It’s ski season, Calgary.
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.
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Three resorts near Calgary have announced their plans to open for business this Friday, with Sunshine Village, Nakiska Ski Area, and Lake Louise Ski Resort all having received enough snow to welcome skiers and snowboarders alike as early as November 9.
It’s official! We’re opening for the 2018/19 ski season on Friday November 9th. Ski ya then.
— Sunshine Village (@SunshineVillage) November 5, 2018
Nakiska is set to open at 12:30 pm, Sunshine Village will see the first chair moving at 8:30 am, and Lake Louise will get their start at 9 am.
— Nakiska Ski Area (@SkiNakiska) November 6, 2018
Lake Louise also has some free gifts in store for the first 100 people in line at the Glacier Chair on Opening Day, along with a season opener party on Sunday, November 18 that will feature DJs, drink specials at the Sitzmark Lounge, and raffle prizes.
A few of Calgary’s other close-proximity ski hills have also announced opening dates, with Canyon Ski Resort planning to open for business on November 17, Marmot Basin on November 16, and Hidden Valley in early December.
A full list of the ski resorts around Calgary, complete with addresses, hours, and prices, can be found here.