Canada ski holidays
Canada is a unique ski destination, famed for its beautiful scenery, excellent snowfall and uncrowded pistes. Whilst it is further to travel 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 - Families love Canada thanks to its great snow and amazing ski school - with zero language barriers and the most enthusistic ski instructors you'll meet! There are great ski in ski out resorts, perfect for families, including Whistler - the biggest and in many ways the best. But there are some hidden gems, too, such as Tremblant on the east coast with its French-Canadian flair. Panorama and Fernie are great options in the west, as is Sun Peaks, which is one of the largest ski resorts in Canada. While Sun Peaks does involve an internal Canadian flight to get there, the incredibly quiet slopes make it well worth the extra leg.
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. Banff's town, nestled in the heart of the Rockies, has an amazing selection of bars and restaurants - second only to Whistler on the west coast of Canada.
Best for groups - We have a large selection of fantastic accommodation perfect for groups in Whistler - from self-catered apartments to hotels in prime locations to access the pistes. As the largest ski resort in North America, there's something for everyone on Whistler's slopes. Fernie and Banff offer excellent slope variety as well as mileage so you'll never ski the same run twice - perfect for mixed ability groups - and there's also plenty of non skiing activities to do and lively towns to explore.
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 Ski Big 3 ski area (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
Ski resorts in Canada suit every type of skier - from beginner to expert - and every type of traveller, whether you're an adverturous couple, family, or group looking to experience some of the best snow conditions on the planet. You'll find incredibly welcoming, friendly resorts, perched amongst amazing Canadian mountain scenery. Venture off the slopes to discover towns and villages filled with après bars, shops, and restaurants. Plus, some of the most exhilarating winter activities and excursions you could imagine.
Snow conditions in Canada
Snow in Canada is often in pristine condition, due to the phenomenally consistent and abundant snowfall, plus the care put in by resort staff. Grooming is excellent, and the snow is generally beautifully light, dry powder. Many of the resorts open as early as November and remain open into May, so if you're travelling from Christmas to Easter, expect great conditions.
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, Montreal and Vancouver in the transfer time section on the property pages.