Winter in Cypress Hills

Image: Valerie Berenyi

Image: Valerie Berenyi

Heading east for downhill skiing in the midst of the prairies

— Travel Writing

I had an opportunity to visit Cypress Hills in winter. This unique park straddling the Alberta/Saskatchewan border rises like an island from the sea of prairie surrounding it.

It's beautiful: a quiet, magical oasis shrouded with snow. Fresh powder — and nearly non-existent lift lineups — made for a memorable day at Hidden Valley Ski Resort.