Outside of the legendary Whistler Blackcomb, Canadian ski resorts don’t receive much attention, but with an entire area of British Columbia dubbed the Powder Highway, we’re confident that Canadian resorts will blow your socks off! So stay tuned for our list of the best Canadian resorts!
Lake Louise Ski Resort
Whistler Blackcomb is ranked first on the list of the greatest ski resorts in Canada, with 4.7 out of 5 stars. Up to 200 kilometres of slopes may be found at the main ski resorts (Whistler Blackcomb). The highest ski resorts in Canada are located at a height of 2,730 metres (Sunshine Village). The ski resort Le Mont Grand-Fonds is our recommendation for the best value for money.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Revelstoke Mountain Resort claims to be Canada’s only ski resort with a single village base that offers lift, cat, heli-skiing, and backcountry skiing. At 1,713 metres, it has the highest lift-serviced vertical in North America (5,620 feet).
Revelstoke’s deep powder, steep slopes, and laid-back alpine culture attract skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Because many of the routes are steep and challenging, the mountain topography is suited for intermediate skiers.
Consider visiting neighbouring Kicking Horse Ski Resort in Golden, British Columbia, while you’re in the BC Rockies.
Banff Sunshine, Alberta
Sunshine provides everything of the vistas you’d expect from the heart of the Canadian Rockies, plus a little more. Sunshine has become a magnet for skiers and snowboarders because of its legendary snow conditions (up to nine metres every season) and spectacular terrain. Sunshine claims to have a seven-month ski season (early November until late May), making it the longest non-glacial ski season in Canada.
Mount Washington, Vancouver Island BC
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is the best ski resort on Vancouver Island. It’s about a three-hour drive north of Victoria, near Courtney. Mount Washington is famous for its panoramic views of the mountains, seas, islands, and lakes from all sides.
It’s not as high as the Vancouver mountains at 1,000 metres above sea level, but it gets a lot of snow each season. Mount Washington attracted worldwide attention in January 2011 when it was announced that it has the world’s deepest snowfall!
Big White Ski Resort, BC
Big by name, big by nature. Big White impresses with more than 100km of marked runs, 777m of vertical drop, 15 lifts and an average of 7.5m of fluffy, champagne powder every year. If you don’t fancy schussing down, there are plenty of other ways to experience this magnificent mountain. Big White’s offerings are just as strong off the slopes with a fantastic line-up of ski-in-ski-out accommodation, restaurants and bars, plus popular shops. There’s also an award-winning kids centre.
Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, Quebec
What Mont Tremblant lacks in Rocky Mountains powder, it makes up for in cultural offerings and sophistication. Carved out of the Laurentian mountain range, 146km northwest of Montreal, this winter oasis comprises 102 ski trails, 14 lifts, and four distinct slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Established in 1939, the resort stands as the second oldest ski resort in North America, which can still be felt in the village’s quaint cobblestone streets.
Canada is a winter sports enthusiast’s dream. Whatever part of Canada you select for your snowboarding or skiing holiday, you will have a great time. So, what do you have to lose? Now is the time to visit one of Canada’s fantastic ski resorts!