Cheapest Place in Alberta to leanr to Ski???
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 8:34 AM Last Post By: littlechilds
Nov 8, 2012 7:50 PM
Cheapest Place in Alberta to leanr to Ski???Hi,
I am currently in Alberta and I wanted to know the cheapest place/resort to learn to ski please?
I have a car so i can also cross into BC if needed.
I am a complete beginner so im guessing i would need to hire equipment and a few hrs of lesson?
Appreciate any advice you can give me
Nov 8, 2012 7:56 PM
1Depends on where you live exactly. Mt Norquay in Banff has some great lessons. The mountain also has some great learning areas. http://banffnorquay.com/snow-school-rentals/adult-lessons/
Nov 8, 2012 8:47 PM
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Nov 9, 2012 9:20 AM
4Blairmore has a small hill, I know it is very beginner friendly and reasonable as are rates to stay in the Crowsnest Pass at that time of year. Just look up Pass Powderkeg. We are getting a lot of snow right now. Up to 45cm. It isn't open yet but could be quickly with all of the snow we are getting. I have never skiied there but it is probably worth a phone call.
Edited by: auntie_social
Nov 9, 2012 12:40 PM
5purely from a cost perspective.....I would tend to agree with harju regarding looking at local slopes then migrating to mountains mainly because of the additional cost of fuel, accomodations, national parks entry etc etc etc.
having said that, almost every mountain resort has VERY beginner level slopes which you absolutely do not need to be afraid of and they all potentially have great or terrible lessons (depending entirely on the instructor you get rather than where the lessons are). one advantage to the mountains for skiing (beginner or advanced) is that the runs are soooo much longer that you spend more time skiing and less time getting up the hill.
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