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Drumheller Valley ski resort, Canada

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On the beautiful Red Deer River, about 110 km (68 miles) from Calgary you will find the Badlands of east-central Alberta, a dry terrain with canyons, ravines and gullies that mesmerize the eager traveler.  In 1910, along this river, Colonel Samuel Drumheller bought this land and started a coal mining company. The village named after him grew into a city which became the largest town in Alberta in area.

Home of the World’s largest Dinosaur, a 26 meters (86 ft) fiberglass structure depicting a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Drumheller also became the home of the non-profit Valley Ski Club with its ski slopes and 10,000 sq ft lodge.

The season here starts in Dec and ends in the last week of March. The vertical is 375ft (114m) with the longest run peaking at 2,346 ft (715 meters). The lifts have a capacity of 1200 per hour and the terrain is used in the ratio of 50% beginners, 30% Intermediate, 10% advanced and 10% expert skiers.

This resort is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It stays open on Thursday and Friday from 5PM-9PM, Saturday 11AM-7PM and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM.

This is a great location for families to enjoy the area as well as to introduce children into this fascinating sport. Kid’s camps, lessons for each age group, and fun events are planned throughout the season for young skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. In addition to classes, regular racing programs and team competitions are held such as the Hoodoo Hopper Alpine Race Team called the “Snowriders” and the Drumheller Special Olympics Athletes.

In addition to skiing, visitors have plenty of options to enjoy their vacations. This includes hiking in the majestic surroundings, playing hockey, figure skating, bowling, rollerblading, tennis, golf and Skateboard Park.


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