History of Alberta Ski Resorts

Sometimes all you need to create a ski resort is a rope, a truck engine, a river valley and a dream. It won’t be long before other dreamers come along to help you build a community ski resort impressive enough to someday host provincial, national and even international winter games. Places in Alberta like Cold Lake, Fort McMurray, Red Deer and Nakiska are proof that “If you built it, they will come.” But in the case of Lake Louise Ski Resort - the first tourists skied right by! Below is a collection of stories showcasing some history to Alberta’s ski resorts. Challenge yourself to visit a few of Alberta’s “off the beaten path” ski resorts via our SnowSeekers Challenge. Click here and you can win as well!


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