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5 Ways Pass Powderkeg Will Surprise You

by Karen Ung

Pass Powderkeg is a fun, family-friendly, and affordable ski hill in Crowsnest Pass.

While grabbing my lift ticket, I ask Michelle Dupuis, Pass Powderkeg Snow School Director, where to find the best views on the mountain. Without hesitation, she recommends Spina Trail or The Edge. Spina wraps around the south side of Pass Powderkeg, offering unobstructed mountain views; while The Edge looks across the valley towards Crowsnest Mountain.

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View from Spina Trail, Pass Powderkeg

I take Spina and pause a moment at the bench to enjoy the view. The corduroy is untouched and I’m the only person on the trail. It’s unbelievable for a Saturday morning in January with good snow!

Here are 5 ways YOU will be surprised by Pass Powderkeg:

1. They have 24 runs and a terrain park to explore! The mountain is bigger than it looks from the highway.

Pass Powderkeg Terrain Park at night

2. Fast t-bars = more riding! The high speed t-bars are faster than a standard chairlift. Not familiar with how they work? Ask the friendly staff for instructions (young children should try the tow bar in the learning area first). It’s pretty easy – and fun!

Night Skiing at Pass Powderkeg

3. Your lift ticket is good until 8 pm most days! Check their hours here. Ski for a few hours, check out Frank Slide Interpretive Centre or grab a bite to eat, then come back for night skiing! It’s a good deal and great way to explore Crowsnest Pass. Dine on the mountain (the new chef is amazing) or in Blairmore.

Pass Powderkeg Snow School

4. Awesome snow school for all levels (1st time to Masters) and special package deals including rentals, lift tickets, and lessons.

5. Youth Nights (Fridays 6 pm – 8 pm for 8-18 yr olds) offer music, contests and games, GT races on the beginner slope, snacks, and prizes. Admission is FREE (lift tickets not included)!

I really enjoyed skiing here and look forward to bringing my family next time!

Getting Here

Pass Powderkeg is located less than 2.5 hours southwest of Calgary, just off Highway 3 in Blairmore.

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Partnership Disclosure

Thank you to Pass Powderkeg Ski AreaTravel Alberta, and SnowSeekers for making this trip happen! All words and opinions are my own.

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