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Saprae Creek

Snowboarding - Vista Ridge

At the crest of the Clearwater River Valley, Saprae Creek Estates is home to 925 residents embracing a quiet acreage lifestyle just 25 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray. This hamlet boasts the best non-mountain winter recreation in Alberta; the Vista Ridge All Seasons Park area offers 35 skiable acres for adventurous skiers, snowboarders, and tubing.

Saprae Creek Estates’ residents truly have the best of both worlds. While only a fifteen-minute commute from Fort McMurray, the small community enjoys estate living in the midst of the stunning forest landscape.

The cozy hamlet of acreages also features Vista Ridge All Season Park, a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts during the winter season. Vista Ridge is set on the edge of a breathtaking river valley, featuring some of the most spectacular winter sunsets to be found in the region.

The park itself features eight meticulously-groomed runs, a bunny hill for beginners, a terrain park for the more adventurous and a tube park for all ages and experience levels. Covering 35 skiable acres, the park features runs ranging from easy to very difficult, guaranteed to satisfy skiiers and snowboarders of all levels of experience.

With two chair lifts, a full-service cafeteria and bar, a fully-equipped rental shop and a staff of knowledgeable and experienced teachers to provide group and one-on-one lessons, it’s no wonder Vista Ridge beckons residents and visitors alike during the winter months.

Vista Ridge is also in the process of adding even more features to become an all-season park, so watch for exciting developments in the near future.

For more information, please check out the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo's page on Saprae Creek Estates.