Interior Alberta

The city of Cold Lake and Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort are turning Family Day into Family Do It Weekend. Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort, only 20 minutes east of Cold Lake, is celebrating Snow Fever on Feb. 16 with a full day of entertainment for the family and the hardcore athletes.

There is a place just east of Edmonton that is very good at producing winter awesome. That place is Vermilion, where it’s very Vermilion to be a winter enthusiast, even if the closest downhill ski or snowboard destination is either Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort (two hours) or Mount Joy Ski Club (45 mins).

What does a kick-ass winter adventure park, water slides, dinosaurs and creative culture all have in common?

Ski hills heading into 2020 are going to have to be innovative to stay alive; continuing to offer up experiences that ensure their audiences not only keep coming back, but offerings that bring their friends and family along with.

Grande Prairie, AB – Closing in on 60 years of serving the communities which surround it, Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park was happy to say that with the hard work of its snow making crews, the resort was able to have a soft opening on Nov. 17.

Cold Lake, AB – You have to love alpine fans. Nothing will deter them, not even living on the Prairies. Prairie topography may be devoid of mountains, but it’s not devoid of big hills and alpine fans definitely make use of them.

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

You know your kids are pumped and impressed by the scenery when they’re snapping photos and singing songs about snow from the back seat as you’re driving down the highway.


That’s what’s happening in our car as we wind our way down highways 507 and 774 toward Pincher Creek.

With its rolling prairie hills and mountain views, a recent visit to Pincher Creek and Castle Mountain Resort, gave our family of four an epic day of skiing. But more than that, it stole all of our hearts. We’ve classified it as a perfect southern Alberta family getaway that we won’t forget. Here are our three reasons why.