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Tawatinaw Ski Resort

TAWATINAW

Tawatinaw is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Westlock County. It is located on Township Road 614, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of Highway 2 and approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) north of the City of Edmonton. Its original name was Stony Creek.

Tawatinaw Valley Alpine and Nordic Centre is one of the best lowland ski areas in Alberta. Located only one hour north of Edmonton on Highway 2, this ski hill spreads over 140 acres and offers 24 downhill runs and over 25km of scenic cross country ski trails. For those who crave a challenge, the terrain park has "hits", "rails", "funboxes" and one of two super pipes found in Alberta. The Ski Centre was established in 1967 for Canada's Centennial and has operated ever since. Over the span of the last 40 years, the hill has grown to meet the needs of winter outdoor enthusiasts, offering Alpine skiing for all skill levels with access via 3 T-bars and one tow rope.

For the Nordic enthusiast, there are 25km of groomed trails for both classic and skate style skiing, accessed from the upper parking lot. Each season, the ski centre hosts the Tawatinaw Valley Loppet prior to the annual Alberta Birkebeiner. Nordic ski runs in the terrain park.

The hill operates most weekends and holidays throughout the winter season. A large chalet offers food, rentals, and ski and snowboard lessons. Go to www.skitawatinawvalley.com for more information.