Canada’s Best Ski Resorts

It’s winter and you don’t know what to do for your holidays? As one of the coldest countries in the world, Canada welcomes tourists who want to enjoy experiences in the snow. Skiing and other snow sports are some of the most popular activities, so you needn’t look any further to find the best slopes. If you are an UK citizen, you can save time by requesting your ETA Visa Application online for this trip.

Due to the huge snowfalls and big mountains, ski resorts have been built in various parts of Canada. With spacious accommodation, beginners’ slopes and access from a number of cities, Canada’s ski resorts offer attractions like nowhere else.

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Below is a list of the best resorts:

Whistler –Blackcomb

This ski resort has been chosen by various surveys and institutions as the best in North America. Whistler in British Colombia is a winter destination which offers the best skiing, golfing, gastronomic delights and nightlife.

Whistler – Blackcomb is the name of the resort located between two mountains with over 200 marked routes, climbs and three glaciers. The slopes also have areas for beginners, regardless of their age.  When you get tired of skiing, you can go hiking, go on sleds pulled by dogs or get to know the restaurants.

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Located in Alberta, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Banff is the perfect place for skiing. It is the highest tourist destination in Canada and is close to other well-known resorts like Sunshine Village and Norquay.

When you are not skiing, you can golf in one of the best courses in North America or go for a winter hike. You can also go skating or on sleds pulled by dogs and enjoy the activities offered by the resorts, spas or chalets in the area.

Mont Tremblant

This ski station and resort is located in the province of Quebec and is one of the best known in the region. Its many ski slopes and easy access to the pedestrian town, allow tourists to enjoy a range of activities all year round.  You can enjoy the scenery in the Rocky Mountain National Park, including conifer forests, small lakes and rivers, and also go hiking, swimming or canoeing

In summer all types of activities are available, from 4×4 tours, boating, cruises and canoeing to cycling, fishing, horse riding, paintball, rafting, wakeboard, etc.

Blue Mountain Resort

This is one of Canada’s busiest winter resorts. This ski slope in Ontario is interesting because it offers nocturnal skiing on over 36 of its 42 slopes. The resort has 16 ski lifts, 3 freestyle slopes and also offers activities like skating and sled rides.

In the summer Blue Mountain also offers mountain biking. The bikes are taken up the mountain in gondolas on the Silver Bullet Express and the cyclists can choose between 15 trails to descend to the bottom. There is also a rock-climbing wall, hiking trails, a mini golf course, a small waterpark and even a private beach.

Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse is in the province of British Colombia, This resort has the fourth biggest vertical drop in all of North America. For this reason, it is perfect for all types of skiing, such as alpine, cross-country, heliskiing and other extreme sports. After an activity-packed day, you can enjoy a relaxing experience in the thermal waters of the Wolf Centre.

Le Massif

In eastern Quebec you can find Le Massif ski resort, which has over 40 slopes. The resort can be reached easily by train from the city of Quebec and it has spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River. It is undoubtedly the best winter destination in this part of the Rocky Mountains. As well as skiing, you can do sports like climbing or trodelling, which is a type of sledge especially designed for long journeys and is not something you will see very often.

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