Canada offers an unforgettable ski destination, boasting spectacular landscapes, reliable snowfall, and the quintessential warmth of Canadian hospitality. It's a must-visit location for both skiers and snowboarders, renowned for its deep powder, meticulously maintained slopes, and expansive, tree-lined runs. Some ski resorts are nestled within national parks, offering awe-inspiring surroundings and abundant wildlife. Not to mention, all the resorts feature top-tier hotels and cordial Canadian warmth. Enjoy the convenience of accommodations right on the slopes, allowing easy access to ski lifts and maximizing your time spent skiing or snowboarding. From untouched tracks and wide-open groomers to steep chutes, there's something for all ability levels in a Canadian snow holiday.
British Columbia Offering stunning landscapes, unrivaled vertical terrain, and expansive ski areas, British Columbia stands out. From the globally renowned Whistler slopes to the abundant powder of the Interior, and the extended runs and steep chutes of the Powder Highway®, British Columbia's alpine topography offers unparalleled variety. With 10 mountain ranges and 13 significant ski resorts, it features charming mountain towns and extraordinary heli and cat-skiing experiences.
Alberta Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Alberta's ski resorts are world-class, presenting stunning and varied terrain. Alberta brims with quaint small-town appeal, breathtaking landscapes, and outstanding skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
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Ski Season: Runs from November to April | Average Snowfall: Ranges from 3-14 meters | Snow: Light and dry | Accommodation: Ski-in, ski-out, and slopeside | Ability: Suitable for all skiing levels, from beginners to experts.
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Reasons to Visit:
The Snow Many resorts experience light, dry powder and with epic annual snowfall, ranging from 3-14 metres, you can find plenty of deep powder stashes, shred alpine bowls, carve turns on perfectly groomed slopes, practice your freestyle in terrain parks, enjoy beginner slopes or ride the massive vertical.
Ski-in, Ski-out Accommodation options are abundant at most resorts and include a number of ski-in ski-out options. This means less time getting to and from the skiing, and more time for après, post-ski activities, and long days on the mountain.
Family Experiences Canada is jam-packed with activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Get the family involved in a thrilling dog sled adventure, glide downhill on tubes or explore the village sights on a horse drawn sleigh ride.
Après Ski Après ski brings a whole new element to a ski holiday and promises everything from heli-fondues to wiener roasts and flaming cocktails. And just like snow, it can elevate your ski holiday to legendary status. Fortunately, there’s enough action happening off the slopes to make après-ski an activity in itself.
Catch an Ice Hockey Game Listen to the roar of the crowd and watch players glide across the ice. Your Canadian experience wouldn’t be complete without a fun filled evening at an ice hockey game.
Visit Lake Louise Experience Lake Louise in all its glory. From ice skating with the magnificent backdrop of Victoria Glacier to horsedrawn sleigh rides along the lakeside trail to the end of Lake Louise.
Vancouver Consider combining your ski holiday with a stopover in Vancouver. Situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, Vancouver is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and cosmopolitan adventurers alike making it the perfect place to shake off the dreaded jet-lag. Its cultural attractions, restaurants and shopping are second to none on the west coast – and with spectacular natural scenery all around, it’s a place where life is lived as much outdoors as in.