Canada Ski Holidays Skiing & snowboarding across the Canadian Rockies, St. Elias and Laurentian mountains.

Ski holidays in Canada - stunning scenery, pristine forests, glaciers and guaranteed snow - this is Canada and home to some of the finest ski resorts in the world with a typical season lasting a good six months from early November through to May.

Canada has many ski resorts from the East to West coast with something in the region of 200 ski resorts across the country.

The majority are in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and the very popular British Columbia mountain range - home to the beautiful city of Vancouver and the gateway to the slopes.

Whichever resort you choose for your ski holidays in Canada, you are guaranteed hospitality on a different level - friendly and very welcoming is how we would describe it.

Where to stay in Canada's Ski Resorts

From luxury hotels to cosy vacation rentals - chalets and condos, the accommodation is typically fantastic value in most of the ski resorts and generally of a very high standard.

Some of the ski resorts such as Whistler and Big White offer doorstep skiing which is always a bonus especially if travelling with a young family and staying in rental accommodation gives you that extra flexibility.

Vacation rental ski holidays in Canada are a must for any alpine enthusiast as the scenery is spectacular, lots of deep snow and probably one of the best places on the planet for heli-skiing.

Northern Lights

Another amazing natural wonder which you are likely to see in Canada's most northern territories such as Yukon are the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Whilst on your ski holidays, you can go on an excursion to see the Northern Lights, staying in one of the many specialist lodges or even a heated tipi!

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Canadian ski holidays also offer plenty of variety when it comes to choosing where to ski. The resorts vary enormously from the quieter, charming and traditional to the more upbeat, international and jet setter resorts such as Banff and Whistler-Blackcombe, where the apres-ski is lively, sophisticated and caters for all tastes.

Featured Canadian Ski Resorts

Region Popular ski resorts
British Columbia Whistler-Blackcomb
Alberta Banff
British Columbia Big White
British Columbia Fernie
Alberta Jasper
Alberta Lake Louise
British Columbia Silver Star
Quebec Tremblant

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Apart from skiing and boarding, the other big attractions in taking a ski holiday in Canada are:

  • touring the back-country on a snowmobile. Most resorts offer guided tours from short trips to several days where you stay over night in a mountain cabin - superb fun
  • touring on skis - away from the crowds, the ski tours offered in Canada are infamous with areas such as the Glacier National Park in the Columbia mountains with its 1500m of vertical a firm favourite of many alpine enthusiasts
  • heli-skiing - Canada is famed for it's heli-skiing trips which are available in most ski resorts. This is the ultimate way to experience deep virgin powder in pristine wilderness - book your trip early as heli-skiing is very popular!
  • if you are on the west coast, Vancouver is definitely worth seeing - a stunning city with it's incredible Stanley park. On the East coast, one of the natural wonders of the world is on your dorstep - the Niagra Falls

Summer in the ski resorts

The mountains provide that perfect mix of being able to chill out by the pools or beaches on the shores of the many lakes and mix it up with some gentle hikes or adrenaline pumping mountain biking or summer skiing. Some of the most popular outdoor activities are:

  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • White water rafting
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Summer skiing

If you still have that itch for Summer skiing then Canada has several ski resorts that let you do just that. The largest summer ski area is at Whistler-Blackcomb where there is a snowpark. On the glacial pistes, you'll probably bump in to the Canadian ski team training for the winter season'.

Our view on Canadian ski holidays

Skiing in Canada - a country with so much natural beauty from it's glacial mountains to it's amazing alpine lakes and is a country waiting to be explored. Any time of year is good to visit but especially in the winter for skiing holidays or during the summer for an outdoors adventure holiday in the lakes and mountains of Canada.

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