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The Best Skiing in Alberta

Looking for the best skiing in Alberta? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alberta. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top skiing spots in and near Alberta

  • Bragg Creek, Alberta

    Cross-Country Ski and Scramble to Oldforgetmenot for Sunrise

    9.9 mi / 2395 ft gain
    I think it's because I tend to watch football on Sundays that I've started doing more sunrise hikes --- can't say I regret it either! Oldforgetmenot is a perfect objective to take in a sunrise on: elevation gain isn't too intense, distance isn't too trying, and there are quite a few stretches tha...
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  • Improvement District No. 12, Alberta

    Snowshoe to Jaques Lake Campground

    16.2 mi / 147.6 ft gain
    The Jacques Lake trail is one of the best winter trails in Jasper National Park and allows for various activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and camping. The trip to Jacques lake is 13km one-way through a narrow mountain valley and can be quite a strenuous, but rewarding hike in...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Cross-Country Ski to HI-Mount Cavell Hostel

    14.4 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The trek is 11.6km one way to HI-Mount Cavell Hostel and can be done on classic or skate skis. Be ready for a workout as this breathtaking ski (in more ways than one) has an elevation gain of 1,000ft. Make sure you've done your homework on current avalanche conditions and have the proper gear pac...
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  • Edgewater, Alberta

    Ski Sunshine Village

    5.0
    Do you like skiing wide open slopes of light, fluffy powder? How about staring off at massive, jagged peaks while you do it? Then do I have the resort for you… Sunshine Village in the heart of Banff National Park offers something for everyone on the slopes. There are ample wide open groomers for ...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Ski Tour the Crowfoot Glades

    Park at the viewpoint for the Crowfoot Glacier, roughly 32 kilometers after turning off Highway 1. It does sometimes get busy so you might end up parking on the side of the road. From the parking lot head southwest, there is almost always a skin track here. No skin track? Freshies! YAY! After a s...
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  • Banff, Alberta

    Ski at Mount Norquay

    5.0
    Oh, small but mighty Norquay! You might not hear as much about this gem as you do its larger siblings in the area, but don’t underestimate its charm or gnarly terrain. While we couldn’t quite access all of the nooks and crannies at the beginning of the season, old-timers regaled us with tales com...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Ski Mt. Hector

    8.6 mi / 5275.6 ft gain
    Mt Hector's main route requires a ski mountaineering ascent. It moves through a lot of complex avalanche terrain, across glaciers, and through many terrain traps. Most people will do this route in spring, aiming to be off the mountain before noon.  This route should be attempted only by very fit ...
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  • Lake Louise, Alberta

    Ski at Lake Louise

    Lake Louise has risen to the ranks of a legendary ski resort for more than just its views alone. The massive vertical drop and expert-focused back side make it a mountain to test your mettle. On the front side of the mountain are wide, flowing groomers and sneaky little powder patches in between ...
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