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Canada
Overview

Canada is a huge country receiving massive amount of snow during the winter season and offering some of the best snow experiences in the world. Canada is a land of great plains, big lakes and amazing infinite mountains.

Ski holidays in Canada are truly amazing. The mountain scenery is stunning and the variety of terrain in each Canadian ski resort is perfect. Whether you are skiing or snowboarding, beginner or advanced, travelling with your family or your group of friends; there is truly something for everyone!

Canadians are renowned for their unique hospitality and service. Add to this the excellent snow conditions and dry light powder; there is no doubt Canada is an ultimate destination for a perfect ski holiday.

We feature 8 ski resorts in Canada to meet everyone needs. From the small and quaint ski resort like Fernie to the popular and festive ski resort such as Whistler, you can be sure they will all provide an unforgettable Canadian snow experience.

 

Why Snowboard or Ski in Canada?

Canada is an amazing ski holidays destination, but what makes it so good?

Canadian ski resorts offer a great combination of amazing snow, variety of terrain, large pistes, perfectly groomed runs, uncrowded slopes and friendly people. It’s these element combine together that will make you ski holidays in Canada a unique experience.

Here are a few more reasons why Canada offers some of the best ski resorts in the world:

  • Outstanding scenery
  • Authentic and charming villages
  • Consistent snowfalls
  • Amazing backcountry skiing
  • Massive ski areas
  • Lively night life
  • Endless winters
  • Unrivalled services

 

When and Where to go

When to go to Canada

The Canadian snow season starts in November and ends in April for most ski resorts in Canada. British Columbia and Alberta are located on the west coast and have a moderate climate allowing longer ski season. For instance, the Blackcomb Mountain with its high peak is open until June.

Most of the ski resorts in Canada receive on average 8 meters (27 feet) of snow every winter. Some ski resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb or Fernie receive more than 11 meters (37 feet), which guarantee excellent snow conditions. Fernie for instance, gets so much snow they don’t need any artificial snowmaking facilities.

The average temperature can range from -5 °C to -15 °C with some days dropping to -30 °C in the coolest days of the winter (January). These temperatures are indicatives and it always depends on what altitude you are at, how strong the wind is blowing and if it’s a sunny day or not.

It is therefore recommended to bring warm clothes when travelling to Canada and dress with several layers of clothes so you can enjoy your ski holidays. However, if you have forgotten some of your equipment, you will always find shops in the village where you can buy all you need to enjoy the beautiful Canadian winter.  

 

Where to go in Canada

Ski resorts in Canada can be break down in two major parts, Western Canada and Eastern Canada. The two main regions at the West are Alberta and British Columbia; and Quebec is the main region on the Eastern coast. However, there are heaps of smaller ski resorts throughout the country but with smaller hills and less challenging terrain.

Whistler – Blackcomb is the most famous ski resort and also the most accessible from Australia. With ski in / ski out accommodations available for every budget, amazing après ski, huge acreages and one of the finest ski school; this is one of Australians favourite ski destination.

For those looking for quainter village and challenging terrain with chutes and off pistes, Fernie would probably be the best option.

Big White is also an excellent ski resort in Canada that offers plenty of ski-in ski-out accommodations.

Banff Area boasts three different ski resorts, Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise; with a spectacular scenery and plenty of non ski activities. Located in the middle of a natural reserve, this is the best option for nature lovers who wants to experience the Canadian Rockies.

 

Banff

Big White

Fernie

Silver Star

Sun Peaks

Whistler Blackcomb

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