04/07/2013 04:47 EDT | Updated 04/08/2013 10:42 EDT

Alberta Ski Hills Closing Dates; Here's How To Repurpose Your Old Gear

Michelle Butterfield

Ski hills in the Canadian Rockies are getting set to close in the coming weekends and soon it will be time to pack away the gear and get ready for summer.

According to, Castle Mountain and Kicking Horse close as early as today, while Sunshine Village will likely remain open the longest of Alberta hills, shutting down for the season May 20.

But before you decide to throw away your old gear, let us suggest some ways ways to reuse and repurpose your old skis and snowboards. Check out some fun projects in our slideshow below.

A list of mountain closing dates appears after the slideshow

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Castle Mountain: Projected closing April 1

Sunshine Village: Projected closing May 20

Lake Louise: Projected closing May 5

Mt. Norquay: Projected closing April 14

Nakiska Ski Area: Projected closing April 28

Canada Olympic Park: Projected closing April 14

Fernie Alpine: Projected closing April 14

Kicking Horse: Projected closing April 7