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.
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.
Gwynne Valley Ski Area Difficulty Level
8.1out of 100
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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 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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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.
Wetaskiwin, AB T0C Canada
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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.
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||43 km|
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||215 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.
|Bonnyville Airport||YBY||Bonnyville, AB||219 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.
|Rabbit Hill Snow Resort||Edmonton, AB||2,306 ft||17%||53 km|
|Snow Valley Mountain||Running Springs, CA||7,841 ft||51%||60 km|
|Edmonton Ski Club||Edmonton, AB||2,165 ft||29%||63 km|
|Sunridge Ski Area||Edmonton, AB||2,060 ft||40%||65 km|
|Canyon Ski Area||Red Deer, AB||2,950 ft||28%||82 km|
|Medicine Lodge Ski Area||Bentley, AB||3,615 ft||24%||91 km|
|Valley Ski Club||Alliance, AB||2,182 ft||21%||113 km|
|Innisfail Ski Hill||Innisfail, AB||3,133 ft||13%||117 km|
|Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area||Tawatina, AB||2,234 ft||37%||147 km|
Gwynne Valley Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,434 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,349 ft|
|Vertical Drop||85 ft|
(70% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|