Planning your next ski vacation? Great idea! They don’t call Canada the great white north for nothing. It’s home to some of the worlds best ski resorts. With some resorts open through the summer, there’s no better time than now to plan your next trip to the slopes.
But with all the amazing ski destinations to choose from, how do you pick the right one?
We’ve curated a list of the five best ski resorts in Canada. Keep reading to find out who made the cut.
1. Whistler Blackcomb
Arguably one of Canada’s best and most famous ski resorts, the area was recently purchased by Vail Resorts making it the biggest ski resort in North America.
The resort is perfect for any level skier and even those who don’t enjoy skiing at all. They can head into the quaint village to walk around and see the sites.
With ski in ski out at whistler, there’s nothing between your accommodations and the slopes, making for easy access and the ability to take a breather in your in your room if needed.
2. Lake Louise Ski Resort
Only an hour away from Banff, Lake Louise Ski Resort is in the midst of the Rocky Mountains, resulting in breathtaking views and unparalleled scenery.
The mountain boasts almost 5,000 acres of skiable land and there is something for every level of expertise. Many families take their children here to learn how to ski while the more advanced skiers can hit the harder runs.
Stay at the nearby Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for first-class accommodations or use the resorts day-use accommodations at the base of the mountain for daily meals.
3. Sun Peaks Ski Resort
The second largest ski area after Whistler, it’s a wonder that Sun Peaks Ski Resort has managed to stay under the radar for so long.
It is scarcely known outside of Canada and even many Canadians have never been or even heard of it.
The runs span three mountains so there’s a slope for every level. While you can certainly find runs for advanced skiers, the mountain truly caters to those who are beginning or intermediate, making it the perfect destination for families with children.
There is a European style village close by with ski-in-ski-out accommodations but you won’t have to leave the resort to have everything you need at your fingertips including food.
4. Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort
In the midst of Banff National Park, you’ll find Sunshine Village which offers epic views of the Rocky Mountains.
Take a lift straight from the parking lot to the base of the mountain where you can enjoy a full day of runs perched above the trees with gorgeous scenery.
This mountain is focused on intermediate or advanced runs so some experience is needed and it’s not the best for those who are still learning.
5. Big White Ski Resort
With a solid mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs, Big White Ski Resort draws skiers of all levels.
The snow seems to have extra fluff on this mountain and the wide-open terrain makes it easy to keep an eye on little ones who are skiing.
There are plenty of accommodations at the base of the mountain including those with ski-in-ski-out ability.
Book Your Trip at One of the Best Ski Resorts in Canada
With the list above, you have plenty to choose from when it comes to selecting the best ski resorts in Canada.
Determine what level skier you and your family are, how much of the day you want to spend skiing and what other accommodations are important to have close by.
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