Ski Resorts In Canada

Why choose a ski resort in Canada

The choice for skiers heading to North America is either a skiing holiday to America or Canada. In many ways Canada is more appealing! Canadians are great hosts and while they share the American service culture, they somehow manage to deliver it in a more sincere way. Canadian hotels and condos generally offer a very good standard of accommodation. Add to this the fact that Canada gets huge dumps of snow (particularly so in Western Canada); and the wonderful piste grooming which keeps the slopes in tip top condition. Powder days are not uncommon in the ski resorts of Canada. The mountain scenery in the west is spectacular, far more so than in the USA. Finally, getting there is a lot less hassle with direct flights without the need to clear the often rude US customs midway through the journey! Read more........

Ski Resorts In CanadaMany of our clients choose to add on a city break to their skiing holiday, either at the beginning or end of the holiday, 10 days skiing in Whistler followed by a 4 day city break in Vancouver is a great idea as it’s a wonderful town.

Most popular ski areas in Canada

We feature 12 ski resorts in Canada, the big 12! All are spectacular ski resorts and their names probably feature on many skiers and snowboarders bucket lists. Resorts such as Whistler, Banff and Lake Louise; Fernie and Jasper; have held a special place in the hearts of skiers who are lucky enough to have skied here. Other new comers include Big White, Silver Star and Sun Peaks, three resorts which make for a great 3 centre skiing holiday in Canada.

In Canada you can ski within patrolled areas that are checked for avalanche dangers, much of this skiing away from the pistes can be done between the trees, which in powder can be great fun. For even more powder runs, try heli-skiing or snowcat-skiing, all ski resorts in Canada offer it!

Ski passes in Canada are expensive and it’s recommended that you buy yours in advance or through the tour operator where discounted tickets are usually available.

Après ski in Canadian ski resorts

The lifts often close earlier in Canada, some close from 3pm therefore the après ski starts early in lots of ski resorts. To buy alcohol in British Columbia you must be over 19, in the rest of Canada its 18, these regulations are strictly enforced so carry ID at all times if you are under 30. The après ski in Canada varies from resort to resort, Whistler for example is very busy.

Canada for families

The problem for families is the travel distance and the time difference, families with young children often wait for the children to be a little older before booking a Canadian skiing holiday. However if you can’t wait, the ski schools are excellent and accommodation is good for families. Many hotels will offer larger suites with interconnecting rooms and spacious condos which are perfect for family groups.

Canadian ski resort’s hotels & condos

Catered chalets are now a rare beast in Canada. At one time we had a good choice of excellent ski chalets run on European lines with a chalet host who cooked and cleaned, but these are now mainly a thing of the past. Most visitors to Canada stay in hotels and condos. Canadian service levels are every bit as high as in the USA although it’s delivered with more sincerity.

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Banff

It’s not difficult to see why Banff is so popular; the mountain scenery is one of the...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Big White

Big White’s Main Street is actually a ski run, where guests can ski to their doorstep or...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Fernie

Fernie has for many years been popular with skiers from Alberta and British Columbia and now its...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 3

Jasper

Jasper Ski Resort, Canada

In the heart of unspoiled National Park, the marmot Basin ski area has uncrowded slopes, majestic alpine...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse is the perfect choice for experts, the gondola is long and connects up to two...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Kimberley

Kimberley also offers night skiing, snowshoeing, hockey, curling, ice-skating, and snowmobiling, as well ...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Lake Louise

A world-class ski resort in a World Heritage site is a rare combination and the result is...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Panorama

Panorama is a fantastic Ski resort in the heart of the Canadian Rockies ...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Silver Star

Silver Star enjoys a long season (nov to april), 23 foot of snow every season and its...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 2

Sun Peaks

The free bus connection to Whistler has added an extra dimension. Take advantage of the enjoyable doorstep...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Tremblant

Constantly voted No.1 Resort in Eastern North America in the influential Ski Magazine survey, Tremblant is one...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Vancouver

Vancouver is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a wealth of attractions to enjoy during a short city...

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Whistler

Whistler is a must ski resort in Western Canada, its located about 70 miles from Vancouver on...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5