Best Canadian ski trip locations for skiers of all levels
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Whether you are an expert skier who spends hours on the slopes each year or a beginner still trying to master the bunny hill, choosing a good ski resort in Canada is important.
With any trip you book, you want to get good value for your money and stay at a resort that meets your expectations. You want ski hills that are ideal for your skill level, a nice room to stay in and other amenities that will provide you with hours of entertainment when you are not on the slopes.
Where is the best place to carve up some snow in Canada?
If you are looking for some challenging ski hills, head west. British Columbia has some of the best ski resorts, not only in the country, but in the world. Here are four worth considering:
If you like terrain ski parks, this is the ski resort for you. Known to rival Lake Louise and other popular resorts located in Banff National Park, the resort has more than 100 runs and close to 3,500 acres to explore. It offers quality skiing for all skill levels, and it’s popular among families because it’s located in the national park.
If you like to ski on deep slopes and are looking for a challenge, Kicking Horse is a great option. The resort boasts the fourth-highest vertical drop in North America, at 1,260 metres. You also have a number of ski options, such as alpine, telemark, cross-country and even heli-skiing.
Known for its world-class skiing and resorts, Whistler is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world. With a combined 200 marked ski runs and 16 alpine bowls to ski, you can ski new terrain for hours on end. Whistler Village is also known for its trendy shops and great eateries, making it a great place to ski and to hang out.
Revelstoke offers some of the most exhilarating ski tracks in all of Canada. Known originally for its heli-skiing, it is quickly becoming one of the preferred resort destinations in the country. The Revelstoke resort area has grown significantly over the past few years, and new attractions and accommodations continue to expand.
Sun Peaks is one of the largest ski resorts in the country. With ample opportunity to try alpine and Nordic skiing, and with hills that are beginner-friendly, the resort has developed a reputation for being one of the best options in Canada for family ski vacations. There are also great activities for the kids, such as guided mountain tours, skating, dog sledding, skiing lessons and tubing.
Another well-known ski resort in BC, this resort is known to be family-friendly. It offers a number of hills that cater to kids and beginners, and its colourful buildings and attractions give it an amusement-park look and feel.
One of the busiest resorts in the country, Mont Tremblant has the perfect combination of ski hills for all skill levels, along with a great resort experience. With lots of other activities, such as spas, tubing and tours of nearby villages, it has become a great destination for families and couples, or as a weekend getaway.
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