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The 3 Best Skiing and Snowboarding Resorts Near Edmonton

The 3 Best Skiing and Snowboarding Resorts Near Edmonton

Located just a few hours east of the incredible Canadian Rocky Mountains,
Edmonton is near some of the world's best skiing and snowboarding. If you're in
Edmonton, here are three skiing and snowboarding resorts that you just have to
check out.

Marmot Basin

Marmot Basin isn't nearly as well-known as other ski resorts in the Canadian
Rockies, and that's what makes it so great. Thanks to its location about four
hours from Edmonton and even farther from Calgary, Marmot Basin is
significantly less-trafficked than resorts in Banff National Park. Located in
Jasper National Park, this resort offers stunning wilderness views from the
highest base elevation of any Canadian ski resort at 5,570 feet. It features 86
runs that are nearly evenly distributed between novice, intermediate, advanced,
and expert, as well as a mini terrain park, professional lessons, and even
an on-site daycare.

A full day of skiing at Marmot Basin will cost an adult $89.95, with
discounts during the month of January and reduced rates for children, students,
and seniors. Visitors can stay in the charming nearby town of Jasper and take a shuttle to Marmot Basin from any of the resort's 12
partner hotels.

Rabbit Hill Snow

If you're looking to ski without heading far, head to Rabbit Hill Snow
Resort, just 30 kilometers southwest of downtown Edmonton. It's the largest ski
resort in the immediate Edmonton area and a great place for beginner skiers and
snowboarders, thanks to its high proportion of beginner trails and affordable
lift and lesson packages. There's plenty for more advanced skiers and
snowboarders to enjoy too, with tree-dotted black diamond routes, super-long
runs, and a terrain park.

The best part of Rabbit Hill is its affordability. With lift tickets topping
out at $41 for a full-day adult pass and $99 family day passes, Rabbit Hill is
the best bang-for-your-buck ski resort in the area. Visitors to Rabbit Hill
will have no trouble finding affordable accommodations in nearby Leduc or in

Lake Louise Ski

No list of Edmonton-area ski resorts would be complete without a mention of
Lake Louise, the largest ski resort in the Canadian Rockies and one of the most
well-known resorts in Canada. Located in the breathtaking Banff National Park,
Lake Louise is a skier and snowboarder's paradise. The ski resort offers over
130 marked trails, with over half at expert level or above. Not a pro? No
worries — Lake Louise has plenty of beginner and intermediate trails, including
a beginners-only route, as well as private and group lessons for both adults
and children. If snowboarding is your winter sport of choice, you have to check
out the great jumps, rails, and boxes at the Lake Louise Showtime Terrain Park.

A full day at Lake Louise Ski Resort will run you $99 for an adult during
the winter, with price reductions for children and seniors. There are 11
different lodging options available at Lake Louise, ranging from rustic lodges
to enormous luxury resorts. For the best deal, purchase a Ski
& Stay Vacation Package

If you're a skiing or snowboarding enthusiast in the Edmonton area, don't
miss a chance to hit the slopes at these three resorts.

"Lake Louise Ski Resort" by CraigMoulding, used under CC BY

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