With winter season right around the corner a lot of people are looking for great places to go and enjoy some winter sports. That includes skiing, and as you might imagine, Canada has a great selection of skiing locations to choose from. If you are a ski enthusiast, you can find plenty of amazing mountains and lodges to spend your winter months at.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
If you want as much space as possible to ski around, Whistler Blackcomb is a huge location with 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers over 3,200 hectares. There are plenty of runs to choose from of varying difficulties, so the skiing aficionado will be spoiled for choice.
Of course, there are plenty of options for younger individuals, and courses provided for people of all ages, in case you’re looking to learn. While not yet mandatory, wearing a ski/snowboard helmet is strongly encouraged. If you don’t have one yet, here is a good list of ski helmets.
Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta
Lake Louise Alberta sits at the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and has plenty of ski resorts available, including Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Mountain Resort. Banff National Park in particular is a UNESCO World Heritage site, extremely popular year-round.
During the winter months in which you are no doubt interested, over six thousand square kilometers will be available to play in, including up to 139 runs in Lake Louise. Of course, when you’re done for the day, this area also boasts plenty of relaxing spas and culinary attractions. With night skiing now being offered, don’t forget a pair of ski goggles that have a clear or light colored lens.
Le Massif, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec
Usually, you get a great view of the surrounding area whenever you’re skiing, being on top of mountains and all. But if you’d like to have a really spectacular view of the Saint Lawrence River while skiing, Le Massif, Baie-Saint-Paul in Quebec is the perfect mountain for you.
Of course, it also boasts plenty of cool ski attractions, including a seven hundred and seventy meter drop, and well over forty runs, the longest of which is five kilometers. Needless to say, there is a plethora of options available depending on what kind of action you’re looking to get into. Whether it’s one long, high speed run or some easier ones for beginners, you can find both here.
Fernie, British Columbia
Known as one of the highest ski points in the Canadian Rockies, this resort is world-famous for powder skiing. There are more than 140 runs and 5 alpine bowls. Annual snowfall in the area gets as high as 11 metres, providing amazing, full runs for top speed skiing.
There are several other ski locations in Canada of course, being the country that it is, but these are some of the best to choose from. Whatever level of skiing aficionado you are, you can find comparative levels of difficulty at all of these sites, as well as resorts and other options for all of the times that you aren’t skiing. Finding the ideal ski slope can be difficult at times, but with a list and a good bit of research, you can find the best slopes on the best mountains.