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Discover Your Essential Winter Guide to The Pass

November 6, 2023

While you may know the beauty of Crowsnest Pass soaking in the sun during the warm summer months, enjoying a stroll in the bright, colourful autumn or the smell of rain during spring, have you experienced how gorgeous the Pass looks covered in fresh white snow?

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Canadian Rockies, Crowsnest Pass offers a winter wonderland like no other. With its breathtaking scenery, inviting local businesses, and hidden gems like the Pass PowderKeg (PPK), there's no better place to experience the magic of winter. And unlike many other Alberta winter getaways, the Pass offers the perfect snowy adventures that are also budget friendly.

To help you make the most of the cozy season and Christmas holidays, we’ve created the Ultimate Guide to Winter in The Pass!

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Escape Busy City Life to a Winter Wonderland

While our busy day-to-day lives become more and more hectic as Christmas season nears, you deserve a break. Discover a tranquil retreat where snow-kissed landscapes and charming local businesses await. Whether it’s a night's stay at the cozy Bedside Manor Bed & Breakfast or a full weekend relaxing at the Summit Creek Cabins, Crowsnest is brimming with amazing local accommodations, perfect for you and your family or friends.

Experience serenity in the quiet side of the Rockies

Away from the bustling crowds, Crowsnest Pass offers a peaceful winter retreat. Here, you'll find a tranquil escape, blanketed in pristine snow and framed by majestic peaks. Discover the charm of local restaurants, embrace the quiet beauty of nature, and let the stillness of the mountains rejuvenate your spirit. It's a haven for those seeking solace in the heart of winter's embrace. Enjoy a morning coffee at Stones Throw Coffee before hitting the ice rink for a skate on Crowsnest Lake. Finish your day off with a quiet dinner at Limber Pine Smokehouse and Taberna. You won’t miss the horns and honks of city life out here. And if you’re looking for some live entertainment, the Rum Runner is known to host a live band or two on the weekends.

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Learn to ski at the affordable Pass PowderKeg (PPK)

Experience the joy of gliding down the mountainside while surrounded by the breath-taking beauty of the Rockies. The beginner-friendly terrain at PPK is designed to nurture your love for skiing and create lasting memories. And with some of the least expensive rates at an Alberta ski hill, this trip won’t break the bank. For those new to skiing or looking to refine their skills, Pass PowderKeg offers exceptional ski lessons tailored to all age groups. Professional instructors provide personalized guidance, ensuring you feel confident and comfortable on the slopes.

What’s not to love about Winter in the Pass? For lovers of cozy fireside hangs or adventurers seeking snow-covered peaks, the Pass has it all. It’s time to book in those winter holidays today and come enjoy the peace of Crowsnest Pass!

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