Snow has two positive uses: it can be used to build snow-jurors when neighbours don't show up to serve in a non-binding apartment court, and you can ski on it. Take advantage of the latter use with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a full-day lift ticket at Tawatinaw Valley Alpine and Nordic Centre (an up to $28 value).
Located just one hour north of Edmonton, this lowland ski area stretches more than 140 acres, with 24 downhill runs and more than 25 kilometres of cross-country ski trails for classic and skate-style skiing. Novices to seasoned skiers to seventh-level schussboomers can find a trail suited to their abilities, and snowboarders can play on the hits, rails, funboxes, and the 17-foot super pipe—one of two super pipes in Alberta—at the terrain park. For visitors whose ski-bound hunt for sasquatch jerky proves fruitless, food is available at the chalet, as are rentals for the under-equipped. Tawatinaw Valley offers ski and snowboard lessons for individuals and groups, and is open weekends and holidays, with the exception of December 24–25 and January 1.
Township Rd 614
Tawatinaw, Alberta T0G 2E0