If you want a change of scenery for the season and a chance to hit the slopes while everyone else heads to the beach, Canada’s ski resorts are the ideal choice. From the massive resort comprising 2 peaks to charming resorts with amenities for the whole family, Canada offers just about anything you could want for a ski trip. You’ll find family-oriented resorts with ski schools and plenty of beginner terrain and snow tubing parks, rugged mountains with extreme hills, ridges and obstacles and everything in between. Learn more about Canada ski resorts to start planning your alpine adventure.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort for diverse experiences
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is Canada’s top resort and one of the largest resorts in North America. Spanning both Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort boasts 1,925 hectares of skiable terrain with beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert terrain. The peaks are connected by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for easy access. At the resort, you'll also find Whistler Village, a charming ski village at the base of Whistler with accommodation, dining, shopping and nightlife.
Big White Ski Resort for night skiing and freestyling
Located in the Okanagan Highland on Big White Mountain, Big White Ski Resort is an incredible resort with a vertical of 777 metres, abundant natural snowfall and 1,118 hectares of skiable terrain. It’s also home to one of the largest night skiing areas in Canada. The 119 runs are mostly intermediate and have sections for beginner, advanced and expert, as well as a small area for extreme skiers and boarders. You’ll also find 25 kilometres of Nordic trails and Telus Park, a half-pipe and terrain park with beginner to advanced rails and jumps.
Lake Louise Ski Resort for winter activities
Located in Banff National Park near Lake Louise, the Lake Louise Ski Resort is one of the major park resorts and offers exciting skiing on the southern face of the State Range. The resort boasts 145 runs for beginner through expert skiers and boarders on 1,700 hectares of skiable terrain. The resort also has 4 terrain parks with progressive levels and introductory through expert jibs. Other activities at Lake Louise Ski Resort include a scenic gondola ride, wildlife tours, dog sledding, cross-country skiing and ice skating for fun with the whole family.
Panorama Mountain Resort for Nordic skiing
The Panorama Mountain Resort is found within the Purcell Mountains of the East Kootenay region. It has 1,203 hectares of skiable terrain with a 1,300-metre vertical and 129 runs. The terrain is evenly divided between beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert areas, perfect for families and groups of mixed experience levels. The resort also has night skiing on weekends and 2 terrain parks for freestyle snowboarding and skiing. At the base of the mountain, you’ll find the Panoramic Nordic Centre for Nordic skiing and lodging, restaurants, shops and other amenities.
Sun Peaks Resort for family snow tubing
One of the largest resorts in Canada, the Sun Peaks Resort offers terrain on Todd Mountain, Sundance Mountain and Mt. Morrisey. The resort has 1,730 hectares of skiable area with a vertical of 882 metres and 137 runs. Seventeen of the runs are gladed areas, and you’ll find a mix of intermediate, beginner and expert runs. You’ll also find a banked slalom course and a snow tubing park that’s perfect for an exciting time with the whole family.
Mont Tremblant Ski Resort for challenging runs
The Mont Tremblant Ski Resort is found in the Laurentian Mountains near Lake Tremblant. The resort offers outdoor activity in all seasons, but winter brings skiers and snowboarders to the area for glade skiing and challenging black diamond runs. In total, the resort has 254 hectares of skiable terrain with 102 runs divided between beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert and extreme areas. The village at the base offers après-ski and shopping, an open-air gondola ride that connects the 2 parts of the village and tour operators for other family winter sports like dog sledding, ice fishing and ice climbing.
Mount Norquay for family fun
Located in Banff National Park, Mount Norquay is a lovely ski resort with a snowboard terrain park and 60 runs spread over 77 hectares. The resort caters to all skill levels, so it’s perfect for families with kids, and it’s one of the few resorts that offer night skiing in designated areas. Throughout the season, Mount Norquay hosts alpine ski races.