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

Skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, boreal forests, dancing northern lights, friendly communities, snowy hills and fields, the Alberta Rockies... a host of winter activities abound in Alberta’s northern communities. 

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 northern Alberta 

What is there to do in winter in northern Alberta? How about skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, winter hiking, fat biking, night sky viewing... and that's just for starters.

There’s nothing like refreshing winter activity to invigorate you and renew your appetite for adventure.

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.

Get social with #SkiNorthAB

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.

#SkiNorthAB Destinations


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