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Big White Ski Resort Cypress Mountain Fernie Alpine Resort
Grouse Mountain  Kimberley Alpine Resort  Lake Louise
Marble Mountain Jasper Marmot Basin Mount Seymour 
Panorama Mountain Village Silver Star Mountain Resort Ski Banff @ Norquay
Sunshine Village
Tremblant Whistler / Blackcomb Resort
Whitewater Ski Resort 

Canadian Ski Resorts

 

Big White Ski Resort


Located near Kelowna, British Columbia, Big White is Canada’s largest totally ski-in/ski-out resort village.  Imagine skiing from your accommodation to 118 groomed runs.  It is British Columbia’s 2nd largest resort and is still relatively undiscovered. For more information go to www.bigwhite.com

 

 

 

Cypress Mountain


Cypress is only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver the mountain provides skiers and boarders some great terrain that gets loads of snow and also offers a great vertical drop. With the best Winter Skiing & Riding in the North Shore Mountains of Vancouver it’s a popular place to go for a quick day out from the hustle and bustle of the city. For more information go to www.cypressmountain.com 

 

 

 

Fernie Alpine Resort


Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the Rocky Mountains of the British Columbia Rockies, offering some of the best skiing conditions in BC.  Fernie is the fastest growing resort in Canada, and one of the top ten resorts in North America.

The terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort is uniquely suited as it gets an average of about 31-feet of snowfall each winter, which makes it renowned for its ‘steep and deep’ snow. With 2,500 acres of ski able terrain this resort suits all levels.  If you are looking for a world class mountain with lots of powder, this is the place you want to be.

Fernie’s mountain adventure centre offers a huge variety of day or evening activities to supplement downhill skiing and riding.  Choices include moonlight snowmobile tours, snowshoeing, dog sledding, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, and torch light runs.

The ski area rises about 5 km above the town of Fernie; you can see the massive bowls from Fernie’s Main Street.  Fernie is located in the extreme southeast corner of British Columbia, near the provincial border with Alberta and the Canada/USA border.

The Rocky Mountain Sky Shuttle provides a round trip service 4 times per day from Calgary International Airport to Fernie Alpine Resort from December 01 to April 30. For more information go to www.skifernie.com

 

 

Grouse Mountain  


Located at the top of Capilano Road, North Vancouver, it’s just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. You can take the Peak Chairlift to a 4100' summit and have a 360 degree panoramic view of the surroundings, which includes views of the City skyline, ships in the harbor, the glittering Georgia Strait and far off Vancouver Island.

In the winter months, ski and snowboard enthusiasts enjoy the slopes with day and night skiing on varied terrain and 1200' of vertical fall line. Grouse Mountain is Vancouver's all-in-one destination with something for everyone. For more information go to www.grousemountain.com

 

 

Kimberley Alpine Resort 


Kimberley Alpine Resort is located 4 km west of the mountain town of Kimberley in the BC Rockies region of British Columbia. Kimberley's long, sunny, south-facing ridge in the Purcell Mountains offers a respectable 700-metre vertical drop, with excellent tree-lined runs and glades for skiers and snowboarders. For more information go to www.skikimberley.com

 

 

 

Lake Louise


Located in the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, this is my favorite ski hill in Canada. It’s often voted the most scenic ski resort in North America, as Lake Louise has world class slopes with runs for anyone this is the resort you don’t want to miss out on. Form more information go to www.skibig3.com or www.lakelouise.com

 

 

Marble Mountain


Located in Newfoundland, in Canada’s East Coast, this resort gets on average annual snowfall of 18 feet.  It’s hard to compare this resort to some of the others in Canada, but it’s a great resort for a day trip out with the family. For more information go to www.skimarble.com

 

 

 

Jasper Marmot Basin


Located in Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Marmot is a top ski destination. 

The national park boasts deep valleys that are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, waterfalls, lakes, green forests, and amazing snowcapped mountains.  Marmot Basin is only 20 minutes from the town of Jasper and it offers 3,000 vertical feet of superb skiing and snowboarding.  The runs are split evenly between easy, intermediate and advanced, making it an ideal destination for the whole family. For more information go to www.skiingjasper.com

 

 

Mount Seymour 


Located just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Mount Seymour is your ultimate choice if you want to snowboard, freestyle or free ride. They have the best natural freestyle terrain, the largest terrain park and the first in ground half pipe in the Vancouver area. Western Canada's first snow tubing park offers a whopping 50 m vertical drop.

The Shuttle Bus runs seven days a week, with Pick up and Drop off locations at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. The Mountain Express Bus is an excellent and cheap way to get to the mountain.  For more information go to www.mountseymour.com

 

 

 

Panorama Mountain Village


Panorama Mountain Village has superior ski-in, ski-out accommodation and one of the largest vertical descents in North America.  Located in British Columbia in the Canadian Rockies region, Panorama boasts some of the best skiing in North America with there great quad chairs and excellent long cruising runs.  I personally think its Canada’s best kept secret.

If you are a beginner Panorama’s SOS School of Skiing is recognized as the best in Canada.  With the mountains night and cross country skiing, you shouldn’t be disappointed.

Other features include ice skating, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, and no lift line-ups and crowds.  This mountain had an expansion in 2000/2001 season, which saw them add the Taynton Bowl.  It’s an east-facing bowl that captures exceptional snowfall throughout the season.

Panorama Ski Resort
is located in the Toby Creek Valley, which is near Invermere and Radium Hot Springs.  With this resort being only four hours from Calgary, it’s a popular weekend destination for many Calgarians. For more information go to www.panoramaresort.com

 

 

 

Silver Star Mountain Resort


Located near Vernon, British Columbia, Silver Star Mountain is has increased its front side by 54% with the new Silver Woods area.  With twelve new runs and an express quad chair, Silver Star is fast becoming a popular resort with the focus on family skiing. For more information go to www.skisilverstar.com

 

 

 

Ski Banff @ Norquay


Dubbed the ‘ski in the morning and shop in the afternoon resort’, Norquay is only 10km from Banff. It’s often plays third fiddle to Sunshine and Lake Louise, but it does get some fantastic snow. For more information go to www.skibanff.com

 

 

 

Sunshine Village


Sunshine Village, located at the top of the Continental Divide, gets more than three times the amount of snow that other Banff Region resorts receive. Due to this Sunshine also has the longest ski season in the region, running from the middle of November sometimes through late May. Just a 15-minute ride from the Town of Banff, you'll find bowl skiing, tree skiing and trails spread across more than 3,300 acres.

Sunshine Village has long been known for its winding gondola ride that carries you almost 1,650 vertical feet from the parking lot—along the walls of a valley and box canyon—to the village base area and the rest of the lifts. On the 13-minute ride on the fastest gondola in the world to the rest of the lifts (or 6 minutes to Goat's Eye mid-station) you have plenty of time to survey the slopes where the real thrill rides begin. Much of the skiing on Sunshine's three peaks is wide-open, bowl-type skiing, but the bottom half of the slopes are covered in evergreens for those who like their runs cut through trees. For more information go to www.skibanff.com

 

 

 

Tremblant


Located in the province of Quebec, Tremblant offers 628 acres of ski able terrain.  With its renowned Tremblant Snow School and ski-in, ski-out alpine village, this Resort is one you don’t want to miss. For more information go to www.tremblant.com

 

 

 

Whistler / Blackcomb Resort


If you drive two hours north of Vancouver on the Sea to Sky Highway you will find Whistler, which is recognized as one of the top ski resorts in North America. They say that there is so much snow that you could ski for 2 weeks and not repeat the same runs. Here are the stats – One vertical mile drop.  Over 7,000 ski able acres, two mountains, more than 200 trails, three glaciers, 33 lifts and 12 alpine bowls.

This is where some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics took place. In winter Whistler / Blackcomb has everything from skiing and Snowboarding, cross – country skiing, dog sledding, heli – skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. In summer Whistler / Blackcomb have 4 world class courses, hiking, horseback riding, biking, water sports, and great fishing. For more information go to www.whistlerblackcomb.com

 

 

Whitewater Ski Resort 


Whitewater Ski Resort is one of the friendliest mountains in British Columbia, set in the Selkirk Range in the Kootenays region of the province. Whitewater's high base elevation of 1,640 meters ensures plenty of snow.

Whitewater Ski Resort is located 19 km southeast of Nelson in the Kootenays, 41 km northeast of Castlegar and 657 km east of Vancouver.

The mountain consists of groomed runs, open bowls, glades, chutes, and tree skiing. Ski Canada has rated Whitewater to have the Best Deeps, Best Bowls and Best Glades. The best powder at Whitewater is found in the trees.
 
Cranbrook airport (east of Whitewater) is gearing up to offer international flights providing a new portal into the Kootenay region. For more information go to www.skiwhitewater.com

 

 

 

 



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