Canada Ski Holidays

For breath-taking scenery, guaranteed snow and a friendly Canadian atmosphere, Canada is a ski destination that offers it all. A bucket-list destination for skiers and boarders alike, Canada is famed for its knee-deep powder, immaculately groomed slopes and wide, and tree-lined runs. Some resorts are based in national parks, surrounded by spectacular scenery and wildlife, while all are known for their high-quality hotels and warm Canadian hospitality. Experience slopeside accommodation so you can easily get to the lifts and spend more time on the slopes, enjoy fresh tracks, wide groomers and steep chutes for a ski or snowboard holiday experience that caters to all skill levels. Canada is a ski destination that offers something for everyone.

British Columbia

Spectacular scenery, unparalleled vertical and massive terrain. From the world-famous slopes of Whistler to the powder of the Interior and the steep chutes and long runs of the Powder Highway®, the variety of British Columbia’s alpine landscape is staggering. As home to 10 mountain ranges and 13 major ski resorts, the region is punctuated by small mountain towns and heli and cat-skiing experiences beyond imagination.

Alberta

Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the resorts here are world-class with stunning and diverse terrain. Alberta is a location that oozes small town charm, sensational scenery and amazing skiing and snowboarding opportunities.

See below for information on unique experiences, stopovers and reasons to visit. 

Ski Season: November to April | Average Snowfall: 3-14 metres | Snow: Lght and dry | Accommodation: Ski-in, ski-out and Slopeside | Ability: Skiing for all levels. Beginner to expert

Reasons to Visit

The Snow
Many resorts experience light, dry powder and with epic annual snowfall, ranging from 3-14 metres, you can find plenty of deep powder stashes, shred alpine bowls, carve turns on perfectly groomed slopes, practice your freestyle in terrain parks, enjoy beginner slopes or ride the massive vertical.

Ski-in, Ski-out
Accommodation options are abundant at most resorts and include a number of ski-in ski-out options. This means less time getting to and from the skiing, and more time for après, post-ski activities, and long days on the mountain.

Family Experiences Canada is jam-packed with activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Get the family involved in a thrilling dog sled adventure, glide downhill on tubes or explore the village sights on a horse drawn sleigh ride.

Après Ski
Après ski brings a whole new element to a ski holiday and promises everything from heli-fondues to wiener roasts and flaming cocktails. And just like snow, it can elevate your ski holiday to legendary status. Fortunately, there’s enough action happening off the slopes to make après-ski an activity in itself.

Unique Experiences

Catch an Ice Hockey Game
Listen to the roar of the crowd and watch players glide across the ice. Your Canadian experience wouldn’t be complete without a fun filled evening at an ice hockey game.

Visit Lake Louise
Experience Lake Louise in all its glory. From ice skating with the magnificent backdrop of Victoria Glacier to horsedrawn sleigh rides along the lakeside trail to the end of Lake Louise.

Stopovers

Vancouver
Consider combining your ski holiday with a stopover in Vancouver. Situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, Vancouver is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and cosmopolitan adventurers alike making it the perfect place to shake off the dreaded jet-lag. Its cultural attractions, restaurants and shopping are second to none on the west coast – and with spectacular natural scenery all around, it’s a place where life is lived as much outdoors as in.