Race Training

Race Training

Pass Powderkeg offers an exclusive training experience in the beautiful Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. Our rolling terrain offers extensive opportunities for drills, gates and training with one of the fastest turnaround times in Alberta .

Give your athletes a head start on the winter!

Pass Powderkeg offers an exclusive training experience in the beautiful Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.  Our rolling terrain offers extensive opportunities for drills, gates and training with one of the fastest turnaround times in Alberta (Lower T-bar ride time: 4 minutes).

Give your athletes a head start on the winter!

About Us

Pass Powderkeg offers high quality, quick turnaround training space for race athletes of all ages. Your team, unless combined with another team, has exclusive access to our lift and training space through your training block. This ensures your athletes the chance to train and perfect their runs without worry of traffic or shortened lane space.

Love racer ready snow? Great. We offer a man-made snow base for your team to train on, all season long. New LED lights provide both early and late training blocks, allowing your teams the chance to train before or after exploring the Crowsnest Pass or surrounding ski areas. And with one of the fastest turnaround times in Canada, your athletes will be maximizing their training without wasting time on the lift or in line.

How It Works

  • Your team, unless combined with another smaller team, have the lift to yourselves! Our terrain set up allows for 1 team per lift, ensuring your athletes receive the most training they can in one block.
  • The rates above are all that is required – no lane fees or additional costs.
  • The Lower Mountain is first to open and offers a fantastic slalom/GS training ground.
  • When you have a block booked, there are no other teams or public on snow.
  • Our professional patrol team is on standby for your entire training time.
  • Safety is paramount for us. We work with your coaches to ensure safety requirements are met.
  • Minimum 5 Athletes, smaller teams may be grouped together.

2021/22 Training Fees

Number of Athletes
Cost Per Athlete (For Each 2.5 hr Block)
6-8
$52.50/ Athlete
9-12
$47.25/ Athlete
12-15
$45/ Athlete
15+
$43/ Athlete
  • All athletes must have a waiver signed prior to 1st training slot.
  • Bookings are first come, first served.
  • All blocks are 2.5 hours long and include:
    • Private lift access
    • Patrol staff
    • Daily grooming
    • Lodge access for warm up breaks and washrooms.
  • Coaches are permitted to start set up once lift and patrol safety checks are complete. Prior to setting, head coach must check with patrol to ensure slope is prepared. 
  • After training is complete, teams are expected to slip and repair the slope to the best of their abilities.
  • Times will be confirmed 2 weeks prior. Athlete numbers are required day of training slot.
  • B-net is available upon request. Safety is our highest priority – we will work with your team to provide a safe environment for all training.
  • There is no public access to lifts during training.
  • Team representative must meet with Booking Coordinator 1 hour prior to first time slot, or if a 7am slot, the night prior at a time agreed upon by both sides. This is to discuss snow conditions, safety systems and to answer any questions either side may have and give all waivers to Booking Coordinator if not presigned.
  • Teams may be required to put $500 deposit down prior to booking.
  • Team representative must check in with Booking Coordinator following the last session – this is for invoice payment.
  • A 100% refund will be given should Pass Powderkeg not be able to open due to weather, lack of snow or lift mechanical issues. We will always do our best to communicate any difficulties prior to your arrival.

Training Fees

5-8 Athletes –> $52.50/Athlete
9-12 Athletes –> $47.25/Athlete
12-15 Athletes –> $45/Athlete
15+ Athletes –> $43/Athlete

Available Training Blocks

Session
Availability
7:00am – 9:30am + 15min Sweep
Nov 15 to Mar 23 –> Any Day of the Week
10:00am – 12:30pm + 15min Sweep
Nov 15 to Dec 20 –> Weekdays
Jan 6 to Mar 23 –> Mondays & Tuesdays
1:00pm – 3:30pm + 15min Sweep
Nov 15 to Dec 20 –> Weekdays
Jan 6 to Mar 23 –> Mondays & Tuesdays
4:00pm – 6:30pm + 15min Sweep
Nov 15 to Dec 20 –>Any Day of the Week
Jan 6 to Mar 23 –> Mondays & Tuesdays
5:00pm – 7:30pm + 15min Sweep
Nov 15 to Dec 20 –> Weekdays
Jan 6 to Mar 23 –> Mondays & Tuesdays

Available

Training Blocks

7:00am – 9:30am –>
Nov 15-Mar 23 –> Any Day
10:00am – 12:30pm –>
Nov 15-Dec 20 –> Weekdays
Jan 6-Mar 23 –> Mondays/Tuesdays
1:00pm – 3:30pm –>
Nov 15-Dec 20 –> Weekdays
Jan 6-Mar 23 –> Mondays/Tuesdays
4:00pm – 6:30pm –>
Nov 15-Dec 20 –>Any Day
Jan 6-Mar 23 –> Mondays/Tuesdays
5:00pm – 7:30pm –>
Nov 15-Dec 20 –> Weekdays
Jan 6-Mar 23 –> Mondays/Tuesdays

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