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All Ski for Heart participants raise a minimum of $500; many set their goals much higher. This year we hope to raise $110,000, enough to fund one research project for a year. Check out our Donation in Action page to read more about Heart & Stroke research.

The celebration weekend

On January 20 & 21, 2017, all Ski for Heart participants meet at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to celebrate our fundraising success, and embrace our shared love of outdoor winter activities. Join us for our scheduled events, and check out all the Fairmont has to offer to make your weekend even more memorable.

On Saturday, January 21, we’re hosting four great adventures to challenge your heart health:

•  Cross-country skiers unite! Start with hot chocolate before skiing a round on the lake (suitable for all ages and abilities)
•  Walking on snow! Set off on an outstanding guided snowshoe journey
•  Downhill departure! Head out for a day of downhill skiing at the pristine Lake Louise Ski Resort
•  Skate on the Lake! Join Olympic speed skaters Denny Morrison and Josie Spence!

Let us know your choice of adventures when you check in on Friday, January 20. No equipment? No problem. You can bring your own or rent on-site.


Before the celebration weekend

When you register for Ski for Heart, you’ll start by creating a personal online fundraising page. We’ll also send you fundraising material by mail. Reach out to your friends, family and colleagues to raise funds before the celebration weekend on January 20 & 21. Contact us and we can help with your fundraising success.

Each participant must raise a minimum of $500 to be eligible for a special room rate* at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Click here to access fundraising tips that will help you to reach your goal!

A Heart & Stroke representative will be in touch to assist you in booking your room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. A variety of room sizes are available to accommodate your group.

Don’t miss out, register today

*room rates start at $144, not including service fees or applicable taxes

Weekend Schedule

CHECK-IN: Friday January 20

4:00 pm Event Check-in Opens

7:00 - 8:00 pm Meet & Greet Reception with Heart&Stroke Ski for Heart team, researchers, board members and our special guests.

9:00 pm Event Check-In closes; don’t worry, you can always catch us in the morning.

THE MAIN EVENT: Saturday January 21

8:30 am Downhill departure! Board the FREE shuttle from the Chateau to the Lake Louise Ski Resort for a day of world-class skiing or snowboarding on over 4,200 skiable acres.

10:00 am Join us as at the Boat House where coffee and hot chocolate will be served, and get set to cross-country ski or snowshoe.

10:15 am Walking on snow! Get your heart pumping on a snowshoe adventure.

10:15 am Cross-country skiers unite! Kick-off on the lake for the following routes:

The Traditional Loop is the Ski for Heart go-to route on Lake Louise, we’ve done it for years. This route features 4km of trails and a total elevation gain of 15m, plus stunning views of the Chateau and the Plaine of Six Glaciers!

Those looking for a longer more challenging route should choose the Adventure Loop, a link up between the Fairview, Moraine Lake Road, and Tramline trails. This route is approximately 10km and features a 200m of elevation gain.

2:00 pm Skate on Lake Louise with Olympic speed skaters Denny Morrison and Josie Spence!

APRÈS SKI: Saturday January 21

4:00 - 6:00 pm (TBC)

Celebrate a great day in the mountains with our Après Ski: hors d'oeuvres, guest speakers, awards and a cash bar.

Click here to see additional activities offered by the Fairmont!

Participant Incentives

  • Early Bird registration: register by December 8, 2016 and your name will be entered into a draw for a $200 gift card to Canadian Tire to get you geared up for winter!

  • Raise a minimum of $500: All registered participants must raise $500 between September and January; this makes you eligible for a special room rate* at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

  • Fundraising incentive: Raise $1,000 or more and you will have a chance to win** a Return to Paradise package, including one night suite accommodation with breakfast and parking courtesy of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, PLUS 2 spots on Norquay’s new Skyline Via Ferrata route.

  • Raise more/earn more: For every additional $250 you raise, you’ll earn 20 Fairmont dollars.

  • Refer a friend: If you refer a friend who then registers and raises the minimum of $500 for Ski for Heart, you will receive 40 Fairmont dollars! PLUS you'll be entered to win** TWO tickets to the fashion event of 2017, the Calgary Heart Truth Fashion Show on February 11 at Eighth Avenue Place. Simply contact, once your friends have registered.

  • Fairmont dollars: to lower your room rate even further, treat yourself and your guests to an unforgettable meal or a spa experience at the Chateau!

Click here for tips to reach your fundraising goal faster.

*room rates start at $144, not including service fees or applicable taxes

**Draws will take place at the Apres Ski on January 21, 2017.