Where to go on a ski vacation in Canada

Ski Canada. When you visit Canada you want to make sure you ski, snowboard or snowshoe. With metres of fresh, deep powder snow, beautiful blue skies and a magnificent backdrop you will love to ski in Canada.

The many resorts and mountains to choose from, many just minutes away from major cities, having a snowsport vacation in Canada is a dream come true.

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Trail Canada recommends the following destinations for ski and snowboard holidays in Canada:

Kelowna and Big White, British Columbia

Big White is a voted one of the top ski resorts in the world. While being the second largest ski resort in British Columbia and offering world-class ski-in, ski-out access, restaurants and other facilities, Big White is relatively undiscovered. The Okanagan Valley and Kelowna is right near by!

Sun Peaks, British Columbia

Sun Peaks offers over 3,600 acres and 177 runs of light, dry snow. Sun Peaks is great for advanced and beginner skiers, snowboarders and people wishing to try out snowshoe tours, dogsleds, snowmobiling and horsedrawn sleighs.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Stay in Vancouver and have the choice of 3 amazing ski mountains (Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour) are minutes away and Whistler Blackcomb just 2 hours away. If you are visiting Canada and don't want to spend all your time skiing or have family members who would prefer not to ski then Vancouver offers all the benefits of a city break combined with many other outdoor activities, on and off the mountain.

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

The small town of Whistler comes alive during the ski season. With over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb is one of the largest ski resorts in the world and is consistantly ranked in the top 5 for North American resorts. Whistler Blackcomb is the selected spot for many of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta

In the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise ski resort is a world class ski destination in a World Heritage site. The breathtaking scenery and excellent skiing opportunities are a rare combination.

Calgary, Alberta

Canada Olympic Park at Calgary offers ski, snowboard, luge and lessons. Lake Louise is 2.5 hours drive west of Calgary offering a great selection of snow sport opportunities. Staying in Calgary is perfect if you want to split your vacation between skiing / snowboarding and city excursions.

Jasper, Alberta

Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park just south of Jasper townsite is further north than Banff and to the west of Edmonton. Iceclimbing, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country and back country skiing, sledding, and sleigh rides are all available. If you are flying into Vancouver or Edmonton then you can take the snow train to Jasper through the Rocky Mountains.

Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Nestled in the beautiful Laurentian mountains of southern Quebec, Mont Tremblant is has over 600 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain. The picturesque mountain-side village has plenty of great restaurants, bars, pubs and shopping locations.

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Just south of Gros Morne National Park on Newfoundland's west coast is the city of Corner Brook and Marble Mountain. The ski resort lies in a snow-belt and is called the best skiing east of the Rockies.

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Mount Sima offers 12 varying runs and is Canada's most northern ski resort. Cross country skiing around Whitehorse is also available. Skiing in the Yukon Territory is a truly unique experience and one very few people ever get the chance to do.

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