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.

Locations

Snow Valley Ski Club

119 Street, off Whitemud Freeway, www.snowvalley.ca

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

Sunridge Ski Area

17 Street, south of the Yellowhead Trail, www.sunridgeskiarea.com

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

Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

For more adventure, drive 20 minutes southwest of the city to Rabbit Hill, www.rabbithill.com