Snow Valley Ski Club

Snow Valley Ski Club, Edmonton: Address, Phone Number, Snow Valley Ski Club Reviews: 3.5/5

Snow Valley Ski Club
3.5
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Snow Valley is a not for profit organization, committed to promoting wellness through fun, friendly, safe, year round family recreation and sport in the Edmonton Community. We provide the full alpine resort experience in the middle of a major metropolitan area. Available to guests and season pass holders: Lessons; equipment rentals and; a concession serving both hot and cold drinks and meals. There are 8 runs, 4 lifts and a freestyle terrain park. Snow Valley Ski Club is open at 9:00 am from mid November to the end of March.
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Ryan
Mississauga, Canada733 contributions
Outdoor Recreation in the Heart of the City
Jan. 2020
Snow Valley Ski Club (Snow Valley) is a small (eight hectares), not-for-profit, ski/snowboard centre in the Edmonton River Valley area that caters to beginners. Opened in 1961, it has 1.2 kilometres of trails/slopes with a total vertical descent of 40 metres. Three of centre’s eight runs are easy (green), four are intermediate (blue), and one is difficult (black). The longest run is 549 metres. Snow Valley also offers nighttime operations (6:30 in the evening until 9:00 at night) and two terrain parks (the advanced park has ten features and the beginner park has five. Awesome! In total, four lifts (one pulse quad lift, one triple lift, and two magic carpets) service the centre with a total lift capacity of 3,500 people per hour. Look for Snow Valley on 119 Street just off the Whitemud Freeway (13204 Rainbow Valley Road Northwest). It is open late-November through late-March from 9:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night (5:00 in the evening on Saturdays and Sundays). Full-day passes are $125 for families, $41 for adults, $20 for seniors, $39 for youth, $34 for juniors, $21 for mites, and $5 for toddlers. Three-hour and five-hour passes are also available at a reduced rate. Night passes are $15. Amenities at Snow Valley include a lodge (1,600 square metres) with a cafeteria, ski/snowboard lessons, equipment rentals, and tuning/repair services. Snow Valley has a top elevation of 665 metres and a base elevation of 625 metres. It receives about 122 centimetres of snow each year. Snowmaking operations reach 95% of the centre’s skiable area. Parking is free.
Written January 11, 2020
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Thanks burr6013, I can see you read our website. We're you here? Did you have a good time? You only gave us 2 of 5 and I'm not sure where we didn't deliver on your expectations. Please elaborate so we can improve or call me directly at 780-809-2368. Thanks again, Tim Dea
Written January 13, 2020
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MattSchewe
Edmonton, Canada256 contributions
Wedding Hosted There
May 2019 • Couples
Beautiful location - the lodge hosted the wedding and the food was tremendous.
Surprisingly fresh, delicious and lots of variety at the buffet. Desserts were awesome - sticky toffee pudding would have me coming back just for that !!! Definitely impressed everyone at our table.
Thank You !!
Written May 26, 2019
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Hi MattSchewe, Thank you for the review. Yes, we're even a bit of a surprise to people who have lived here all their lives. We pride ourselves in giving guests the best experience and value - even in the summer with weddings and other functions at The Lodge. Thank you again, Tim Dea
Written August 6, 2019
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Betsy M
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
Not for beginners
Dec. 2018 • Family
Be careful when you book ski lessons if you have never skiing. My daughter gave me as a Christmas gift one day lesson but, turns out I was the only one who did not know how to ski, and the instructor completely forget about me, he moved on with the rest of the group, even we paid for a "full day " classes. You need to clarify to people if you dont know how to skii, dont come to this place.
Written January 5, 2019
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Hello Dama1802, I am sorry your experience was a disappointing one. Our Snow School is designed to teach beginners so that they have the skills and confidence to ride any run on Snow Valley and progress to more challenging terrain at the mountain resorts. Communication is the key to success on the slopes when learning, especially for the first time skier or snowboarder. I would like to follow up, if I may. Please contact me directly through either my email tim@snowvalley.ca or by phone 780-809-2368. Thank you, Tim Dea, Snow Valley Ski Club
Written January 8, 2019
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PMahdis
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada1,030 contributions
Nice small hill
Dec. 2018 • Family
It has a good special at times, but considering the convenience, it beats the drive to the mountains. It will challenge the beginner. Good instructors for lessons in my experience.
Written December 13, 2018
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joanne s
7 contributions
Great spot to get your ski-legs back!
Mar. 2018 • Family
My family members and I (in part because we are 50+) visit Snow Valley in preparation for visits to the mountains. While runs are much shorter, they are quite similar to the pitch of green runs at Marmot. Plus for those who qualify for the senior rate (55+) it is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and rack up the exercise credits on the cheap. This year I had a problem in the rental area. It was quickly rectified. In fact the staff (special thanks to Paul) took an 'above and beyond' approach that was greatly appreciated! Thanks for another great ski season.
Written April 6, 2018
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Thank you for your review, Joanne! We hope to see you next season.
Written April 9, 2018
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TDeRoo
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
So Disappointed
Mar. 2018 • Family
We are a young family looking to get into Skiing. I paid $366 for my two kids to have a day’s worth of lessons and yet they would not honour the two for one coupon I brought so that I could ski (would have saved me only $30 but it made a difference to me!). The front desk staff were also rude, dismissive and entirely unhelpful. They even gave me the wrong info about where my kids would be brought at the end of the day, and clearly felt unconcerned that I had a positive experience. We didn’t know how to get equipment, where the lessons were etc but had to find everything ourselves. No one responded to my letter to the management detailing our experience. To be fair, the instructor was excellent and my kids had fun. We will definitely be investing in season’s passes for our family of four to ski next year (and likely for years to come) but not at Snow Valley.
Written March 28, 2018
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Thank you for your review TDeRoo. I am sorry that it took so long to respond and that you did not have a good experience. If you wouldn't mind, I would like to hear more about your visit. Please contact me directly during the weekdays 9a to 5p. 780-809-2368. Thank you again, I'm glad your kids had fun in their lesson and that you will continue to enjoy skiing together.
Written April 9, 2018
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JamalK
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Expensive CAFETERIA food!
Feb. 2018 • Family
Talk about taking advantage of the situation. $60 for two kids meals and one regular meal?! Wow is all I have to say! Highway robbery!!!!
Written February 12, 2018
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Hi Jamal, Thank you for taking the time to review Snow Valley and we appreciate your honesty. There's no doubt our food is not cheap: $12 for a burger with fries and a 16oz pop. Our food is however well made and tastes good in my opinion. Our main goal is to get people up to ski and snowboard we're very glad you brought your kids to have some fun on the snow. If you wish to contact me, just call the main Snow Valley number and ask for Tim. I hope you come back soon!
Written February 14, 2018
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musictrekker
Temecula, CA210 contributions
good place for beginners
Dec. 2017 • Family
Booked a Discovery package snowboard lesson with my daughter. This is a nice place for beginners. We had a group rate, but actually got private lessons as we were the only people there. The 5 degree Fahrenheit temperature may have been an issue. The hills used for lessons are good. A small bunny hill with a conveyor belt and a medium hill with a conveyor belt worked well. After the first hour, we had lunch ($20 food credit came with our lessons). Food was typically pub type food. Adequate. The chairlift runs were adequate to gain speed and have a little fun. This is a good place to go if you are from out of town and want a little snow activity.
Written January 11, 2018
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Hi musictrekker, Thank you for your review and I hope you enjoy skiing and snowboarding for years to come at Snow Valley Ski Club or any of the great facilities in Edmonton and area.
Written April 9, 2018
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jglenbateman
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Not organized, don't care about customers
Nov. 2017 • Solo
Snow Valley is the worst ski experience I've ever had. Had to wait for 45 mins to get a lift ticket yesterday. Then after an hour when I was actually on the hill, they didn't have one of their two lifts open. It was operational but they didn't have enough staff to let people use it.

What a joke. I didn't wait in line to get a refund, I just left disappointed. When I emailed to complain they didn't offer a refund or a complimentary pass, just made excuses.
Written November 14, 2017
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Thank you, again, for your honest review of our Opening Day. Safety is our number one priority. We take full responsibility for one of our four lifts not being open on time. I am sorry you did not receive satisfaction from an earlier email and saddened that you did not contact me directly over the phone.
Written November 17, 2017
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edward m
Edmonton, Canada96 contributions
Next palce to practice you sking skills
Feb. 2017 • Family
I have been skiing T Snow Valley park on and off for the last ten years. For senior with a ski pass you can ski as munch as you want for less than 80 dollars. I purchased a yearly pass last year 2016 to 2017. The hills are small and a good place to practice your skills . There are two chair lifts and small escalator for small children. A nice coffee shop upstairs after your exercise.
Written August 13, 2017
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Thanks so much for your review, Edward1010999!
Written August 22, 2017
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