4 Things to Do on a Snow Day in the Cypress Hills

Posted on : Saturday, December 12, 2020


The Cypress Hills are a Southeastern Alberta winter wonderland. This unique forested area rises 600 metres above the surrounding prairie landscape, and because of that, experiences different conditions then Medicine Hat, just 45 minutes away. Make the Cypress Hills part of your winter plans this year!  

The Cypress Hills are the perfect place to go tobogganing right! Bring yours own toboggan, and helmets are recommended. There is a toboggan hill south of Hidden Valley Ski Resort on Highway 41 and great hill in front of the learning centre (located across from the Marina)


Cross Country Skiing
The Cypress Hills have kilometres of tracked ski trails in the Spring Creek Trail system! So bring your ski’s and enjoy a day on the trails! If you need a pair they also rent them at the Visitor Centre for half-day or full-day rates.

Head out to the hills for a snowshoe! It's a great way to spend a snow day. Get all bundled up and tromp through the snow up a trail into the serene forest - is unlike any other experience! When you are out in the hills, you have a change to see different animal tracks, hears lots of animal sounds, and maybe you'll even spot something too! Rentals are available at the Visitor Centre for half-day and full-day rates.


Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
This one can’t be beat! With Hidden Valley Ski Resort opening on December 18th we had to add it to the list! Explore a mix of gentler beginner slopes to the more challenging black diamond runs. It’ll undoubtedly be a day of wintery fun! Check the Hidden Valley Resort Website for updates on their Covid-19 protocols or procedures. 

Know before you go - Alberta Parks Response to COVID-19