5 Slopes to Ski in Saskatchewan

Welcome to the Upside Down. Some of Saskatchewan’s best ski slopes aren’t hills – they’re valleys, cut into the plains 14,000 years ago by melting glaciers. Now these old channels have been taken over by ski lifts and snowboards. One of these runs even got an Olympian’s feet wet (and probably cold)!

Mission Ridge Winter Park, located in the Qu’Appelle Valley (just 75 km northeast of Regina), is where Olympic athlete Mark McMorris began snowboarding. With one Olympic bronze medal, as well as seven gold, five silver and two bronze X Game medals in snowboarding events, it’s safe to say that the runs at Mission Ridge shaped this world-class snowboarder. Saskatchewan’s proud flatlanders will be cheering for McMorris when he competes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Mission Ridge is far from the only spot for downhill skiing in the province. There are plenty of slopes to slide down throughout the province. Here are a few:

Wapiti Valley Ski & Snowboard Resort

Part of the Saskatchewan River Valley, with 15 runs and a terrain park
Location: 50 km north of Melfort

Table Mountain

Eleven runs, four lifts, tubing and a scenic view of the Battle River Valley
Location: 16 km west of the Battlefords

Ski Timber Ridge

A quaint hill with six runs and a snowboard park
Location: 3 km south of Big River

Duck Mountain Ski Area

A whopping 21 runs in the Little Boggy Creek Valley
Location: southern fringe of Duck Mountain Provincial Park
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