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Santa shredding snow this Saturday at PPK

Pass Powderkeg ski area sign. Travel Alberta photo.

Nicholas L. M. Allen

Dec 20, 2023

“Santa’s coming to the hill at 1 (p.m.), he’s bringing his snowboard"

Santa is set to hit the slopes at Pass Powderkeg this weekend ahead of his trip around the world. Before he finishes his Christmas deliveries, Santa is making a stop at Pass Powderkeg thanks to CNP40.

Stephanie Olson, the youth coordinator for CNP40, talked about the ‘Ski with Santa’ event at the hill and what will be happening on Saturday, December 23 at 1 p.m. when it takes place. 

“I think I was just trying to find an activity to do at the ski hill and it just kind of popped into my mind,” said Olson.

Olson explained how about two years ago, she thought it would be a great idea and “wonderful for the community” to have an event at Pass Powderkeg close to the holidays. 

“PPK and CNP40 have joined in partnerships in prior years and so we were just trying to find a way to work together again, and this idea came up,” said Olson.

She has been working to make the event happen in coordination with the ski hill, but it has been a little hard to get Santa on skis, especially with the holiday so close. This year it is happening.

“Santa’s coming to the hill at 1 (p.m.), he’s bringing his snowboard and we’re going to have a hot chocolate bar with all of the toppings set up at the lodge, by donation, to support the PPK Nourishes program,” added Olson.

According to Pass Powderkeg Ski Area’s previous fundraisers, the PPK Nourishes program provides healthy snacks to kids in the community in need at the ski hill.

“Everyone, the entire community and whoever wants to come and ski with Santa is more than welcome,” said Olson.

Although Santa is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m., he might want to get a few runs in and might be on the hill a bit longer according to Olson, who shared, “I think he’ll have a bag of treats to pass out to the kids.”

Visit for more information on this and future events happening at the ski hill.

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