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Hidden Valley ski slope

We are currently making the magic work and will announce opening plans soon! updated 12/7/2021

Know before you go! For general guidance on COVID friendly recreation at ski hills check out Ski Canada's Ski Well, Be Well messaging.

For Safety and Risk Awareness information before you come we suggest you click the link at the top of the page. 

Hidden Valley is located in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park near Elkwater, Alberta Canada. Our facility offers a unique opportunity to experience winter activities in a friendly, professional environment.

We typically open from early December thru to the end of March. We can guarantee reasonable rates and reasonable lift lines.

Winter Time Fun is what Hidden Valley is all about! We promote the physical activity and you enjoy the fresh outdoors!

Please note our hours of operations for 2021/22 are Wednesday to Sunday 8:30am to 4:30pm (Lifts 9:00am to 4pm). Tentative opening date is December 26th with extended vacation hours running Dec 26th to Jan 9th inclusive. Normal operating resumes on wednesday 12th Jan. February extended vacation hours run Feb 16th to 27th inclusive.

2021/22 COVID-19 Basics. What you need to know!

  • No bus running this winter
  • Masks are mandatory for all indoor spaces
  • Lifts and lift lines -  masks are not mandatory but encouraged
  • Lifts do not have to be by cohort
  • Day tickets limited to 750 included passes for hotels and clubs etc (500 public, 250 corporate) - booked online in advance
  • Memberships scheme will continue with one off member payment then day price of $15 per person per visit - booked online in advance
  • All tickets sold online in advance (2 week window)
  • Lounge and café are operating under REP (proof of vaccination or negative test) to dine in. Otherwise take out
  • Other indoor areas are 1/3rd capacity including rentals so expcect longer wait times
  • Brown bag will be warm up only with limited seating and no food
  • Basement will be closed

 All tickets and memberships are booked online, lessons by phone and rentals on the day in the rentals building. 

Hidden Valley allows "skinning" on the hill (non lift users on backcountry or splitboard equipment). You must sign in and out at the ticket office. Thank you!

 Our refund policy can be found here.

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DAY Tickets & memberships 



  • Sun 06 Dec 2020 18:26

    COVID-19 update

    Due to COVID-19 there have been significant changes to policies and procedures but we are happy to be providing winter recreation in a safe... Read More
  • Fri 13 Jul 2018 09:09

    Summer Fun in Cypress Hills

    Summer is upon us, maybe it has been for while now :-) , but Elkwater is a hive of fun activities to get outdoors and enjoy the Souther alberta... Read More

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Hidden Valley Ski Resort
8304 Hwy 41, Elkwater, Cypress County, AB, 
Canada, T0J 1C0
Phone: 403-893-3961
Fax: 403-893-2163


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