Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Tawatina, AB.
We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 work with Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area's website.
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Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area Terrain Overview
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area has a total of 24 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 140 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 57 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area Elevation
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area has a summit elevation of 2,234 feet, or 681 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,030 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 200 feet (61 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area Difficulty Level
38.3out 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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area has 140 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 10% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 90%.
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 Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area good for beginners?
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 90% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area Location
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Tawatina, AB.
Tawatina, AB T0G Canada
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Getting to Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area), its coordinates of 54.30200, -113.47800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Tawatina, 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 Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area.
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||110 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 Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area.
|Bonnyville Airport||YBY||Bonnyville, AB||177 km|
|Fort McMurray Airport||YMM||Fort McMurray, AB||297 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Tawatinaw 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 Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area.
|Long Lake Ski Hill||Boyle, AB||0 ft||0%||49 km|
|Sunridge Ski Area||Edmonton, AB||2,060 ft||41%||82 km|
|Edmonton Ski Club||Edmonton, AB||2,165 ft||31%||85 km|
|Rabbit Hill Snow Resort||Edmonton, AB||2,306 ft||17%||103 km|
|Gwynne Valley Ski Area||Wetaskiwin, AB||2,434 ft||8%||147 km|
|Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski Hill||Drayton Valley, AB||2,450 ft||28%||152 km|
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,234 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,030 ft|
|Vertical Drop||200 ft|
(10% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|