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Top 30 ski resorts in Canada:

Whistler ski resort
Come ski the number one mountain resort in North America! Whistler/Blackcomb in British Columbia is in a class all of its own, with two magnificent mountains, unbelievable skiing and boarding, a huge 5,280 vertical drop, 3 gondola's to get you up the mountain, 12 high-speed quads, and the incredible slope side lodging ranging from charming Boutique Hotels to Luxury homes, hotels and Spa options as well! Whistler/Blackcomb is considered an international favorite for skiers of all levels with its world renowned Heli-skiing, wide-open bowls and its five-mile run down Whistler Mountain, which is one of the longest in North America. Whistler/Blackcomb rivals the best of skiing in the Alps and is equal to the best European ski resorts in the world!

Mont-Tremblant ski resort
Come ski on the Mountain of Spirits! Mont-Tremblant, Quebec is a skier's paradise with one of the Laurentians' highest peaks, snow from November to April, 95 runs serviced by 14 state-of-the-art ski lifts, valet ski service, 18 acres of ramps, jumps and rails and 654 acres of incredible terrain for every level of skier or boarder. Known as the best and most luxurious ski resort on the east coast, Tremblant offers French luxury with an exhilarating mountain experience for everyone, so come live life to the fullest on Mont-Tremblant!

Banff ski resort
Banff/Lake Louise
Come ski on monster moguls! Banff/Lake Louise is located in the heart of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies and is considered one of the most scenic and beautiful resorts in North America. Banff/Lake Louise is the send largest resort in Canada and offers runs for all skill levels accessible from the top of every lift, incredible terrain, eye popping scenery, fewer lift lines, beautifully groomed runs, steep chutes and gullies and light as air powder. Not as glitzy or glittery as other resorts in Canada, but has that wonderful down home feeling to make any skier feel they are right where they belong.

Apex Ski Resort
Ski on a small by mighty mountain! Apex Ski Resort in Penticton, British Columbia is one of Canada's hidden gems. Apex is a full service resort that offers pristine snow, incredible ski/board terrain, 2 Terrain Parks, 67 trails, a high-speed quad, 4 lifts, World Cup Aerial Site, World Cup Mogul Course, Night Skiing, Lift Accessed Tube Park, Outdoor Regulation Size Hockey/Skating Rink, and an Adventure Ice Skating Loop providing fun for everyone. Apex is a resort targeted for the more adventurous and advanced skier but has a little something for all levels.

Mount Washington
Ski the "deepest snow in Canada"! Located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Mt. Washington Resort offers the deepest ski snow in Canada with snowfalls of 250cm to even 520cm; the makings of perfect runs for skiers and boarders on 50 different trails, 8 lifts, two terrain parks, night skiing, a tubing hill for a fun change of pace and its renowned Bradley Centre which offers rentals, a snow school, and child care. For the less faint of heart Mt. Washington offers incredible steeps and chutes, two terrain parks and a pipe for extra adventure.

Le Massif Petite
Come ski one of Canada's greatest secrets! Located on the edge of the St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Le Massif features the highest vertical in Eastern Canada, lots of impeccable snow and an unbelievable view of the River making it seem as you are headed for a swim at the end of your ride. Offering high speed quads and lifts which are primarily hidden in the trees and runs that follow the natural fall lines of the three interconnected mountains, Le Massif is one of Canada's most eco-friendly ski resorts. It is also the home of the only alpine training Centre for Canadian athletes east of the Rockies. So come enjoy beautiful views, abundant snowfall, exciting runs, a summit lodge and a calm peaceful atmosphere that just may steal your heart.

Marble Mountain
Down to earth resort with out of this world skiing! Marble Mountain, located in Steadybrook, Newfoundland is a resort with old fashioned values where the ale is cold, the fries are hot and the staff actually calls you by name after your first day. This remote but accessible resort has some of the best ski conditions east of Alberta and offers varied terrain and runs for every level of skier, exciting mogul runs, groomed trails, a terrain park and competition half pipe for boarders. For the more adventurous Marble Mountain also offers hundreds of kilometers of snowmobile trails, cat skiing, snow kiting, ice climbing, and even dog sledding. Bring the whole family and enjoy old fashioned values and lots of fun adventures.

Big White ski resort
Big White
Come ski on champagne powder! Big White Resort, located near Kelowna, British Columbia is renowned for some of the best Champagne Powder in the country offering jaw-dropping views of the mountain vistas. Big Lake is the perfect resort for the intermediate and expert skier with 155 runs, a variety of advanced terrain, 40 acres of night skiing terrain, and for the boarder they offer the 150 m Super Pipe, the boarder cross run, and incredible terrain. If you are ready for deep, soft powder to lay new tracks in, Big White is the resort for you!

Sunshine Village
Ski on a Goat's Eye! Sunshine Village is located in Banff, Alberta and is spread across 3 interconnected mountains; Mount Standish, Goat's Eye and Lookout Mountains. Perched on the top of the Continental Divide, Sunshine Village is famous for its soft deep powder, offers 3,300 acres of spectacular alpine terrain which most is above 7,000 feet, 107 runs, 12 different lifts including seven modern quad chairs - the most in the Rockies, the only ski in/ ski out accommodations in the Banff area. Sunshine Village also sports one of the longest seasons in North America that lasts from early November into late May. If you are looking for unbelievable powder, fabulous views, fantastic accommodations and skiing for any level skier, come ski Sunshine Village.

Kicking Horse
Ski with the Wolves and the Grizzlies! Kicking Horse Resort is located near Golden, British Columbia and is home to a Grizzly Bear refuge and the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolfe Centre. Kicking Horse is a hidden gem known for its Champagne Powder, plenty of expert terrain, access to backcountry, a full 10km run, and one of the highest verticals in North America. For the adventurous and extreme skier, Kicking Horse has an abundance of steeps, gullies, chutes and amazing backcountry skiing. So come out into the wild and put some adventure into your life!

Whitewater Ski Resort
Take a step back into time! Whitewater Resort located in the Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia and is a powderhounds paradise. This ski resort is laid back, unassuming and easy going and perfect for the skier who doesn't like crowds. What makes this resort such a powderhounds dream is the massive 13.5 metres of snowfall annually. Whitewater is an off-piste nirvana with steeps, bowls, glades and chutes, cat skiing and heaven for backcountry skiers who like to tackle the out-of-bounds areas. There are also areas for every level of skier like mild beginner areas, groomed cruisers and a terrain park.
Whitewater is actually just a small community ski resort that prefers to keep their small town charm and allure instead of trying to attract big crowds. Even though it is a low key resort, because of numerous awards for its fantastic powder and magnificent terrain, more people are taking notice, so get here before the crowds eventually do.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Come get stoked at Revelstoke! Revelstoke Mountain Resort is located near Revelstoke, British Columbia and is becoming the biggest and one of the best ski resorts in Canada. Known for its legendary Selkirk powder, it's Heli-skiing and cat skiing, along with tremendous lift skiing, skiers can experience all types of adventures. Revelstoke is an advanced and extreme skier's paradise with its bigger than life terrain. It's big snowfall, big vertical and big pitch, along with 4,047 hectares of skiable terrain, plans for 17 more lifts and its new high speed quad chair, Revelstoke is a powderhounds dream.

Norquay Ski Resort
Perfect skiing for the beginner! Norquay Ski Resort is located in Banff and is a small but very steep resort. Norquay only has four chairlifts, but has a nice, charming and cozy atmosphere, easy to navigate, and great for families. The ski terrain fits all ability levels and even has a magic carpet that provides access to gentle beginner runs. Although it is a great place for the beginner it has plenty of intermediate, black and double black runs to challenge expert skiers. The double chair provides rides to a quintet of challenging super steep terrain and plenty of huge mogul covered free falls. If you want a charming, lower priced yet great place to ski, come visit Norquay Resort.

Silver Star Resort
Come ski a magic kingdom! There is something magical about Silver Star Ski Resort in Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. A little like visiting Disneyworld, Silver Star's village area is the perfect place for a magical family holiday. The ski terrain is perfect for intermediate skiers and boarders, yet it has runs for all levels with beginner slopes to black and double black terrain. Even the hardcore skier will find ample challenges on this spectacular terrain. If you are looking for a spectacular place to bring the family, Silver Star focuses on family fun with activities for children, organized events and has even won awards for being one of the best family resorts in Canada.

Panorama Ski Resort
Come ski until your legs burn! Panorama Ski Resort is located in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia and is renowned for its big ski vertical at 1,220 metres, the 2,800 acres (1,152 hectares) of outstanding ski terrain which is all below the tree line, providing plenty of opportunities for enjoying the gladed areas and plenty of vertical to get those legs burning. For the intermediate and advanced skier Panorama provides plenty of challenges with many wide cruising groomers, terrain parks and its double black diamond tree skiing in the Extreme Dream Zone, and its backcountry area in Taynton Bowl, formerly heli-skiing terrain. Once known as a locals ski resort, Panorama has now joined the ranks with the "Big Boys."

Red Mountain
Come strike gold at Red Mountain; Powder Gold! Located near Rossland, British Columbia, Red Mountain is a powder hound's idea of nirvana. Even though Red Mountain is well known to most Canadian skiers, it is still a relatively undiscovered gem of a ski destination. Those skiers and boarders that do visit Red Mountain figure out it's unbelievably friendly and laid back atmosphere along with its mind-blowing ski terrain and fresh unspoiled powder and fall in love with it! Even though Red Mountain ski area is a smaller, compact area it is mighty in its 683 hectares and 890 metres of vertical, ski terrain for every level of skier with beginner terrain and plenty of intermediate cruisers, but the main draw of Red Mountain is for the expert riders and powderhounds. Powderhounds unquestionably worship the marvelous award winning fall line tree skiing where they find plenty of fresh powder. Come paint the Mountain Red!

Grouse Mountain
Com ski the Peak of Vancouver! A ski resort for every level of skier and something fun for the whole family, Grouse Mountain is a winter paradise with its endless diversity of terrain for skiers and snowboarders alike, 26 stunning runs, lifts including the Olympic Express, a high speed quad chair lift that will take you to challenge any level run you choose. The resort also features a ski school that offers training from top athletes and that has one of the most esteemed snow school programs in Western Canada. Grouse Mountain also offers outdoor adventures for everyone, with terrain parks, blue, black and double black diamond runs, an ice skating pond, the Skyride (North America's largest aerial tramway), helicopter rides with breathtaking views of B.C.'s incredible and a snowboard park featuring a challenging mix of terrain. A skier's paradise of both challenge and fun for everyone!

Oshawa Ski Resort
Come have a versatile experience! Oshawa Ski Resort, located in Oshawa, Ontario features 21 runs groomed to perfection every day, 11 lifts to make sure your climb to the run of your choice is fast and safe. At this versatile resort you will find runs and trails for all ability levels, from winding slopes and challenging steeps, to novice runs and an expert mogul run. For the boarders this resort offers 2 terrain parks with a rating of difficult to very difficult which offers ample challenge but also offers a beginners area as well. With an impressive 300 foot vertical, a friendly, cozy atmosphere and incredible scenery, Oshawa Resort gives skiers and boarders an experience to remember.

Castle Mountain
Come ski Canada's best free ride terrain! Located two and a half hours south of Calgary, Castle Mountain offers even the most advanced skier abundant challenges with its average annual snowfall of 910 cm of fresh powder, 3592 acres of terrain, 2833 vertical feet of steeps, deeps, chutes, natural drops, bowls, glades, groomed cruisers and gentle rollers. Along with 2 mountains, 78 trails, 6 lifts, 3 terrain parks including beginners terrain, short lift lines and even cat skiing. Even though Castle Mountain offers advanced and extreme skiers paradise they offer much more including a more peaceful, calming atmosphere for every level of skier. So come to a home away from home at Castle Mountain!

Come pamper yourself at Nakiska Resort! Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Nakiska Resort was home to the Calgary '88 Olympic Alpine events, now a family-friendly resort offers wide open corduroy groomed runs, ski programs for all levels of skiers, world class dining, accommodations and spas. From a safe beginner's area with friendly ski school staff to 30 different runs, a vertical drop of more than 2,400 feet, 5 lifts including 2 quad chairs, 1 triple chair, a double chair and a surface lift with virtually no lift lines. Equipped with one of the most expensive and sophisticated snowmaking systems in the world, Nakiska always has amazing snow to shred. So come enjoy the luxury and challenge of Nakiska Resort, the place to pamper yourself!

Sun Peaks
Come ski with an Olympic Gold Medalist! Ski with Nancy Greene; Olympic Gold Medalist and Female Athlete of the 20th Century, she calls Sun Peaks home and is available to ski with resort guests. Located just north of Camloops, British Columbia, Sun Peaks is known throughout the world the second largest skiable area in British Columbia and third largest in Canada with its light, dry, 'easy-to-ski' powder, 3,678 skiable acres of terrain, 882 vertical meters, 122 runs, including 12 designated glade areas, two alpine bowls, cruising green and blue runs, steep and deeps, and glades loaded with powder. For other types of adventures Sun Peaks offers visitors a year round Heated Outdoor Pool, Ice Skating, Snowshoe Marshmallow Roast, and Tube Park providing fun for every member of the family!

Ski deep powder and amazing backcountry terrain! Considered the fastest growing ski resort in Canada, Fernie Resort enjoys some of the best powder in the Canadian Rockies. Located near Fernie, British Columbia, Fernie Resort offers an astounding 348 inches (884 cm) of natural powder that covers 2,504 acres (1,013 hectares) of skiable terrain with 10 lifts, 106 uncrowded trails, extensive piste grooming and five alpine bowls in the majestic limestone cliffs of the lizard range. There is also extensive backcountry skiing opportunities, advanced skier bowls and plenty of black diamond and double black diamond runs for the more adventurous skier. With all of the extraordinary terrain and friendly atmosphere, skiers of all levels will get spoiled at Fernie Ski Resort.

Come enjoy a true family ski destination. Kimberley Ski Resort is located in the stunning Purcell Mountains in British Columbia; Kimberley Alpine Resort offers a true family oriented ski resort. Kimberley is known for its consistent snowfalls, short lift lines and a wealth of beautiful sunny days to enjoy the pristine powder on the slopes. Kimberley Alpine Resort offers something for everyone from the beginners exclusive learning area, over 1,800 acres of wide open groomed, cruising terrain, moguls and gladed runs, intermediate or advanced skiers and riders have an abundance of challenging terrain to discover and night skiing on one of the longest lighted runs in North America if you don't get enough during the day. If the skiing isn't enough for you, the charming and historic town of Kimberley which is called the "Bavarian City of the Rockies" that offers European flavoured restaurants, kids areas, boutiques and shops. Come enjoy a great family adventure.

Mont St. Anne
Come ski on three sides of the mountain! Mont St. Anne is located between the St. Lawrence River and the incredible Laurentian Mountains Mont St. Anne's unbelievable skiing experience is ranges over three sides of the mountain and has magnificent scenery at every turn. With 66 trails serviced by 13 lifts, lift lines are non-existent and two of the lifts are covered for those snowy and windy days on the slopes. Mont St. Anne has something for every level of skier with the special beginner's area that has a magic carpet and two other surface lifts that are free to use for anyone wanting to learn or those trying to help. There is also a long beginners trail from the summit all the way to the base so the beginners can enjoy the majestic views too. For the intermediate and expert skiers Mont St. Anne's famous expert trails cover nearly half of the mountain and the double blacks can be unexpectedly steep and the off-piste skiing and boarding on the west side of the mountain is a ski hounds dream.

Mont Sutton
Ski a retro family owned resort packed with powder! Located in Sutton, Quebec, Mont Sutton is a mountain with beautiful skiing conditions on 60 groomed to perfection trails, 230 acres of ski-able terrain, 9 chairlifts with no long lines, winding trails for beginners but also expert runs that are challenging to any experienced skier or snowboarder and 4 charming on-mountain chalets to relax, have lunch and just enjoy the view. Everyone seems to know everyone, and if they don't know you, they get to know you and call you by name. Being a family oriented resort, the same family that opened the resort in 1960 still runs it, with great affection and respect for the mountain and its guests.

Val Saint Come
Located in Saint-Côme, Quebec, Canada, Val Saint Come is a small yet charming resort full of French culture and allure along with skiing for every level of skier but targeted for the beginner and intermediate skier. Val Saint Come features 65 acres, a 1,000 foot vertical, 2 terrain parks, one of which is open to all and one that has the bigger, more challenging features is only open to experienced skiers and boarders, 36 trails varying from gentle winding slopes to challenging steeps and mogul runs for the more experienced. The four lifts, including a high-speed detachable quad chair keep lift lines to a minimum. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy varied trails, a half-pipe and alpine park. Come enjoy this enchanting, friendly resort with its beautiful scenery and skiing for all.

Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Come ride the fastest lifts in Ontario! Located only north of Barrie, Ontario, Mount St. Louis Moonstone offers 170 skiable acres, 40 slopes, award winning terrain parks/pipes, the best powder & beginner terrain in Ontario, four state-of-the-art high speed express lifts to help you spend more time on the slopes and less time in lift lines. Mount St. Louis Moonstone also offers visitors two chalets to rent equipment, grab a snack at one of two cafeterias, a childcare center for the little ones, kids programs and a fully equipped pro shop. Come visit Ontario's best for family friendly Skiing and Snowboarding!

Morin Heights
Get free child care while you ski! Located northwest of Montreal, Quebec, Morin Heights is one of the most family friendly resorts in Canada offering free daycare to skiers/snowboarders. Morin Heights covers 300 acres of skiable terrain in the Valley of St. Saveur, has 23 trails for all ability levels, a 656 foot vertical all serviced by five lifts with a sixth lift to take you right to the parking lot. The terrain is divided rather equally amongst ability levels with most of the beginner areas lower on the mountain. Intermediate and advanced skiers have varied terrain with deeps, glades and bowls to challenge even the most advanced skier. Morin Heights is a jumping-off point for backcountry adventure, with a network of snowshoe and cross-country ski trails providing with hours of fun for every kind of ski hound.

Talisman Mountain
Come ski a Minefield! Talisman Mountain Resort is nestled in the stunning Beaver Valley, which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve making this ski resort a green resort. Talisman Mountain offers Alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobile rentals, dog sledding, snow tubing, golf and tennis. The resort's 18 trails aptly named things like Graham's Gulch, Hogg's Hollow and the Minefield which possesses bumps and moguls that will get your heart racing. Talisman Mountain also offers gentle new beginner terrain that makes learning to ski effortless. Fun for everyone from the challenge driven advanced skier to the "I've never done this before" beginner!

Stoneham Mountain
Come have a true Après Ski experience! Located near Québec City, Stoneham Mountain Resort is nestled in a horseshoe shaped valley and offers year-round activities, but is best known for its thrilling skiing. With a vertical of 1,380 feet (420 metres), 39 trails spread over three mountains and 19-lighted trails for exhilarating night skiing which represents one of the largest night skiing networks in Canada. Extreme skiing aficionados also have access to three trails that form an extreme zone designed just for them. For snowboarders, visiting Stoneham Mountain is a must with its immense snowboard parks, Olympic half-pipe and incomparable atmosphere. For the Après Ski (After the Ski) the bottom of the slopes provides excellent restaurants, bars and hotel or condo accommodations that provide an unforgettable winter experience!


Canada ski resorts:


Adanac Ski Hill
Apex Mountain Resort
Asessippi Ski Area

Batawa Ski Hill
Bear Mountain Ski Hill
Beaver Valley Ski Club
Belle Neige
Bellevue ski area
Big White Ski Resort
Blue Mountain Resort
Boler Mountain

Calabogie Peaks
Caledon Ski Club
Camp Fortune
canada skiing Canada Olympic Park
Canyon Ski Area
Cape Smokey
Castle Mountain Resort
Centennial Park
Chicopee Ski area
Club Tobo-Ski
Cobble Hills Ski Club
Crystal Mountain
Crabbe Mountain
Cypress Hills Ski Area
Cypress Mountain

Devil's Elbow Ski Area
Drumheller Valley Ski Club
Duck Mountain Ski

Edelweiss Valley
Edmonton Ski Club

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Fairview Ski Hill
Falcon Ridge Ski Area
Fortress Mountain

Gravenhurst Nordic Trails
Grey Rocks
Grouse Mountain

Hardwood Hills
Harper Mountain
Hart Highlands Ski Hill
Hemlock Valley
Hidden Valley Highlands
Hidden Valley Ski Area
Highlands Nordic
Hockley Valley
Holiday Mountain
Horseshoe Valley

Innisfail Ski Hill

Kamiskotia Snow Resort
Kicking Horse Resort

Lake Louise Mountain
Lakeridge Ski Resort
Laurentian Ski Hill
La Tuque Ski Hill
La Valinouet
Le Massif
Le Relais
Little Mac Ski Hill
Loch Lomond Ski Area
London Ski Club at Boler

Manning Park (Gibson Pass)
Marble Mountain
Marmot Basin
Massif du Sud
Mont Adstock
Mont Alta
Mont Bellevue Ski Resort
Mont Blanc
Mont Cascades
Mont Castor
Mont Chalco
Mont Eduard
Mont Farlange
Mont Fortin
Mont Gabriel
Mont Gleason
Mont Grand Fonds
Mont Habitant
Mont Jyoe
Mont Kanasuta
Mont Lac-Vert
Mont Olympia
Mont Orford
Mont Orignal
Mont Rigaud
Mont Saint-Bruno
Mont Sainte-Anne
Mont Saint-Mathieu
Mont Saint-Sauveur
Mont Shefford
Mont Ste-Marie
Mont Sutton
Mont Villa Saguenay
Mont Video
Morin Heights
Mount Cain Ski Area
Mount Chinguacousy
Mount Dufour
Mount Norquay
Mount Pakenham
Mount Seymour
Mount Sima
Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Mount Timothy Ski Area
Mountain View Ski Area
Mount Washington
Murray Ridge Ski Area
Mystery Mountain Winter

Nitehawk Ski Area

Onaping Ski Hill
Owl's Head

Panorama Mountain Village
Parc du Mont-Comi
Pass Powderkeg
Phoenix Mountain
Pin Rouge
Poley Mountain
Powder King Mountain
Purden Ski Village

Rabbit Hill Snow Resort
Red Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR)

Salmo Ski Area
Searchmont Resort
Shames Mountain
Silver Star Mountain
Silver Summit
Sir Sam's Ski Area
Ski Ben Eoin
Ski Bromont
Ski Chantecler
Ski Chic-Chocs
Ski La Reserve
Ski Martock
Ski Montcalm
Ski Smithers
Ski Wentworth
Snow Valley Ski Club
Station de neige St-Pacome
Station de Ski Gallix
Stony Mountain Ski Area
Summit Lake Ski Area
Sun Peaks Resort
Superior Slopes
Sunshine Village

Table Mountain Ski Resort
Tabor Mountain Alpine
Trestle Ridge Ski Slopes
Troll Ski Resort

Uplands Ski Area

Val Mauricie
Val Neigette
Val Saint Come
Vallee Bleue ski resort
Vallee du Parc
Vista Ridge

Watson Lake
Whispering Pines/Worsley
White Hills (Newfoundland)
Whitewater Ski Resort


Canadians are a  bunch of friendly, hospitable people and that translates into great holidays for tourists. However, all this is nothing compared to the snow, especially in Western Canada. Good snow is assured, it’s fresh and frequent and great for powder lovers. Western Canada has all the big names with bigger reputations, there’s Banff, Whistler and Lake Louise, all imressive ski resorts.However, there are also many small resorts that provide excellent skiing and hospitality as well.

Eastern Canada is like another world from Western, it still has the great hospitality but it is full of French culture. Easier to get from the UK as it is only a 6 hour flight.

Tremblant is the main ski area here, located 90 minutes from Montreal. The other is Quebec City, North Americas’ only walled city. The ski fields accessed here are Mont-Ste-Anne, Stoneham and Le Massif. The weather in the East is variable, and unpredictable and very, very cold.

Dining and accommodation is good and varied in Canada, prices tend to be cheaper than other resorts and the service is usually very good. 







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