most picturesque ski resorts, Lake Louise can be found 180 km west of Calgary.
For those looking for something different try an ice fishing adventure in Lesser Slave Lake, 255 km north of Edmonton.
"The Shine" as locals call it, is approximately 15 minutes outside of Banff or approximately 155 km west of Calgary. On mountain accommodations are available.
Located about a two hour drive east of Edmonton, Vermilion is home to the Vermilion Provincial Park, a nordic ski and snowshoe wonderland.
Whitecourt is known for being one of the premier snowmobiling destinations in Western Canada as it has hundreds of kilometers of trails. Located approximately 175 km north-west of Edmonton
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