Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Two Seasons of Adventure with the WinSport Max Pass (Canada Olympic Park, Calgary)

I took my son skiing at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park in Calgary last winter and he begged me to buy season passes for the upcoming winter. He also loves the lift-accessed mountain biking at the hill - which turned into asking if we could get summer + winter season passes.

Spend your summer biking at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park and then switch to skiing this winter!

How to Get Two Seasons of Fun at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park 


- for one affordable price 


In previous years, WinSport has offered a "family pass" where you could access the hill winter + summer for one price. The NEW Max Pass is very similar.

One Max Pass for the whole family (or per individual if you prefer) gets you a full year of adventure and fun at Canada Olympic Park.

Discovering a strong enjoyment for the Super Halfpipe at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park


Summer 2018 Inclusions with the WinSport Max Pass 


  • Mountain Bike Season Pass (unlimited lift-accessed mountain biking + access to the bike skills park  at the bottom of the hill)

  • Unlimited Public Skating - (May 18 – Sept. 30, 2018)
    Learning to bike at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park


  • Unlimited mini-golf through the summer season (my son is jumping for joy at this one)

  • 10% discount on food & beverages + exclusive offers

  • 10% discount on regular priced merchandise at the WinSport Retail Store

  • 10% discount on Mountain Bike Programs

  • 10% discount on all Summer Camps

  • Summer reciprocals (inquire directly with WinSport)


Lift-accessed mountain biking at Canada Olympic Park


Winter 2018/19 Inclusions with the WinSport Max Pass


Having fun in the Superpipe at Canada Olympic Park
  • Alpine Winter Season Pass 2018/19

  • Unlimited Public Skating - (Nov. 1, 2018 - April 15, 2019)

  • Tube Park Winter 2018/19 : Thursday & Friday Evenings (Tube park blackout dates apply: Dec. 27-28, 2018/Jan. 3-4, 2019/ Mar. 22/28/29, 2019)

  • 10% discount on food & beverages + exclusive offers

  • 10% discount on regular priced merchandise at the WinSport Retail Store

  • 10% discount on Ski School Programs (Not valid on Discover/Next step/Ski-in-3/Snowboard-in-3/Private lessons/Academy Programs)

  • Winter reciprocals (Discount days at partner resorts. More information to be released closer to the winter season.)


Learning to Ski At WinSport's Canada Olympic Park

For full information on what is included please visit the WinSport website


What is not included with the Max Pass


  • Skyline Luge, the freefall, the summer bobsleigh, or the zipline

  • The winter public bobsleigh, luge, or skeleton

  • Visits to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame

ALL the Mini-golf you can play - Included with the Max Pass

And of Note for the 2018 Summer Season... 


Previous summer passholders may remember a kids' area beside the mini-golf course (euro bungee, climbing wall, etc.) but this has been removed.

The Plunge will also not be operating for the 2018 summer season.

Winter Sunset at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park from the Tube Park 


How the Max Pass Works - Details + Cost



First, you need to buy a Winter Extreme Early Bird Pass - $669.99 for a family pass (with sale ending July 1st., 2018.)

Then, add on a Max Pass to get your summer bonus season for an additional $279.99 for the family (with sale ending August 1st, 2018 - though you'll want it much earlier if you actually plan to go biking this summer.)

GRAND TOTAL: $949.98 for the family.

Always smiles at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park


And before you say, "that's a lot of money," consider that you're actually saving $700 on the winter pass by buying it at the early season price. 

Also, a regular summer mountain bike pass for the family is $389.99 - so you're saving another $110 there.

For complete details and for information on individual passes, visit the WinSport website

 
Winter Mornings at  WinSport's Canada Olympic Park


My Family's Favourite Ways to Play at WinSport


Skiing at WinSport



We love the variety of "fun" elements on the ski hill. My son loves the junior and the super halfpipes, and we had just discovered the smaller slopestyle course with the big bumps over by the super halfpipe when we finished skiing in March. 

Add the beginner mogul course lower down above the magic carpets, the steep alpine pitch off the high speed quad chairlift (that I love,) and the terrain parks my kid's crazy about - and we have plenty of options for a fun morning or afternoon at the hill.

My son  just discovered the jumps at the top of the Legacy Express chairlift near the big terrain park as well at the end of the season. I expect we'll be spending a lot of time there next winter!

We live very close to WinSport's Canada Olympic Park so can easily pop in for the morning on a PD day or after school for a couple of hours. Add Friday afternoons when my son is done early, and I see us spending a lot of mid-week time at the hill.

Morning at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park

Tubing at WinSport


The WinSport Tube Park is one of the best in the area and is always good for a fun couple of hours. And I like the sunny patio at the bottom where I can hang out with a warm beverage.

WinSport Acura Tube Park 


Mini-golf at WinSport


My son LOVES mini-golf and would happily play a round every day. Thank goodness we live close by! He also loves to play "speed mini-golf" so it usually takes us 20 minutes at most to finish 18 holes - why we need a season pass!

Evenings at WinSport playing mini-golf

Mountain Biking at WinSport 


My goal is to make it down Green Tea this summer without screaming. My son wants to work his way up to greater speed on all of the blue runs (that he'll be riding with his dad) and wants to improve on his jumps.

Downhill mountain biking is my son's favourite summer activity and so it was a no-brainer for us that we needed to get season passes for WinSport so that we can spend at least one night a week here riding the trails.

We've also registered our son for a week in bike camp - which he is highly looking forward to! 


Mountain bike camp at WinSport


Disclaimer: I have been given a  WinSport Max Pass for my family. I am very excited to spend the summer and winter exploring all the activities offered with our season pass, and telling you all about how much fun we're having. 

Follow on instagram where I'll be sharing every time we visit the park.  

As always, all opinions are my own. 

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