We’ve got the snow so grab your toque and get going!
Everyone knows about the mountain destinations, of course, but if you don’t have time to go so far or you don’t want to tire yourself out driving or booking a hotel, maybe your first choice will be one of our local sites. There are plenty to choose from:
Fairview Ski Hill is situated on the Hines Creek valley just north of Dunvegan. There are plenty of runs for skiers and snowboarders, including 5 courses for beginners and 7 for those experts among us. One of them is called the Dunvegan Drop! There are two platter lifts, a T-bar and a beginner tow. Freestylers and snowboarders, this is a good one for you!
skifairview.com or 780-835-4725
Misery Mountain Ski Area, Peace River
Here’s a valley of an impressive size, but it’s great for skiers of all skills. There are two t-bars and a chairlift.
miserymountain.com or 780-624-4881
Little Smoky, Falher
This one is for skiers and non-skiers alike. No one will be at a loss for something to do when there are ski runs, a tube park, skating and a chalet with WiFi.
littlesmokyski.com or 780-837-8144
Bear Mountain Ski Hill, Dawson Creek
Daylight fades early in January and February, but Bear Mountain has lighting to keep their runs open through the dusk. Unless you want to head in to the fireplace or the special dinners on Fridays.
Whispering Pines, Worsely
Cross country ski trails and a hill are on offer in Worsely. You can rest and warm up at either the top or the bottom of the hill at this community run location.
skiworsley.com or 780-685-2594
Nitehawk, Grande Prairie
Just south of the city in the Wapiti River Valley, the well-equipped Nitehawk Recreation Area beckons skiers of all levels. There is a lift, platter tow and two magic carpets. Also, there is a comfortable lodge with a great menu.
gonitehawk.com or 780-402-8977
Spring Lake Ski Hill, Hythe
This is a welcoming destination for a relaxing day on the slopes. There is a t-bar and a lodge supplied with pie. This one is likely to be less busy than some of the other hills, and it has the added attraction of ice fishing at Spring Lake.
Enjoy yourselves while you support some great local operations! We’d love to hear your recommendations about anything on offer in the Peace Country. Please leave a comment 🙂