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Canada Top Ski Destinations

With so many fantastic skiing locations across all of Canada, it is virtually impossible to single out a select few and call them "the best". What is best for one person can be quite different for someone else so we've settled on showing a collection of locations which are undoubtedly some of the most popular ski spots in Canada.

Whistler / Blackcomb [Compare hotels & online prices]

Set in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia and less than 2 hours from Vancouver, Whistler / Blackcomb is considered by many to be Canada's #1 ski destination.  There are 8,100 acres of skiiable area and over 200 runs, with the longest being 11km. Over 2 million skiing devotees a year from around the world visit this location.

Kicking Horse Resort, Golden [Compare online prices]

A British Columbia site that boasts the greatest vertical in the Rockies and renowned for its powder and scenic setting.  The site offers 2750 acres of skiiable area and over 100 runs, with the longest being 10km. The location is in the Purcell Range of the Rocky Mountains, two and a half hours west of Calgary.

Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna  [Compare online prices]

Big White is British Columbia's second biggest mountain and the resort lays claim to being Canada’s largest totally ski-in, ski-out village. Visitors will find 2800 acres of skiiable area with 118 runs of which the longest is 7.5km. A premier family destination, the resort has a wide range of events and activities for the entire family.

Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie 

The charming, historic town of Fernie, tucked away in the Rockies in the far south eastern corner of British Columbia, is blessed with a beautiful setting suited to skiing. The Fernie Alpine Resort offers 2500 acres of skiiable area where the longest of the 111 runs is 5 km.

Sun Peaks, near Kamloops  [Compare online prices]

Located on the northern limits of the Okanagan region of British Columbia, famous for its spectacular scenery, fruit growing and a popular vacation spot. The resort has 3,678 acres of skiiable terrain, the second largest ski area in BC, and the third largest in Canada. There are 122 runs with the longest being 8 km.

Red Resort, Rossland  

Another British Columbia destination, this time just 8 km north of the US/Canada border in the West Kootenay region. Red Resort on Red Mountain and Granite Mountain has varied terrain and is known for its abundance of powder. There is 1600 acres of skiiable area with over 80 runs.

Banff / Lake Louise  [Compare hotels & online prices]

One of the jewels in the Canadian tourism crown. The skiing is spread over three resorts, being  Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Mountain Resort who operate interchangeable services. The combined area is over 8000 acres with over 270 runs. These Alberta resorts have one of the longest ski seasons in North America that extends through to late May.

Mont-Tremblant, Tremblant [Compare hotels & online prices]

Just a one hour drive from Montreal, plus the convenience of its own airport, Mont-Tremblant is a charming pedestrian village that has a great scenic location. Its convenient Quebec location means that Tremblant appeals to a lot of visitors keen to try skiing and at peak times it can become crowded. It's area of 650 acres has 94 runs.

Blue Mountain Resort, Blue Mountain [Compare online prices]

The third-busiest ski resort in Canada, Blue Mountain is a major destination for skiers from southern Ontario and sells more than 750,000 lift tickets per year. It is an alpine resort located on the Niagara Escarpment just northwest of Collingwood on the shores of Georgian Bay. The resort has a skiable area of 250 acres and 34 runs of which the longest is 1.2km.

Mont Sainte-Anne, Beaupré  [Compare online prices]

A Quebec resort popular for is convenient location, being just 30 minutes from Quebec City. Mont-Sainte-Anne is a mid-sized mountain with over sixty runs offered within its 465 acres of terrain. The resort usually opens early in the ski season stays open into April.

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