Need to squeeze in a few turns right in the city? Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, Snow Valley, Sunridge Ski Area, and Edmonton Ski Club are all small but fun hills right in the city, convenient for beginners in search of lessons or terrain-park addicts in search of a fix. Plus, the river valley is ripe for cross-country.
If you want steep and deep, the Rockies beckon just a few hours’ drive west. Companies specialize in busing skiers to the mountains and back to their hotel for a day trip.