For a lover of skiing, some of the greatest destinations to visit are in the Canadian mountains. With beautiful scenery, friendly people, and some of the most amazing snow on the planet, people who are truly passionate about skiing can’t afford not to take a trip to Canada to experience all these slopes have to offer.
While there are plenty of place to choose from when planning your ski trip to Canada, there are some resorts that go above and beyond in both their resort, hub town, and snow quality as well as terrain. So to help you make the right choice for your ski-cation, here are the top three ski resorts to visit while in Canada.
Arguably the most popular and well known resort in Canada, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are the tops when it comes to skiing in Canda. Regardless of your skill level, Whistler will have some breathtaking slopes to offer. Touted as the best all around Canadian ski resort by Dave Watts and Chris Gill from Telegraph, this world class resort offers tons of snow and fresh powder dumped all through the winter months, a fun and friendly village, and plenty of other adventures during the months where the snow is gone. If you want the best in Canadian skiing, Whistler is it.
Banff Area Resorts
Another beautiful and well-loved Canadian ski resort is in the area of Banff. This popular ski area in Alberta actually has three mountains covered in one ski pass, according to Telegraph. These mountains all near Banff are Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. While Lake Louise is the most popular of the three areas, visiting the other mountains will definitely be worth your while.
For travellers’ ease, shuttle services go between each ski area. This makes it easy to hit the two smaller mountains on your way to Lake Louise. While you can spend all of your time at one mountain or the other, skiing at all of the “Big 3” will give you a more well-rounded trip to Banff.
Found in Jasper, Alberta, Marmot Basin is a little piece of heaven for true skiers. Home to the mountains with the highest elevation of all of Canada’s ski resorts, according to Kat Tancock of Reader’s Digest, Marmot Basin can be found with beautiful snow and unbelieveable slopes and runs from November all the way through May, making this a great place to visit during slower travel times. But don’t think that six months of skiing is all Marmot Basin has to offer. You can also try activities such as ice skating, snowshoeing and dog sledding at this gorgeous mountain resort.
Skiing in Canada will give you mountain experiences you never thought possible. And by spending time at Canada’s most premier and popular resorts, your time on the mountain will always be well spent.