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:
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.
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.
You could even win lift tickets to your favourite #SkiNorthAB ski hill just by using the #SkiNorthAB hashtag. We're drawing our next winner in March!