Canyon Ski Area

Canyon Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Red Deer, AB. We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Canyon Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Canyon Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Canyon Ski Area.

Canyon Ski Area Lodging:

Canyon Ski Area Terrain Overview

Canyon Ski Area has a total of 18 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Canyon Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 70 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 28 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
70(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Canyon Ski Area Elevation

Canyon Ski Area has a summit elevation of 2,950 feet, or 899 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,470 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 538 feet (164 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Canyon Ski Area's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,950'(899 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
538'(164 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,470'(753 m)

Canyon Ski Area Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
28.5out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Canyon Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 538 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Canyon Ski Area has 70 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Canyon Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 40% trails are rated as intermediate.
40%(28 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
40%(28 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
20%(14 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Canyon Ski Area good for beginners?

Canyon Ski Area is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Canyon Ski Area Location

Canyon Ski Area is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Red Deer, AB.

Red Deer, AB T4E Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
52.30400, -113.68400

Getting to Canyon Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Canyon Ski Area), its coordinates of 52.30400, -113.68400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Red Deer, AB to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Canyon Ski Area.

Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB112 km
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB134 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Canyon Ski Area.

Bonnyville AirportYBYBonnyville, AB296 km
Lethbridge County AirportYQLLethbridge, AB303 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Canyon Ski Area, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Canyon Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Innisfail Ski HillInnisfail, AB3,133 ft13%36 km
Medicine Lodge Ski AreaBentley, AB3,615 ft24%42 km
Gwynne Valley Ski AreaWetaskiwin, AB2,434 ft8%82 km
Rabbit Hill Snow ResortEdmonton, AB2,306 ft17%120 km
Snow Valley MountainRunning Springs, CA7,841 ft51%131 km
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski HillDrayton Valley, AB2,450 ft27%133 km
Edmonton Ski ClubEdmonton, AB2,165 ft29%137 km
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park)Calgary, AB4,100 ft31%141 km
Sunridge Ski AreaEdmonton, AB2,060 ft40%142 km

Canyon Ski Area Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,950 ft
Base Elevation2,470 ft
Vertical Drop538 ft
(40% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres70
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Canyon Ski Area Mountain Stats