Valley Ski Club is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Alliance, AB.
We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Valley Ski Club stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Valley Ski Club 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 Valley Ski Club. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Valley Ski Club's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Valley Ski Club around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Valley Ski Club Terrain Overview
Valley Ski Club has a total of 8 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Valley Ski Club is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 20 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 8 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Valley Ski Club Elevation
Valley Ski Club has a summit elevation of 2,182 feet, or 665 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,051 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 230 feet (70 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Valley Ski Club has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Valley Ski Club Difficulty Level
22.2out 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
Valley Ski Club has 20 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Valley Ski Club is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 50% 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 Valley Ski Club good for beginners?
Valley Ski Club 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".
Valley Ski Club Location
Valley Ski Club is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Alliance, AB.
Alliance, AB T0B Canada
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Getting to Valley Ski Club
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Valley Ski Club), its coordinates of 52.41300, -111.82500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Alliance, 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 Valley Ski Club.
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||154 km|
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||209 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 Valley Ski Club.
|Lloydminster Airport||YLL||Lloydminster, AB||154 km|
|Bonnyville Airport||YBY||Bonnyville, AB||222 km|
|Medicine Hat Airport||YXH||Medicine Hat, AB||277 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Valley Ski Club, 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 Valley Ski Club.
|Gwynne Valley Ski Area||Wetaskiwin, AB||2,434 ft||8%||113 km|
|Canyon Ski Area||Red Deer, AB||2,950 ft||29%||127 km|
|Mount Joy Snow Resort||Lloydminster, AB||0 ft||28%||136 km|
|Innisfail Ski Hill||Innisfail, AB||3,133 ft||14%||152 km|
Valley Ski Club Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,182 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,051 ft|
|Vertical Drop||230 ft|
(40% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 10% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|