Key Facts for Skiing in Canada

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If you like winter breaks on a scale that is unmatched anywhere else, then a ski holiday to Canada is a must for any skier or boarder. The sheer expanse of the ski areas is a mouth-watering prospect by itself, however, when matched with the perfectly groomed pistes, stunning scenery, famous customer service and the quality of accommodation, Canadian ski resorts certainly deliver an experience that is hard to beat.

The snow records, especially on the Western coast, are some of the greatest of all time and the incredible amount of fresh powder all season is why these resorts are a huge draw for people around the world. In recent years, these amazing conditions have pretty much set the standard for heli-skiing and the availability of these services makes this once in a lifetime experience very achievable whilst in Canada.

Skate over the frozen lake in Lake Louise, go husky sledding in Banff and in Whistler try the longest zip line in North America. Canada offers so much with or without your skis, there's plenty to make your trip remarkable.

The combination of a city break such as Vancouver or Calgary only adds to the uniqueness of a Canadian ski experience and is one we really recommend. 

Why we love Canada Ski Holidays

- Huge ski areas with immaculate grooming and wide open pistes.
- Massive amounts of snowfall each year; 11.7m is Whistlers' yearly average.
- Friendly locals and great hospitality.
- Purpose built ski towns offer tasteful convenience.

Worth knowing

- For most accommodation, evening meals aren't included but eating out is part of the fun.
- Long flights make weekend skiing impractical, you'll want to go for at least a week.
- Lift passes can be expensive so take advantage of the early booking offers.

Our favourite resorts

Best for lively après ski - Whistler takes the Canadian après crown starting from the moment you step off the slopes and into Garibaldi Lift Co (GLC) or Longhorn Saloon.
Best for powder - With an average snowfall of 11.7m Whistler's high bowls and chutes are usually filled to bursting point with powder.
Best for beginners - Lake Louise has an excellent beginners area with easy access to wide progressive slopes in the trees.
Best for scenery - Lake Louise offers fabulous views of the mountain peaks, groaning glaciers and frozen lakes of Banff National Park.
Best for the adventurous - All of our Canadian resorts offer plenty of skiing for the more advanced skiers, however, Sunshine Village has some truly epic 'expert only' routes including the famous Delirium Dive

Resorts in Canada

Banff is a lively destination all year round so you’ll never be short of things to do both on and off the slopes.

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Tackle the two impressive mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb in what will be one of the best ski trips of your lifetime.

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