Skiing & Snowboarding is a very popular activity in the province of Alberta
There are over 60+ regional ski hills and 6 major ski resorts in Alberta, Canada. The ski destinations range from small hills with one lift servicing a few trails to massive ski resorts with gondolas, doubles and quad chair lifts servicing a wide selection of ski runs on many slopes of the mountain.
The length of the ski season is different for every mountain. A lot depends on how quick the snow arrives on the mountains and how long does it stick around. In general the ski season usually begins in late November or December and runs until late April.
The major ski resorts are located in the Rocky Mountain region of Alberta in the Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and near Canmore in Kananaskis Country.
Some of the more popular ski resorts in the province include Lake Louise and Sunshine Village near Banff and Lake Louise in the Banff National Park; the Marmot Basin ski resort near Jasper in the Jasper National Park; the Mount Norquay ski resort near Canmore and the Nakiska and Castle Mountain resorts near Calgary.
Some of the other smaller ski hills include Tawatinaw Valley in Westlock; Sunridge, Rabbit Hill, and Snow Valley in Edmonton; Silver Summit near Edson; Pass Powderkeg in Crowsnest Pass; Kinosoo Ridge near Cold Lake and Canyon ski hill near Red Deer.