*NOTICE HILL CLOSURE*

*NOTICE HILL CLOSURE*

With the forecasted cold temperatures for the weekend, we will be OPEN Saturday, February 6th, 9am to 5pm, but will be CLOSED Sunday, February 7th.

As per our COVID safety protocols, we have very limited indoor capacities with the current AHS restrictions, which does not allow us to offer a place for guests to warm up. As the temperatures they are forecasting for Sunday will be -30 degrees (not including wind-chill) WE WILL BE CLOSED.

All pre-purchased lift tickets and lesson bookings will be contacted and canceled for Sunday and your account will be credited or we can rebook you to another date this season. Thank you for your understanding in keeping our staff and public safe!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The health and safety of our staff and guests are very important to us! This has been a tough year for everyone, but we believe skiing and snowboarding provide vital winter physical activity and help sustain healthy strong families. An active community is a healthy community and never has physical activity been more important!

Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions:

What does ‘Face Covering required’ mean?

Face coverings required means you must be covering your face with a neck tube, a balaclava, a scarf, or facemask. Face coverings must be large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose and mouth without gaping.

Face coverings are required everywhere on the resort except when seated to eat or drink.

Those with medical mask exemptions, please contact General Manager David Martel directly through email david@canyonski.ca

Why will the hours look different this year?

The hours will look different this year as currently most schools are not permitted to take field trips to us on their buses. As school groups are 98% of our business on weekday mornings- we will have to make adjustments in order to remain open to the general public. We don’t know what those hours will 100% look like yet but are committed to being open on school PD days, when school groups are scheduled to come, and whenever we have training or race bookings.

We do not want to reduce or limit the snowmaking or the lifts and runs open, so the alternative option is to reduce the hours of operation. Please stay tuned as this will change throughout the season if needed.

Can I still bring my day bag in the lodge?

Yes, you can still bring a day bag or backpack into the ski lodge main floor. No bags of any kind will be permitted upstairs in our cafeteria/lounge. Please keep in mind locked lockers and cubbie holes are limited and there is NO space or seating to come in and get ready anymore on the main floor. We know this is tough news for people, it’s hard for us too, but everyone must come ready to ski and use their car as basecamp as much as possible.  

Why is the upper road and top ticket window only open weekends and holidays and why does it not open right away?

Firstly, we understand how convenient and important it is to season pass holders and guests of Canyon Ski Resort! Much preparation is needed to open the upper 2km of road, parking lot, and top ticket window so the public can safely access it. 

This year, in order to encourage more physical distancing, the upper road, top parking lot, and ticket window, are now open Thursdays and Fridays at 4:30pm, and weekends and holidays at 8:45am. we are going to try to shift our focus from just snowmaking and open the upper road and ticket window earlier around December 5th– December 12th (Conditions permitting).

The upper road and parking lot are directly affected by visitor capacities. If we are not seeing the skier numbers, we simply cannot afford to keep this open.

** We hear the feedback and recognize that having more offerings in the Upper Village of our resort is something our guests may want. In order to build up those amenities and see if we can potentially create an upper village vibe, we are waging interest to see how many people would be willing to pay a parking use fee or increased lift ticket fee in order to have this road open earlier and/or expand the hours for future seasons and future upper village development. Please send us your thoughts if you would like to see this to info@canyonski.ca

Canyon’s Up To Date Covid 19 Procedures

Canyon’s Up To Date Covid 19 Procedures

Please “BE THE REASON WE HAVE A SEASON” by following these COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures:

Please do your part and do not visit Canyon Ski Resort if:

You are ill or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing

Or if:

  • You, or anyone in your household, has traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days
  • You, or anyone in your household, has been in close contact with a confirmed or possible case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You are currently being investigated for a suspected case of COVID-19
  • You are currently required by Alberta Health Services to isolate or be in quarantine

*Last Updated: Feb 12 2021*

General Overview & Safety Protocols

  • We have a lot of signage installed around the resort to encourage all guests to self-regulate social distancing when in the parking lots, inside and outside the lodge.
  • All staff, volunteers, and guests are required to wear face coverings from the moment you arrive. You are only permitted to remove your face covering while eating or drinking. No exceptions.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures have been implemented
  • There will be a reduced maximum number of people allowed inside the lodge including the main area, rental shop, and upstairs cafeteria and lounge. As a result, we encourage people to come inside only when necessary and not plan to meet or socialize inside. No one is permitted inside the lodge to get dressed (there is no longer a seating area to get ready in the main floor lobby) you must arrive ready.
  • NO outside food or beverages are permitted upstairs in the Cafeteria or Lounge due to decreased seating capacity.
  • The hill may close at -25 degrees (not including windchill) Celsius due to restricted lodge access. These changes will be communicated on our website and via our social media channels.
  • All staff will be required to do a health screening before every shift and staff who are ill will not be permitted to work.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the lodge
  • Wherever possible, physical distancing of two meters will be required.
  • Watching Passes are no longer available for spectating. If you need to be out on the beginner slope you must purchase a Foot Pass.
Accessibility & Drop-off

This year, we have specific Entry and Exit signs in the lodge, please follow them. This is to encourage appropriate distancing and guest safety.

We are modeling New Zealand’s moto of “your car is your basecamp.” Limited lockers and cubbies will be available in the main floor lodge for children’s backpacks. NOTE: There will be ZERO places to sit to get dressed and ready in the lodge, you need to come dressed and ready to go. (This means putting ski/snowboard boots on in the parking lot, or on the picnic tables outside.

  • Main-floor lodge access will be only for bathrooms and limited cubbies and lockers.
  • Please leave bags and personal items in your vehicle as there will be limited storage space
  • There will be limited lockers available for day use. We suggest bringing only what you need to the hill or packing a small backpack you can take on the hill with you.
  • No parking out front in the designated handicap stalls.

We aim to have the upper road to the upper parking lot open on Thursday and Friday nights at 4:30pm and  weekends and holidays at 8:45am. Parents will still be permitted to drop off both up top and in front of the lodge, in a STOP and GO fashion, NO parking.

Day Lift Tickets & Season Passes

We ask that only one person per party go inside to make the lift ticket purchase. You will be able to pre-purchase lift tickets online for a 5% discount but they can only be purchased a minimum of one day before (until noon). Tickets can be pre-purchased HERE.

  • Lift tickets are only valid for the day they are purchased. No rainchecks, no refunds, or credits will be provided for unused tickets. Tickets may be limited so that we may encourage social distancing within peak times, so it’s best to buy ahead. You will be given an online receipt that you will present at the ticket window to redeem your valid lift ticket. We will have markers to help with social distancing but ask that you leave at least 6 feet of distance between parties while waiting.
  • Ticket windows will be in operation during the 2020-21 winter season. Both indoor and outdoor windows will be open, but we encourage only those requiring rentals and lessons to visit the indoor ticket window. 
  • Pre-Purchasing your tickets online (at least 24 hours piror) guarantees your access even if we have sold out of walk-up tickets that day. Those with pre-purchased Costco tickets and punch passes do not have to make a reservation and will not be turned away (even if we have ceased walk-ups ticket sales for that day).
  • Please consider visiting us during the mid-week as weekends are often busy and sell out. 
  • Traffic flow within the Day Lodge will look different this year. Please follow the directions.

While we will not require reservations to come skiing or snowboarding, we recommend all guests arrive dressed and ready to go. Season pass holders and Coscto pass tickets are Direct-to-Lift (Metal tags can be found outside the main doors of the Lift Ticket Cash Window). Punch passes still need to be redeemed at the cashier, and new this year are online prepaid lift tickets. Coming with your prepaid lift ticket, punch pass or season pass will allow us to reduce the lines at our ticket windows and guest services.

Lift tickets will remain available for purchase on our estore, and on a walk-up basis at the hill (only while supplies last). But we highly recommend purchasing online to guarantee your spot.

Cafeteria & Lounge
  • As of February 8th food establishments are able to resume in-person dining. 
  • When at the resort, face coverings will be required – except when seated at a table and eating.
  • All guests will enter through the South patio doors and exit through the lounge doors. Food service will only be provided from 11am to 4pm on weekends/holidays and 3pm to 8pm during the week.
  • Our cafeteria and lounge are open for in-person dining with the following restrictions.
  • 6 people per table maximum – individuals must be from the same household or two close contacts for a person living alone.  
  • Tables and dining parties must be 2 meters apart. 
  • You can expect to see an updated simplified menu.
  • Please leave bags and personal items in your vehicle as there will be very limited storage space – use your vehicle as a hub.
  • Restaurant Guidelines will be followed for this space in regards to all AHS protocols.
Snow School
  • Lessons can continue under the existing outdoor 10 person limit with mandatory distancing and face covering
  • All Snow school staff will be expected and required to wear a face-covering while teaching. Except when able to maintain 2 meters distance. Instructors will no longer be allowed to join students for lunch.
  • All Snow School Clients will also be required to wear face coverings will in a lesson.
  • Group and private ski and snowboard lessons will be available for all ages this winter.
  • Class sizes will be smaller than in past years. Participants will be expected to arrive on the hill ‘lesson ready’, which could mean dressing and preparing equipment in the parking lot or in your vehicle.
  • Check-in procedures will be communicated in advance.
  • Face coverings will be required during check-in and lessons.
  • Watching Passes are no longer available for spectating lessons. If you need to be out on the beginner slope you must purchase a Foot Pass.
Rental Shop
  • We will continue to rent out skis, snowboards, boots, snowblades, poles, and helmets. All rental equipment will be disinfected between each guest with certified AHS approved disinfectant.
  • Rental shop will operate at reduced capacity so expect longer wait times as only 15 people are allowed in the rental shop at one time.
  • Please follow the directional signage and face coverings will be required at all times when in the rental shop. We will have markers in place to assist with social distancing.
Tube Park

Snow Tubing – One of our most popular attractions!

A perfect family activity for adults and kids (must be 42 inches tall) and is great for all abilities levels. Our NEW and improved Edgar HighSpeed Tube Park is now located at the top of the hill, complete with 4 groomed lanes for a fast and thrilling ride! Washrooms are also available at the top of the hill in addition to the tubing ticket window and parking lot. Do not drive down the hill if you are only here for tubing.

This winter we have had to make some changes to prioritize the safety of guests and staff due to Covid-19.

We are operating at a limited capacity and tubing tickets must be pre-purchased online HERE. There is a limited capacity of tickets per 2-hour time blocks of which you can choose. Book early for the best selection. We do expect time slots to sell out. If available, tube tickets may be purchased on the day of your visit.

10am – 12noon

12:45pm – 2:45pm

3:00pm – 5:00pm

No sharing of tubes. Each person must have their own tubes for the entire 2-hour duration. All tubes are sanitized between sessions. Masks are mandatory at all times. Groups are not permitted. Only immediate family members living in the same household as per AHS regulations.

Tube Park Season Pass Holders must pre-book their times. To book, simply call our Guest Services at 403-346-5588 with your name and desired date/time frame. No shows will incur a $5 fee per person as spots are limited and reserved for you. You will be required to have your Season Pass on your person for tubing.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ page!

Hours Feb 13th

Hours Feb 13th

We will be closed  Wednesday Feb 13th in the morning due to the cold weather forecast (-29 at 10 AM!!) but we will be open for night skiing from 5-9 PM. It is Kraze College Wednesday so when you show your valid college ID you will get your lift ticket 1/2 price!

 

Hours Feb 9th and 10th

Hours Feb 9th and 10th

We are OPEN tomorrow however we do have a delayed opening. We will be open 12 noon to 5 PM both Saturday and Sunday.

The Snow Tube Park will be closed all weekend.

Look forward to seeing you on the slopes!!