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Tawatinaw Valley Ski Hill Deal Approved In Principle

After years of financial drain on the County and the taxpayer, Tawatinaw Valley Ski Hill is switching ownership.
Westlock County announced their decision in a release on Friday, saying they approved in principle a 3 year lease-purchase agreement with DK Enterprises, a local organization.
Reeve Bud Massey says their decision was fueled by the desire of Council, who wanted to ensure long-term sustainability for the hill and lessen the pressure on taxpayers.
"Since 2006 it has consistently cost more to operate than it received in revenue. In fact, in the last nine years, the loss in operation revenue alone was in excess of $1.5 million dollars. That doesn't include the capital costs that were put into the ski hill, of more than $3 million."
The County has been in charge of the ski hill since 2006, when it took the business over from a group of volunteers who were struggling to keep up with rising costs.
Now Westlock County is experiencing the same pain as its previous owners.
"It's a great recreational property, but there becomes a limit to how much you can charge people in taxes. We felt it would be better suited going to private enterprise. In order for the ski hill to be really viable, it has to be built into a year-round operation - which is a substantial investment," says Massey.
He had plenty of ideas for the hill, including ziplines, skating rinks, horseback riding and BMX tracks.
"It just makes sense that private enterprise does that and puts in private enterprise money as opposed to taxpayer dollars."
Under the agreement, DK Enterprises will maintain and potentially expand the ski hill for the next 20 years. The long term strategy is to create an enhanced sport and recreation facility destination.
The final agreement and details will be voted on at the next Council meeting which is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8th.


We are officially closed for the 2014-15 Season.  Thank you to all the pass holders, groups, patrons and school groups that came out to enjoy our hidden jewel this season.  

Thank you everyone and have a great Summer!




Tawatinaw Valley Alpine and Nordic Centre is one of the best lowland ski areas in Alberta. Located only one hour north of Edmonton, this ski hill spreads over 140 acres and offers 24 downhill runs and over 25km of scenic cross country ski trails. For those who crave a challenge, the terrain park has "hits", "rails", "funboxes" and one of two super pipes found in Alberta.

Located just off highway 2, the Ski Centre was established in 1967 for Canada's Centennial and has operated ever since. Over the span of the last 40 years, the hill has grown to meet the needs of winter outdoor enthusiasts. Offering Alpine and Nordic skiing, as well as a terrain park.

The hill operates most weekends and holidays throughout the winter season. Tawatinaw offers runs to suit everyone's needs, from novice to advanced in both Alpine and Nordic. There are 3 T-bars and one tow rope which provide access to all Alpine runs and the terrain park. Nordic skiing can be accessed from the upper parking lot; please ensure that you stop at the Ski Centre for your day or season pass.

There is a large chalet where food and rentals are available. Ski and Snowboard lessons are available for individuals, groups and schools.

For the Nordic enthusiast there are 25km of groomed trails for both classic and skate style skiing. 

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