COVID-19 Update

Vista Ridge will be open for the 2020-21 season and we look forward to welcoming you back! 

However, Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing will be different this year due to Covid-19 and we want to make sure our guests are aware of these changes. We will be implementing a number of different operational changes guided by current public measures, discussions and meetings with our ski areas association, and are made to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. 


Here is some great info from the Canadian Ski Council about what our industry is doing to adjust. Ski Well, Be Well.

Please keep in mind that we are operating in a very dynamic situation. We are ready to adapt and change our current operating plan as needed. We would like to thank you for your understanding, patience and adherence to the guidelines below as we navigate these interesting times. Download Vista Ridge's new policies confirming our Covid-Safe operations, or see the boxes below for a summary!

  • Season passes - sales returning with limited availability Friday January 8th.  

  • We recommend that you get your pass before the season starts to reduce congestion in the Lodge 



  • "If you arrive together, ride together"

  • You will not be asked to ride with anyone that you did not arrive with

  • Conveyor lift spacing is already 10 ft between guests 

  • Physical distancing will be required in lift lines


  • Effective December 13, 2020 The Lodge will only be accessible for washrooms, ticket & rental purchasing and to-go cafeteria items. 

  • Lodge capacity is reduced to 15% of fire code. Warm up space is limited to 15 minutes in our designated seating area. You must sit with only members from your own household. 


  • Face coverings are required while visiting our facility

  • You will be permitted to remove your face covering while seated and actively eating or drinking

  • Staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times


  • We will be increasing our cleaning and sanitation procedures of high touch surfaces both during operation and after hours

  • Additional hand sanitiser stations will be located in the lodge


  • Camp programs have been suspended as of Dec. 11th until further notice. 

  • Private lessons will be offered. If more than 1 participant is in a lesson, they must live in the same household.

  • If you feel sick or are self isolating please rebook your lesson

  • Instructors and students will have face coverings


  • We don't expect that the overall outdoor capacity of our facility will change.

  • Indoor capacity has been reduced. 

  • daily lift ticket sales are capped at 100 tickets per day. This cap is subject to change at anytime and does not effect season passholder visits. 


  • Face coverings are required while visiting our faciltiy

  • If you are self isolating or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home

  • Wash your hands frequently and use the provided hand sanitising stations

  • Maintain physical distancing where possible

  • Use proper respiratory etiquette


  • Overall capacity will be reduced for sleigh rides, warming hut and tubing area


Vista Ridge

1 Spruce Valley Drive

Fort McMurray

Alberta, T9H 5B4

Phone: 780 743 8651

Fax: 780 743 6280


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Holiday Hours of Operation :

Sunday: 10am-4pm

Monday: 1pm-8pm

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 1pm-8pm

Friday: 1pm-8pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm


Always call the snowline (780-799-SNOW)

or check the Facebook page before coming out

for daily operational updates.