Press Release – Edmonton Ski Club Master

The 105 year old Edmonton Ski Club submits Master Development Plan to
the City of Edmonton
Learn about the proposed all-season, multipurpose outdoor recreational complex at the
Edmonton Ski Club Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 25th, 2015.
May 20, 2015: The Edmonton Ski Club, a landmark ski area in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown
river valley, has big plans for their facility. A Master Development Plan was submitted to the City of
Edmonton last week that will completely transform the grounds into a multi-purpose year-round
recreational, cultural and fitness complex.
The Edmonton Ski Club hopes to capitalize on the Valley Line LRT expansion that will include a stop in
the Cloverdale neighbourhood.
“With the expansion of the LRT the Edmonton Ski Club will become the first and only ski area
accessible by light rail in North America. That will make this new state-of-the-art recreational facility
completely accessible to all Edmontonians and visitors to the area,” said Ken Saunders, President of
the Edmonton Ski Club.
The media is invited to the Annual General Meeting to learn more about the Master Development
Plan. The AGM will take place on Monday, May 25th at 7:00 PM at the Edmonton Ski Club: 9613 96
Avenue NW, Edmonton.
The plan outlines winter recreation enhancements including: a master designed skating path proposed
by landscape architect Matt Gibbs, new day lodge, re-contouring slopes, installing a chair lift, carpet
lifts, groomed skate ski trails, skating pond, tube park and to further enhance learn to ski programs for
children, adults and school groups.
The new year-round facility will also include a mountain bike park, challenge course, improved grounds
for the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and other events, a fitness centre, rental and retail store.
“The new facility will be able to bring even more new people to winter sports, going in line with the
City’s Winter City Strategy. It will also increase employment opportunities year-round and become a
recreational hot-spot for the local community as well as tourists. It's time to start showing off this gem
in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley.”
The Edmonton Ski Club has been a facility for ski instruction and athlete training since 1911. Open to
the public, the ESC offers ski runs for all levels, a challenging terrain park, ski and snowboard lessons
for children and adults, kids day camps, school programming, and group rental opportunities for the
community. For more information on the New ESC, visit
Ken Saunders
President, New Edmonton Ski Club