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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, starting at $159, (up to 60% off!) 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 2019!

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BREAKING NEWS!

We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s Honourary Chair is John Morris, two-time Olympic gold medalist in Curling! Watch for more details!

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!


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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!

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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 $150,000: that’s enough to provide funding for two New Investigator awards, or to launch a public awareness campaign about the FAST signs of stroke! Check out our Donation in Action page to read more about Heart & Stroke mission priorities.

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 25 & 26, 2019!

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 25 & 26, 2019. 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 $159 (regular rate $399), not including service fees or applicable taxes

The celebration weekend

On January 25 & 26, 2019, 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 26, we’re hosting a number of great adventures, suitable for all ages and abilities, to challenge your heart health. Let us know your choice(s) of the following adventures when you check in on Friday, January 25.

  • Cross-country skiers unite! Start with hot chocolate before skiing 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 or snowboarding 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

Friday January 25

4:00 PM Event check-in opens If you are planning to downhill on Saturday or Sunday, ask us about discounted lift tickets.

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.

Saturday January 26

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.

10:15 AM Cross-country skiers unite! Kick-off on the lake; ski one of the established routes or choose your own path.

3:30 PM Downhill Return: The FREE Shuttle returns from Lake Louise Ski Resort just in time for the Après Ski.

Saturday January 26

4:00 - 8:00 PM Après Ski: buffet dinner, guest speakers, awards and a cash bar.

Click here to see additional activities offered by the Fairmont!

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 25 and Saturday January 26.

For assistance: skiforheartab@heartandstroke.ca | 403 270-3549

Participant Incentives

  • Early Bird registration: Watch for updates!
  • 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 $250 you raise above the $500 minimum required, you’ll earn 20 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.

And more! Follow us on Facebook to hear about new incentives to come.“Follow us on Facebook " to our FB event pg,

*room rates start at $159 (regular rate $399), not including service fees or applicable taxes

**All draws will take place at the Après Ski on January 26, 2019.

Your Donation in Action

More moments. More life. That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we invest in life-saving research, empower and support Canadians to take control of their health, and advocate to governments to invest in programs, public awareness campaigns and healthy public policies to create an environment where healthy choices are the easy choices. Our donors are a part of our mission to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery.

Fighting for prevention:

Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented. That’s why Heart & Stroke works with schools, communities and policy makers to promote healthier lifestyles for all. With your support, we’re taking on initiatives that range from working with Indigenous leaders to protect and enhance the health of their communities, to developing programs aimed to reduce the impact of high blood pressure, to guiding Canadians of all ages to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Research Highlight: Having a baby can raise your risk of heart disease. University of Alberta researcher Dr. Margie Davenport wants to reduce that risk. Read more.

Read more about how we are fighting for prevention.

Saving lives:

Heart disease and stroke take one Canadian life every seven minutes. This is unacceptable: we need to enable faster, better emergency response and treatment to save lives. With the generosity of our donors and volunteers, Heart & Stroke is fighting to save lives by launching our public awareness campaign about the FAST signs of stroke, delivering CPR training to more Canadians, and improving fast access to AEDs in public spaces, our donors and volunteers are joining us in saving more lives.

Research Highlight: The gold-standard treatment for the most common type of stroke must be administered in the first 4-1/2 hours after onset. But how do you know how long it’s been when a stroke has happened during sleep? Dr. Christian Beaulieu, University of Alberta, is closing in on a way to determine critical onset time Read more.

Read more about how we are saving lives.

Transforming recovery:

An estimated 1.6 million Canadians are living with heart disease and stroke. We’re enhancing supports for survivors and their care partners. More and more people survive heart disease and stroke, so the need to support recovery has never been greater. New Heart & Stroke online forums provide a space where people with lived experience can connect, peer to peer, to share stories and tips and provide support for each other. Our comprehensive guides to recovery from stroke, heart disease and heart failure were developed in consultation with people with lived experience, and designed to support Canadians living with heart disease and stroke and their caregivers.

Research Highlight: There are 600,000 Canadians living with heart failure today; and 50,000 more are diagnosed every year. It’s a long-term chronic condition that gets worse over time. At the University of Calgary, Dr. Paul Fedak is developing a technique to help the heart heal itself after the muscle is damaged, for example after a heart attack. Read more.

Read more about how we are transforming recovery.

Contact Us

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

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

In Alberta, the projected revenue for the Ski for Heart 2019 is $155,000 at a cost of $30,000 (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.

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