Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area

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 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 Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area.

Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area Lodging:

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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
24
Ski Lift
Lifts
4
Skier
Skiable Acres
140(1 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,234'(681 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
200'(61 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,030'(619 m)

Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
36.9out of 100
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Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.

 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

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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 10% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 90%.
Beginner
10%(14 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
60%(84 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
30%(42 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 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 nearby the town of Tawatina, AB.

Address:
Tawatina, AB T0G Canada
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Website:
tawatinawvalley.ca/

GPS Coordinates:
54.30200, -113.47800

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB110 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Bonnyville AirportYBYBonnyville, AB177 km
Fort McMurray AirportYMMFort McMurray, AB297 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Long Lake Ski HillBoyle, AB0 ft0%49 km
Sunridge Ski AreaEdmonton, AB2,060 ft40%82 km
Edmonton Ski ClubEdmonton, AB2,165 ft29%85 km
Snow Valley MountainRunning Springs, CA7,841 ft51%91 km
Rabbit Hill Snow ResortEdmonton, AB2,306 ft17%103 km
Gwynne Valley Ski AreaWetaskiwin, AB2,434 ft8%147 km
Drayton Valley – Brazeau Ski HillDrayton Valley, AB2,450 ft27%152 km

Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation2,234 ft
Base Elevation2,030 ft
Vertical Drop200 ft
Trails24
(10% Beginner,  60% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Lifts4
Skiable Acres140
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Tawatinaw Valley Ski Area Mountain Stats