Canada is the ultimate bucket-list ski destination. The Rockies pack a powder punch and the scenery lives up to the hype and is as spectacular as everyone says. The hotels are superb and spread across National Parks and world class ski resorts. What’s more, the ski season is long, the slopes are often quiet and the Canadian hospitality is unrivalled.
Best for Groups
Canada’s most famous resort, Whistler, in the Coast Mountain Range, is consistently voted the best and most popular resort in all of North America. It has something for everyone, from powder bowls for snowboarders to designated slow zones for beginners.
Banff is part of the Ski Big 3 which covers three different mountains in one lift pass, Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, and Mt Norquay. If you complete the Trifecta Challenge by skiing all three, you can earn yourself a free pint of beer from the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub. The downtown area is a traditional Canadian village with plenty of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops.
Best for Families
Nicknamed the 'Disneyland of winter ski', Mont Tremblant is a charming resort in the French province of Québec with colourful houses and quaint cobbled streets. You will find plenty to do including dog sledding, lake ice skating, and horse drawn sleighs. Québec is known for its excellent food too, which uses a blend of French and Canadian cuisines.
Best for Beginners
Whistler is a fantastic place to start your adventure on the snow. With nearly 50 easy and gentle slopes across the resort, you have plenty of time to master that snowplough before moving on.
Mont Tremblant is another great option for those looking to find their ski legs. The resort has a brilliant ski school and the Versant Sud area, on the south side of the mountain, provides plenty of wide, open beginner slopes.
Best for the Bucket List
Alberta’s Banff and Lake Louise are unbeatable when it comes to scenery and surrounding nature. Both located inside Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these two resorts have some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. There's nothing quite like skiing through the Canadian Rockies with the backdrop of Banff National Park or ice skating on Lake Louise itself.
Snow in Canada
The season is long in Canada and, being so far north, the ski resorts have incredible snow records and good snow conditions are pretty much assured.
The high altitude and air in Banff National Park mean that Banff and Lake Louise have snow unlike any you will find in other resorts. The air makes it much more powdery and ideal for snowboarders.
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