Canada is renowned for its skiing opportunities, offering some of the best on the planet. The question is, which are the very best destinations for gliding down the slopes?
Whistler is not only considered Canada’s top place to ski but one of the world’s. It’s the largest in the country, served as the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and attracts more skiers than any other resort on the continent.
If you’re looking for a vacation home where you’ll be able to take advantage of some of the most epic powder there is, you could hardly do better than buy a slice of the real estate for sale in Whistler.
Whistler and Blackcomb are connected via the Peak 2 Peak gondola which provides access to nearly 8,200 acres of terrain with runs for everyone from beginner to advanced. There are 200 trails that are marked, fantastic bowls, and glade zones.
Plus, Whistler village boasts an outstanding apres ski too, with countless bars and eateries to enjoy after a day on the slopes.
The second biggest ski area in Canada, Sun Peaks is a town of its own. It has three linked mountains that offer almost 4,300 acres of wide-ranging terrain with slopes for all levels of skiers.
It’s under an hour from Kamloops in B.C. and as it’s less-visited than many of the country’s other resorts, it’s a great place to go to enjoy crowd-free skiing without long lines.
Lots of other winter sports can be enjoyed here like tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and snowboarding too.
If you’re looking for something in the country’s northeast region, Mont Tremblant is where you want to go. A beautiful resort that looks like it came straight from a storybook, the Quebecois culture makes it seem as if it should be in Europe.
It hosts 665 acres of terrain over four mountains, including the steepest run in the province, Dynamite, with the bottom portion often exceeding 40 degrees. Fill your appetite with all sorts of delicious international cuisine to be enjoyed among the excellent apres-ski scene.
Lake Louise, Banff
Located in the Canadian Rockies less than an hour from Banff Town, Lake Louise is the most popular of the three ski resorts in the area with a summit soaring more than 8,650 feet into the nearly always bright blue skies.
Skiers can access runs for every ability from each and every chair making it a great choice for groups of friends or families with varying abilities. Enjoy gentle slopes and cruising runs, glades, gullies, and chutes.
For the biggest backcountry challenge, extreme skiers can take advantage of the double black shuts that are frequently compared to Vail, Colorado’s Back Bowls.
Historic Revelstoke gets some of the highest amounts of snowfall of any other place on Earth. It’s surrounded by spectacular peaks and home to the biggest vertical drop on the continent at 5,620 feet.
While it isn’t easy to reach with the regional airport in Kelowna 2.5 hours away and Calgary a four-hour drive, that keeps the crowds away offering a more tranquil experience with outstanding powder for those willing to make the trek.
You will find plenty of accommodation options, restaurants, and other activities to enjoy, including snowshoeing and dog sledding.