The City of Edmonton leases land in the river valley to private downhill ski operators. Conveniently located in the central, west and east parts of the valley, these private recreation areas have downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing at reasonable prices. Check their websites for pre-season discounts on passes.


Snow Valley Ski Club / 119 Street, off Whitemud Freeway

  • Ski & snowboard rentals
  • Group, private, women-only & freestyle lessons
  • Terrain park

Sunridge Ski Area / 17 Street, south of the Yellowhead Trail

  • Ski & snowboard rentals
  • Group & private lessons
  • Terrain & tubing parks

For more adventure, drive 20 minutes southwest of the city to Rabbit Hill