by Joyce Tourney
on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 10:00am.
Just because winter is here does not mean there is nothing to do! Plan a stay-cation and enjoy some of the great things Saskatchewan has to offer.
Our first instalment of the Stay-cation Series will provide you with some of the best places to downhill ski, cross country ski, and snowboard in Saskatchewan. There is family fun for all.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Yes, Saskatchewan is generally flat, but there are 5 very appealing ski facilities in Saskatchewan!!
Mission Ridge Winter Park
Located near Fort Qu’Appelle this ski facility has ski runs for beginners and advanced skiers.
320 ft Vertical - 14 Trails - 3 Lifts
Ticket Prices $22-$35/person
Ski Timber Ridge
Small ski hill that the community built. Located near Big River, Saskatchewan. Ski, Snowboard, or enjoy a warm drink in the comfy lodge.
300 ft Vertical - 6 Trails - 1 Lift
Located just 30 minutes from Melfort. Huge Terrain Park and night skiing!
270 ft Vertical - 12 Trails - 2 Lifts
Tickets Prices $26-$32/person
Duck Mountain Ski Area
Visit Saskatchewan’s hidden winter wonderland
325 ft Vertical - 21 Trails - 3 Lifts
Location: Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Kamsack
Tickets Prices $20-32/person
Table Mountain Ski Area
Located 16 km West of Battleford. Enjoy lessons, camps, and the tube zone.
360 ft Vertical - 11 Tails - 4 Lifts
Ticket Prices $16-$33/person
Mark McMorris is an X-Games and Olympic Medalist Snowboarder that was born and raised in Regina!
Cross Country Skiing
Saskatchewan has some of the best terrain for cross country skiing and some beautiful sights to explore. There are opportunities to soak in the sun and enjoy the sparkling snow
You will find groomed trails at Grieg Lake in Meadow Lake Provincial Park.
There are over 30 km of trails with warm shelters along some routes at Little Red River Park just outside of Prince Albert.
At Anglin Lake in the Great Blue Heron Provincial Park there are 18 km of groomed trails with a warm up shelter. It also connects to the Spruce River Highlands trail in Prince Albert National Park.
Prince Albert National Park has 12 trails of varying difficulty located throughout the park.
Duck Mountain Provincial Park will challenge you with over 60 km of groomed trails, some with warm up shelters.
Eb’s Trails in Duck Lake has 50 km of well-groomed trails that were developed by Eberhard Fass.
Located just minutes from Regina is the White Butte Trails Recreation Site with 13 km of trails in treed sections of gently rolling hills.
In the Centre Block at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park you will find 27 km of trails – 15 km of which are groomed.
You don’t need to leave Regina to find some great trails. Gather your skis and zip around Wascana Park or A.E. Wilson Park. Once you are finished you can enjoy hot chocolate at one of our locally owned Cafes.