Gwynne Valley Ski Area

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

Gwynne Valley 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 Gwynne Valley Ski Area.

Gwynne Valley Ski Area Lodging:

Gwynne Valley Ski Area Terrain Overview

Gwynne Valley Ski Area has a total of 3 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Gwynne Valley Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 15 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 6 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
3
Ski Lift
Lifts
2
Skier
Skiable Acres
15(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Gwynne Valley Ski Area Elevation

Gwynne Valley Ski Area has a summit elevation of 2,434 feet, or 742 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,349 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 85 feet (26 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Gwynne Valley Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,434'(742 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
85'(26 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,349'(716 m)

Gwynne Valley Ski Area Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
8.1out of 100
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Gwynne Valley 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 70% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 85 feet.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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

Gwynne Valley Ski Area has 15 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Gwynne Valley Ski Area is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 70% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 30% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner
70%(11 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
Intermediate
30%(5 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
Expert
0%(0 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 Gwynne Valley Ski Area good for beginners?

Gwynne Valley 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. 70% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Gwynne Valley Ski Area Location

Gwynne Valley Ski Area is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Wetaskiwin, AB.

Address:
Wetaskiwin, AB T0C Canada
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Website:
gwynnevalley.ca/

GPS Coordinates:
52.98500, -113.21700

Getting to Gwynne Valley Ski Area

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Gwynne Valley Ski Area), its coordinates of 52.98500, -113.21700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Wetaskiwin, 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 Gwynne Valley Ski Area.

NameCodeCityDistance
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB43 km
Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB215 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 Gwynne Valley Ski Area.

NameCodeCityDistance
Bonnyville AirportYBYBonnyville, AB219 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Gwynne Valley 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 Gwynne Valley Ski Area.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Rabbit Hill Snow ResortEdmonton, AB2,306 ft17%53 km
Snow Valley MountainRunning Springs, CA7,841 ft51%60 km
Edmonton Ski ClubEdmonton, AB2,165 ft29%63 km
Sunridge Ski AreaEdmonton, AB2,060 ft40%65 km
Canyon Ski AreaRed Deer, AB2,950 ft28%82 km
Medicine Lodge Ski AreaBentley, AB3,615 ft24%91 km
Valley Ski ClubAlliance, AB2,182 ft21%113 km
Innisfail Ski HillInnisfail, AB3,133 ft13%117 km
Tawatinaw Valley Ski AreaTawatina, AB2,234 ft37%147 km

Gwynne Valley Ski Area Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation2,434 ft
Base Elevation2,349 ft
Vertical Drop85 ft
Trails3
(70% Beginner,  30% Intermediate,  0% Expert)
Lifts2
Skiable Acres15
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Gwynne Valley Ski Area Mountain Stats