Canada Ski Holidays 2020 and 2021 from £804pp
Incredible snow even late in the season
Very resonable restaurants
Ski in a national park
Easy going laid back atmosphere
Flight Time Approx 9 hrs
With spectacular scenery and ample space, Canada is one of the world's top skiing destinations. Find out why skiing-deals.co.uk is the perfect place to book your holiday.
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Highest point 2,730m
Lowest point 2,160m
Rocky Mountain scenary takes your breath away
Lowest point 1,650m
Highest point 2,640m
Probably the best skiing in North America
Highest point 2,280m
Lowest point 650m
French flair and awesome skiing area
Lowest point 270m
Highest point 880m
Experience the Rocky Mountains
Highest point 2,600m
Lowest point 1,700m
POWDER! Quiet slopes good for experts
Lowest point 1,070m
Highest point 1,930m
If you've been on a winter holiday in the Alps, you'll probably find Canada ski holidays somewhat quieter, especially if you're visiting outside the peak season. So here’s our pick of the top ski resorts in the country.
In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff benefits from some of the best skiing conditions in North America. 90 minutes from Calgary Airport, it's open from November to May and is easily reachable via a shuttle bus.
The Banff area includes Sunshine Village, a high-altitude resort with just over 13 square kilometres of skiable terrain for beginners to advanced skiers. Then there's Mt. Norquay, which also offers night skiing in a fully-lit park and a family friendly atmosphere for skiers of all abilities.
Banff is also home to Lake Louise, one of the largest Canada ski resorts. With world-class pistes and a six-month season, this has also been crowned the world's best ski resort by the World Ski Awards. Lake Louise has 145 marked runs spread across 17 square kilometres, all of which are easily accessible via 10 lifts.
In the British Columbia province of western Canada, Whistler came into international prominence when it hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. As you might expect, this is an excellent base for Canada ski holidays, with outstanding pistes ranging from nursery slopes for children to off-piste areas for advanced skiers.
Whistler has more than 20 lifts connecting skiers to more than 200 marked runs spread across 33 square kilometres of terrain, so it’s one of the most popular places to ski in Canada.
In the Quebec province of eastern Canada, Tremblant offers 30 acres of beautiful terrain that is well suited to beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. Just a short transfer from Montreal (a 7-hour flight from the UK), this small, traditional village has recently benefited from a huge $1 billion investment to boost its winter sports facilities and capacity. Bear in mind that it can be extremely cold here in the middle of winter, so consider coming before Christmas or in March or early April. With 2.7 square kilometres of terrain, Mount Tremblant is smaller than many other Canada ski resorts, but it's well connected thanks to its 14 lifts.
Jasper National Park in Alberta is home to Marmot Basin, an alpine ski area with 91 named runs and 7 lifts. Open from about mid November to early May, it receives about four metres of snow per ski season, and caters to beginners, intermediate and advanced/expert skiers. Because it's a little off the beaten track, Marmot Basin is ideal for cheaper Canada ski holidays, as it has regular season prices throughout the year.
The Fernie Alpine Resort, also in British Columbia, is close to the historic mountain village of Fernie and is popular with advanced skiers thanks to its fantastic off-piste area. One of the highlights here is the chairlift to Polar Peak, which opened in 2018 and has incredible views of the valley. This resort receives about 9 metres of snow each year and offers 10 lifts and 142 trails spread across more than 10 square kilometres of stunning terrain.
The British Columbian resort of Kimberley is known for its laid-back vibe, wonderful snow and sunny climate. Open from about mid December to the start of April, it has a great mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs, and is only a 25-minute transfer from Cranbrook Airport. You can choose from 68 runs spread across about seven square kilometres of skiing space, five lifts, and several traditional lodges with wonderful mountain views.
Best for Beginners:
When you’re new to the pistes, arguably the best place to ski in Canada is Whistler, which has 42 runs for beginners and 116 for intermediates. It also has a high-speed lift system, a renowned ski school, endless shopping opportunities, and plenty of nightlife to keep you entertained until the early hours.
Best for Intermediate:
If you consider yourself to be an intermediate skier, consider Lake Louise for your Canada ski holidays. This resort has 63 intermediate runs, which represent almost half of the resort's 139 runs.
Best for Advanced:
With such a big selection of advanced runs, Whistler and Banff are probably the best destinations for experienced or expert skiers.
The best Canada ski resorts for snow
Whitewater and Whistler Blackcomb are ranked as the snowiest Canada ski resorts, each receiving an average of about 12 metres of snow a year.
Best for Snowboarders:
Although Whistler could easily have taken the crown as Canada's snowboarding capital, Big White is a worthy competitor (obviously, the clue is in the name!). In the breathtaking Okanagan Highlands, this chalet-style skiing community has been a snowboarding hub for decades, and boasts about 11 square kilometres of ridable, variable terrain.
Best for Off Piste skiing:
If you want plenty of off-piste options for your Canada ski holidays, Fernie may take the top prize. The resort even offers a six-week 'Master the Mountain' off-piste skiing course to help you perfect your technique in one of the most challenging environments in North America.
Best for Snowparks:
It's hard to choose the best Canadian ski resort for snowparks, but it’s probably best to go with Whistler. Ranked as one of the top ten terrain parks by USA Today, Whistler's Blackcomb has five spectacular snow parks for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
Best for Après Ski:
If you’re after a lively après-ski season with plenty of nightlife options, Whistler steals the crown again. Book the Whistler Club Crawl on Thursday and Saturdays for VIP access to the resort's best nightlife, head to the Fire and Ice show to watch athletes fly through rings of fire, or relax at the heated outdoor patio of the Garibaldi Lift Company.
Most Canada ski resorts are open from November to April, although season length will depend on the elevation of the resort and the local climate. Snow conditions are generally very good, especially on slopes where snow machines are used. If you’re booking skiing holidays in British Columbia, you can get direct flights from the UK to Vancouver in about 9 hours and 40 minutes.
For more guidance on where to ski in Canada, take a look our Canada Resorts Map.