Here's what ski hills, runs, and lifts are now open throughout Alberta

Nov 29 2019, 12:33 pm

It’s ski season, Alberta.

While some Albertans may not be all too enthused about just how snowy it can get out here (especially when that snow comes down in October, or even September) there is a silver lining to living in a place where it’s parka season nine months of the year.

Our ski hills open nice and early.

A few have already opened their doors to skiers and snowboarders, while others have tentative opening dates set for December.

Many of the open hills only have a handful of runs operational, and we’ve updated this list as of November 29.

Here’s the current status of nine of Alberta’s ski hills:

WinSport Calgary

WinSport’s ski hill is now open! The following runs are open as of November 29: Beginner Area, West Main Line, East Main Line, and Progression Park.

 

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Nakiska Ski Resort

16 of Nakiska’s 56 runs are currently open, along with all runs in the Nakiska Monster Glades.

 

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Mt. Norquay Resort

Mt. Norquay is officially open for the season! The mountain top currently has 3/6 lifts open and 15/60 runs.

 

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Sunshine Village

Banff Sunshine Village has 9 of 12 lifts open and 53 of 131 runs available for use.

 

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Castle Mountain Resort

Castle Mountain Resort plans to open for the season on December 7 — one week earlier than usual, thanks to the resort’s $2 million snow-making system that was put into place this past summer.

 

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Lake Louise

Lake Louise is officially open for the 2019/2020 ski season, with 9 lifts and 82 runs currently open.

 

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Canyon Ski Resort

Red Deer’s Canyon Ski Resort opened on November 16!

 

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Hidden Valley Ski Resort

Hidden Valley usually opens a little later than the rest of the resorts, with a tentative opening date set for December 14, 2019.

 

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Marmot Basin

Jasper’s own Marmot Basin has all seven of its lifts open for business, along with the majority of its runs.

 

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