#SkiNorthAB

Ready to embrace winter with epic experiences in big landscapes? Then it’s time to #SkiNorthAB.

Boreal forests, dancing northern lights, friendly communities, snowy hills and fields, the Alberta Rockies and a host of winter activities abound in Alberta’s North. There’s nothing like a refreshing winter activity - be it downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, skating, ice fishing, hiking, or just time out in the crisp winter air - to invigorate you and renew your appetite for adventure.

You’ll want to come back again and again because this is the place to spark your love of the outdoors and indulge your winter-loving spirit.

Winter activities in Alberta’s North 

What is there to do when you #SkiNorthAB? How about skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, winter hiking, fat biking, night sky viewing... and that's just for starters. Here are some ideas to get you going:

Cross-country skiing  

Discover the Nordic destinations of Lac La Biche, Bonnyville and Vermilion - lesser-known cross-country skiing gems.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding

Head to your nearest local ski hill for some practice turns or make a weekend trip to one of Alberta’s bigger non-mountain resorts to get some full days in, building up the skiing legs at Nitehawk (Grande Prairie), Misery Mountain (Peace River), Eastlink Park (Whitecourt) or Snow Valley (Edmonton).

Fatbiking and more

Set up basecamp in Hinton and explore the eastern edge of the Alberta Rockies, with its multitude of fatbiking and cross-country skiing trails.

Skiing in the Canadian Rockies

Go skiing or snowboarding at Marmot Basin in Jasper, and experience the winter beauty of Jasper National Park.

Dining and Apres

After a day of adventure, enjoy craft spirits, cider or beer, eat out at local restaurants and find cool niche shops and experiences in northern Alberta's chill smaller towns and laidback mid-size cities.


Pledge to #SkiNorthAB this winter

Join other adventurers who’ve taken the #SkiNorthAB pledge to get more out of winter in Alberta’s North. 

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This is the winter for you to experience adventure across Alberta’s north. Remember to tell us all about your adventures using the tag, #SkiNorthAB.

Destinations

 

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...

 

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...

 

Kinosoo Ridge is approximately 300 km east of Edmonton just outside the town of Cold Lake, Alberta.

 

Located about a two hour drive east of Edmonton, Vermilion is home to the Vermilion Provincial Park, a nordic ski and snowshoe wonderland.

 

NiteHawk is a full service, year round regional family recreation facility featuring skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, luge and a campground.

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