2019 World Snow Day Celebrations in Canada


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World Snow Day is an annual event organised by International Ski Federation – governing body for international skiing and snowboarding, to encourage children and families to enjoy snow sports. FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross – Country Skiing , Ski Jumping , Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules.

The eighth edition of World Snow Day will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 and will see 469 events and actions take place in 45 countries.

Enjoy reduced admission fees, free guided tours and other fun festivities as resorts across Canada celebrate World Snow Day.

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World Snow Day Celebrations in Canada



Hart Ski Hill, 3740 Winslow Dr, Prince George

Celebrate snow at the Hart Ski Hill. Festival includes highlights and demonstrations by Northern BC Freestyle Ski Club, snowboard skills and tricks compliments of Hart Snow School, Family Fun Slalom Races put on by the PG Alpine Ski Club and more. Details

Whistler Olympic Park, 5 Callaghan Valley Road, Whistler

Celebrate the international Day of Snow at Whistler Olympic Park, with fun FREE activities (included in admission) for kids. Make a connection with your kids and snow! Learn cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biathlon, tobogganing, or ski orienteering! Details



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Nitehawk, 6356 Twp Rd 702A, Grande Prairie

Youth ages 12 and under will receive a FREE Day Lift Pass when accompanied by a paying adult. Introduction to Dual Slalom, On-Trail Scavenger Hunt and Toboggan Rides with Canadian Ski Patrol members are just a couple of the activities planned for World Snow Day at Nitehawk. Details

Strathcona Wilderness Centre, 52535 Range Road 212, Ardrossan


Explore the Beaver Hills Biosphere at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre’s in Strathcona County. Join professional biologists for a fun day of outdoor winter activities featuring stewardship opportunities. Details

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, Waskehegan Staging Area, Beaver County

Ski the famous sections of Birkie trail at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. The Friends of the Blackfoot and the Canadian Birkebeiner Society will provide you with a warm fire and complimentary hot chocolate! Details

Snow Valley Ski Club, 13204 – Rainbow Valley Road, Edmonton

There will be lots of things to do including a hot chocolate station, a scavenger hunt, family fun races and more! There will also be a demonstration from Parks Canada near the fire pit including roasting apples and more. They’ll also have information on winter activities available at Elk Island National Park! Details

Lake Louise Ski Resort, 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise

Lake Louise Ski Resort is offering Children 12 & under Ski Free, Family Tubing – Save 50%, Discover Ski & Snowboard Lessons – Save 20%, Sightseeing Gondola 2 for 1, Guided Scenic Snowshoe Tour. Details


Chinook Golf Course, 663 – 6th Ave, Swift Current


Swift Current Nordic Ski Club will be hosting Embrace Winter, a free of charge event geared towards newcomers, both to our community and our ski club. The event include introducing cross country skiing to the newcomers to the community, and snowperson/sculpture building and tobogganing. Details

Pineview Ski Trails, Red Deer Downs Highway 9, Hudson Bay

To celebrate World Snow Day, Hudson Bay ski club will be hosting a family fun nordic loppet. The event is designed for kids and parents who have or have not cross-country skied before. Participants will be provided equipment, lessons, snacks and prizes all for free. Trainers will be on hand to supervise, ensuring everyone has a fun but safe time at the event. Details



Scenic Caves, 280 Scenic Caves Rd, The Blue Mountains

For this World Snow Day all youth (up to age 17) will receive a FREE day trail pass and equipment rental with purchase of one adult day trail pass. Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing is also available. Details

Sawmill Nordic Centre, Queen’s Highway 6, Hepworth

Bruce Ski Club is will open their trail system at Sawmill Nordic Centre to all non-members to ski for free on January 20, 2019. We invite families and friends to try our cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Details

Brimacombe, 4098 Durham Road 9, Orono

Hit the slopes and embrace the snow with a day full of demos, activities and prizes from Brimacombe’s awesome partners. The event is open to all. Details

Hidden Valley Highland Ski Area Ski Patrol, 1655 Hidden Valley Road, Huntsville

Join Canadian Ski Patrol Muskoka Zone at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area for World Snow Day. Lots of fun activities including Patrol Safety Tent “AKA Popcorn Village, Demos, Face Painting are planned. Details

Hiawatha Highlands, 1100 Fifth Line, Sault Ste. Marie

Hiawatha SnowFest SnowFest includes winter activities for everyone and all abilities with a choice to ski, or snowshoe, or fat bike – or all three, if you wish! Hiawatha SnowFest is a loppet-styled event with mass starts for each distance. You’ll set your own pace: it’s not a race (unless you want it to be)! You’ll choose the distance that suits you, from 1K for the little ones, to 30K for the serious athletes. Off you’ll go with your family, your friends, or on your own. You’ll find cookie stops and drinks along the trails, with lots of happy chatting. At the finish line, you’ll celebrate with a hot delicious brunch. Details

Walden Trails, 1 Denis Ave, Lively

Walden Nordic will be hosting an Ontario Cup the day of the World Snow Day. Along with races involving Juveniles to Masters skiers, there will be an area set up for snow lovers to cheer on racers, take a break with hot chocolate and marshmallow around the fire pit, build snow sculptures, participate in an obstacle course, and take pictures at the photo booth dress up centre. Details



Club de ski de fond d’Évain, 450 avenue de l’Eglise, Rouyn-Noranda

Enjoy cross-country skiing, participate in fun events, small friendly and festive race and more during the first annual celebration of World Snow Day. Details

Centre de ski du Mont Ti-Basse, 20 Chemin du Mont Ti Basse, Baie-Comeau

Join Ski competition for youngsters, learn safety tips, warm-up exercises, and accident prevention at the ski resort from the Canadian Ski Patrol Details

New Brunswick

Centre plein air Mont Farlagne, 360 Chemin Mont Farlagne, Saint-Jacques

The Canadian ski Patrol Mont-Farlagne will hold a security day at the Centre plein air Mont-Farlagne. Kids will be able to see and explore the contents of a toboggan and a ski patroller’s bag. A nice warm soup and vegetables will be served. Next, patroller candidates will be able to ski for free in team with a patroller throughout the day during the patroller’s shift. Details

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