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Heart & Stroke Ski for Heart is a magical weekend in the Rockies for anyone with a passion for the outdoors and a commitment to support life-saving research. There's no mental or physical prep needed it’s all about unwinding and unplugging with family and friends. And by raising $500 or more for Ski for Heart, you’ll enjoy fantastic reduced rates (up to 60%!) at the legendary Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in the world!

We're pleased to announce that David Gray, host of CBC Radio One's morning show The Eyeopener, and Darrel Janz, senior reporter and host of CTV Calgary’s Inspired, will emcee in 2018! To read about our amazing guests, click here.

Read all about our 2018 Participant Incentives & Draws!


We did it: our current total is $142,085 and still climbing! Our heartfelt thanks to our participants and sponsors.

Getting started is as easy as one, two, three:

1. Register

Register online with just a few clicks! We’ll make sure you have the resources you need to reach out to your networks and reach the goal you set!


2. Fundraise

Fundraise a minimum of $500 to receive the special rate* at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Plus, you'll receive incentives to use at the Fairmont as your fundraising total rises!


3. Celebrate

Join Heart & Stroke and our special guests to enjoy activities and amenities at or near Lake Louise.

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All About Ski For Heart

All Ski for Heart participants raise a minimum of $500; many set their goals much higher. This year we hope to raise $137,000 that’s enough to fund one research project for a year. Check out our Donation in Action page to read more about Heart & Stroke research.

The three easy steps to joining Ski for Heart are:

  1. Register today!
  2. Fundraise a minimum of $500.
  3. Celebrate at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, January 19 & 20, 2018!

Before the celebration weekend

When you register for Ski for Heart, you’ll start by creating a personal online fundraising page. Reach out to your friends, family and colleagues to raise funds before the celebration weekend on January 19 & 20. Contact us and we can help you to get started.

Each participant must raise a minimum of $500 to be eligible for a special room rate* at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Click here for fundraising tips and much more 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.

*room rates start at $149, not including service fees or applicable taxes

The celebration weekend

On January 19 & 20, 2018, all Ski for Heart participants meet at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to celebrate our fundraising success, and enjoy all the great outdoor activities in Alberta’s winter wonderland! 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 20, we’re hosting a number of great adventures to challenge your heart health (suitable for all ages and abilities). Let us know your choice(s) of the following adventures when you check in on Friday, January 19:

  • Cross-country skiers unite! Start with hot chocolate before skiing or snowboarding around on the lake
  • 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. Pick up your discounted lift tickets at the event check-in on Friday.

No equipment? No problem. You can bring your own or rent at Chateau Mountain Sports.

Weekend Schedule

CHECK-IN: Friday January 19

4:00 pm

Event check-in opens If you are planning to downhill on Saturday or Sunday, ask us about the Ski Louise letter to get you a discounted lift ticket.

7:00-8:00 pm

Meet & Greet Reception with Heart & Stroke Ski for Heart team, researchers, board members and our special guests. Cash bar only.

9:00 pm

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

THE MAIN EVENT: Saturday January 20

8:00 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.

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

3:30 pm

Downhill Return: The FREE Shuttle returns from Lake Louise Ski Resort just in time for the Après Ski.

APRÈS SKI: Saturday January 20

4:00 - 6:30 pm

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!

Heartfelt thanks to our Celebration Weekend sponsor.

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Participant Resources

This is your one-stop shop for what you need to set and meet your fundraising goal, to recruit family and friends to register this year, and to prepare for the celebration weekend at Lake Louise! Don't forget to check out this year's participant incentives.

  • Fundraising Resources Hub:Find an array of tips and tools to help you reach and exceed! your fundraising goal. Includes an online participant centre Q&A, and tips for fundraising traditionally and through social media.
  • Top 10 Reasons to attend Ski For Heart: A resource to help you encourage friends and family to join you at Ski for Heart.
  • Celebration Weekend Schedule: With this quick link, you won't miss out on any of the great activities at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on Friday January 19 and Saturday January 20.

For assistance: | 403 270-3549

Participant Incentives

  • Early Bird registration: register by December 20, 2017 and your name will be entered into a draw for a $200 gift card to Canadian Tire to get you geared up for winter plus TWO 2017-2018 lift passes to Lake Louise Ski Resort!
  • 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.
  • Raise more/earn more: For every additional $250 you raise you’ll earn 20 Fairmont dollars.Raise $1,000 or more and you’ll be entered into a draw to win one night “suite accommodation" at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, including breakfast and parking, PLUS an exciting adventure for two courtesy of Mount Norquay Via Ferrata - Ridgewalker Route, a four-hour assisted tour, taking you high up on the breathtaking Norquay cliffs to experience views of Banff rarely seen before.
  • Refer a friend: If you refer a friend who then registers and raises the minimum of $500 for Ski for Heart, you will receive an entry to win ONE four-day Adult pass to the Calgary Folk Festival and 40 Fairmont dollars! Simply contact once your friends have registered.
  • Fairmont dollars: The perfect fundraising incentive! Use them to lower your room rate even further, or treat yourself and your guests to an unforgettable meal or a spa experience at the Chateau!

*room rates start at $149, not including service fees or applicable taxes

**All draws will take place at the Après Ski on January 20, 2018.

Your Donation in Action

We need people like you! When you donate or raise funds for Heart & Stroke Ski for Heart, you are helping to provide life-saving awareness and education to Canadians, and to fund critical research in hospitals and universities across our country. Together we are working to achieve our mission to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery.

Prevent Disease

Every 7 minutes, another Canadian life is taken because of heart disease or stroke. And yet we know that as many as 8 in 10 cases of premature heart disease & stroke are preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviours. The Heart & Stroke Health eTools help Canadians assess their risks and set goals to reduce those risks; and we're here to support every step of the way. Get started today!

Save Lives

Recognizing a stroke and knowing to call 9-1-1 is vital information. That’s why Heart & Stroke continues to promote the FAST signs of stroke through every avenue available. And it’s making a difference! We know our FAST campaign is saving the lives of Canadians - read about them, including the story of Rita Frost and Nancy Smith from Calgary.

Promote Recovery

In 2017, our supporters made it possible for Heart & Stroke to invest over $31.5 million in heart and stroke research to fund nearly 850 individual researchers in medical institutes, universities, hospitals and communities across Canada. Researchers like Dr. Adam Kirton at the University of Calgary, who works with young people who had a stroke at or shortly after birth. Read more about Dr. Kirton and the difference he is making in the lives of young people and their families. And meet Dr. Kirton at Ski for Heart!

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Heart & Stroke Ski for Heart.

Please contact us at 403-270-3549, or email for registration and event support.

In Alberta, the projected revenue for the Ski for Heart 2018 is $125,040 at a cost of $22,000 (excluding overhead allocations). The support of donors helps Heart & Stroke achieve its mission of preventing disease, saving lives and promoting recovery. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 222 Queen Street Suite 1402 Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9 Director, Community Engagement, 1 888 473-4636 Charitable #10684-6942 RR0001; Incorporated under the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.