Canada ski holidays
Canada is a unique ski destination, famed for its beautiful scenery, excellent snowfall and uncrowded pistes. Whilst it is much more expensive than a ski holiday in Europe, skiing in Canada is exceptional and once you’ve been you’ll want to go back every season.
Whistler in British Columbia
Best ski holidays in Canada
Best for snow-sure slopes - Whistler Blackcomb is the most snow sure resort, receiving an annual average of 11 metres and renowned for its quality of light dry powder.
Best for families - The best resorts for families are Big White and Silver Star thanks to their slope side and ski in ski out accommodation for easy access to the resorts. Fernie is also a great resort for families due to its crowd-free slopes, plus a third of its runs are tailored for beginners and intermediates. Plus Panorama also has varied terrain for all abilities.
Best for après - The après ski location in Canada is definitely Whistler. Live bands play almost daily and plenty of lively bars to visit after a day of skiing. Tremblant is also great for après ski and nightlife at the weekends but is a bit calmer during the week.
Best for groups - We have a large selection of fantastic accommodation perfect for groups in Whistler from catered chalet comfort to hotels in prime locations to access the slopes. Fernie and Big 3 in Banff (Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mt Norquay resorts) off excellent slope variety as well as mileage so you'll never ski the same run twice. They also have plenty of non skiing activities to do and lively towns.
Skiing in Canada
Canada’s ski resorts are some the best on the planet, boasting spacious slopes with perfectly groomed, world-class powder snow for all abilities of skiers and snowboarders. English is spoken in every resort, whilst hospitality and service tends to be unbeatable, ultimately leading to the perfect ski holiday.
Ski areas in Canada
The largest and most well-known ski resorts in Canada are located in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. British Columbia has spectacular scenery and legendary champagne powder; ski resorts include Whistler, Fernie and Kicking Horse.
Alberta is nestled in the incredible Rocky Mountains, Banff is one of the most popular locations where you can enjoy skiing the Big 3 (Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise).
The ski villages in Quebec have a European feel to them as well as fantastic skiing, including the charming Tremblant which is one of the easily accessible resorts from the UK.
Ski Resorts in Canada
Canadian ski resorts are very much suited to any type of person. Whether you are an energetic young adult or a family with young children, Canada has it all. The friendly atmosphere is ever-present, whilst, depending on where you go, most resorts have something for everyone. As for the skiing, there are always a wide range of slopes, with one resort never favouring a certain ability of skier.
Snow conditions in Canada
Snow in Canada is always in pristine condition, largely due to the care put in by resort staff. Grooming is excellent, and the snow is generally beautifully light, dry powder. The only downside is that lower slopes tend to suffer earlier in the season compared to Europe and elsewhere. Other than this, skiing conditions are wonderful, and loved by all.
Amazing snow conditions in Tremblant
Accommodation in Canada
Iglu Ski offer a large variety of accommodation across ski resorts in Canada. Ranging from luxury and affordable B&B hotels to self-catering apartments to room only hotels/apartments. Accommodation will differ from resort to resort so it’s best to speak to one of our ski sales experts so we can’t find you the ideal place to stay and tailor make you a holiday package.
Transfer times to ski resorts in Canada
Transfer times vary depending on the airport and resort. Take a look at the approximate transfer times to the resorts accessible from Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver in the transfer time section on the property pages.