As of June 1, 2021, weekly cycling and golf have resumed within public health measures. Stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for your patience and flexibility in navigating these changing times and helping to keep each other safe!
Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing for Skiers age 55+
The Rocky Mountain Seniors Ski Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting downhill (alpine) skiing for seniors aged 55+ at all ability levels. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, the Club was incorporated in April 2008. Whether you like a leisurely ski down easy groomers or attacking double-black diamonds, you’ll find many others to share your pleasure. Besides regular skiing at our home hill in Edmonton, Snow Valley, the club organizes 8 to 10 mid-week tours to various mountain ski resorts in Alberta and B.C. every winter, usually of 4 days duration. For the first time in 2020-21, the Club is also piloting small-group, weekly cross-country (Nordic) skiing.
Depending on cycling experience and fitness level level, cyclists can choose between green, blue and black groups. The routes, with starting places in Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park, all include a stop somewhere for refreshments.
The golfing group meets every week for a leisurely round of 9 holes. Makeup of the foursomes changes every week so that all members have the chance to play and socialize with everyone involved. There is also a golf tournament held every year in September.
If cycling and golfing all summer aren't enough to get those legs in shape, the club also organizes a pre-ski conditioning program, led by a qualified fitness instructor, prior to the start of the ski season. These off-season activities are an excellent way to socialize with the other members and even find prospective room mates for the upcoming ski trip season! In fall 2020, due to COVID-19, the Club had to put these fitness classes on hold, but we hope to bring them back in 2021!
If you are a 55+ skier living in the Edmonton area, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, you are welcome to join our club and take advantage of the tremendous rates that we are able to provide for our members on the mountain tours. If you would like to know more about the Club and its activities, contact the Membership Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to the Join Us page to begin your membership application.
Our home page header banner is a view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains taken from the top of the Grizzly Express Gondola at Lake Louise Resort, Alberta.