Skiing in Canada means powder snow, heli skiing and welcoming ski holiday resorts.
SKI AND SNOWBOARD HOLIDAYS IN CANADA
Canada with its northerly latitude is a passionate ski holiday destination and has a great diversity of resorts. In the far West there is Whistler-Blackcomb , the biggest and possibly best ski area in North America, in the Rockies there are the superbly scenic ski holiday resorts of Banff and Lake Lousie , whilst in the East Mont Tremblant offers a real French Canadian feel.
POWDER SKI HOLIDAYS IN CANADA
Most ski holiday resorts from the Rockies, West have enviable snow records. The Rockies tend to have drier snow due to their position away from the coast, whilst the coastal and interior mountains of British Columbia offer staggering snowfall statistics most winters. Heli skiing is available for the better skiers and boarders whilst Big White offers gentle powder slopes that are often drenched in snow, allowing novices to get their powder legs.
CITY AND SKI HOLIDAYS
Both Vancouver and Calgary offer world class cities on the doorstep of significant mountain ranges. The region around both cities is dotted with ski holiday resorts whilst Vancouver has ski areas on the mountains that rise out of the city. Both cities have international airports and offer a good deal to recommend spending time in them combined with excursions or stays in nearby ski holiday resorts.
APRES SKI HOLIDAYS IN CANADA
Canada offers a genuine and warm welcome and whilst the après ski may be different to Europe, Canadian ski holiday resorts mostly offer good North American sports bar type après ski. Whistler-Blackcomb puts on live music and ski events and has a bustling resort full of bars, whilst in the East, Mont Tremblant offers European style resort feel along a French Canadian theme.
WHISTLER BC, VIDEO
Whistler-Blackcomb in the far west of Canada has some of the best snowfall accumulation in North America. This short snowboarding video shows the very best conditions in Whistler-Blackcomb.
BANFF LAKE LOUISE
Lake Louise World Cup - Banff Ski Report Week 2 - latest news from the 3rd December 2008.