A guide to the best ski resorts in Canada | Canadian Affair (2022)

If you thought skiing started and ended with the Alps, it’s time to get to know Canada. Canada has some of the best skiing in the world in its iconic mountain ranges. From the Canadian Rockies to British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, there’s metres and metres of powder to be found in Canada.

Whistler is arguably Canada’s most famous resort, and justly so. It is regularly voted the best ski resort in the world and is one of the most popular Canada ski holidays you can go on. Whistler aside, Canada has dozens of top-notch ski resorts nestled among its peaks. Read on to find some of the best ski resorts in Canada:

Ski Resorts in British Columbia

Ski Resorts in Alberta

Ski Resorts in Eastern Canada

Ski Resorts in British Columbia

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Whistler Ski Resort, BC

This is the best-known ski resort in Canada and probably one of the most famous in the world. With good reason, we might add. The two connected mountain peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb together make up the biggest ski area in North America. The vast terrain means you can ski or snowboard at Whistler Ski Resort for a week or more without covering the same runs as there is always a new route to discover.

Thanks to its enviable location in the Pacific Coast Mountain Range, Whistler enjoys a huge amount of snow each year with regular fresh powder dumps. Their world record-breaking 2 PEAK gondola connects the two mountains and the lift system is quick and efficient. For non-skiers, there is plenty on offer including snow-tubing, zip lines and plenty of spas.

As Canada ski resorts go, this is a real all-rounder. Its excellent ski school and abundance of green runs make it perfect for families and novices alike. For the more experienced skiers, the high open bowls offer endless possibilities. There is such a range of accommodation in the purpose-built ski town that you can easily have a quiet night if you prefer. However, Whistler is famed for its vibrant atmosphere with a buzzing après scene that it would be remiss not to sample.

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Best for: An all-round resort. It’s truly vast, so the ski runs and resort offer something for everyone.

Getting here: Whistler is incredibly easy to get to. Fly direct into Vancouver and drive less than two hours to get there.

Places to stay: Two of our favourite hotels are the Fairmont Chateau and the Delta Suites. The Fairmont sits right at the base of Blackcomb Mountain with the signature luxury feel we’ve come to expect from Fairmont. The Health Spa is huge with a choice of swimming pools, Jacuzzis and steam rooms. The Delta offers authentic alpine-style accommodation right in the heart of Whistler Village. Perfect if you like to be close to the hustle and bustle.

Fast facts:

Ski area 8,171 acres

Elevation – 650m to 2,285m

Pistes – 20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced

6-day lift pass From $624 CAD

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Sun Peaks Resort, BC

The friendly Sun Peaks resort is made up of three peaks: Mount Morrisey, Sundance and Mount Tod which is the main peak. Although this is the biggest ski area after Whistler, the town is small and cosy with a really welcoming feel.

Around 80% of the accommodation is ski-in/ski-out, which combined with the traffic-free main street makes Sun Peaks so easy to get around. This combined with some of the best beginner terrain around makes it perfect for learners.

The resort is considered by many to be one of the best places to ski in Canada as the nursery slopes are right by the village centre and lifts. The ski school here is excellent and with over 130 runs, you’ll find plenty of green runs for the less experienced members of the group. For more practised skiers and snowboarders there are plenty of blue and black runs plus some advanced open bowls on Mt. Tod.

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Best for: Beginners thanks to its gentle terrain and friendly village.

Getting here: Sun Peaks is a 4 ½ hour drive from Vancouver, or you can also take an internal flight from either Vancouver or Calgary airport.

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Places to stay: The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel is as luxurious as it sounds. It’s just a few minutes from the village and offers beautiful views. It is also home to the only outdoor heated pool in Sun Peaks. Nancy Greene’s Hotel is set in the heart of the village and is named after the famous Olympian who is an ambassador for the resort. The rooms range from traditional doubles to studios and three-bedroom suites.

Fast facts

Ski area – 4,270 acres

Elevation – 1,255m to 2,080m

Pistes – 10% beginner, 58% intermediate, 32% advanced

6-day lift pass – From $414 CAD

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Big White Ski Resort, BC

Big White lives up to its name – its 105km of marked runs are nothing to be sniffed at. It’s one of the best ski resorts in Canada for families with an award-winning Kid’s Centre and virtually all accommodations with ski-in/ski-out access. The mid-mountain village is car-free which only adds to the safe and cosy feel of the resort.

The terrain is a paradise for intermediates with such a variety of groomed runs. There are better BC resorts for extreme and experienced skiers, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to keep new and advanced skiers occupied. There are plenty of single black diamond runs and even a handful of double black diamond runs through the steep alpine bowl to keep you busy.

Happy Valley sits at the bottom of the village and is a dream for any non-skiers or just those craving variety. Here you can go ice skating, ice climbing, tubing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing until late. The gondola serves Happy Valley until 10pm.

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Best for: Intermediates. The number of runs here is a dream.

Getting here: It’s easy to access the resort by taking an internal flight from Calgary or Vancouver into Kelowna and then hopping on the shuttle bus. Otherwise, it’s a 5 ½ hour drive from Vancouver.

Places to stay: Stonebridge Lodge is an all-suite hotel located at the base of the mountain just a few minutes from the village centre. Its location can’t be beaten and most of the rooms have outdoor hot tubs! The Inn at Big White is in the centre of the village resort and has a good restaurant.

Fast facts

Ski area – 2,655 acres

Elevation – 1,510m to 2,320m

Pistes – 18% beginner, 54% intermediate, 22% advanced, 6% expert

6-day lift pass – From $522 CAD

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC

The youngest of Canada’s ski resorts is the Revelstoke Mountain Resort, only established in 2007. But what it lacks in age it more than makes up for in credentials. It boasts big terrain, big snowfall and big vertical. Revelstoke is the most vertical in North America at 1,713m and enjoys a heady 15m of snow each year.

The area is famous for heliskiing, with access to some half a million acres of terrain. You can still enjoy plenty of off-piste adventures, but now there are 69 named runs and areas within the 3,121-acre ski resort. The wooded glades here are legendary and there are four high alpine bowls.

A gondola and two fast chair lifts provide access to the terrain, which is mostly ungroomed. There is also a brand-new terrain park with jumps, jibs and rollers to play in. The small resort at the foot of the slopes has a hotel, restaurant, bar and coffee shop. You can also stay in the down-to-earth town of Revelstoke itself, just five minutes away.

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Best for: Powder hounds. Due to the steep terrain, this resort suits intermediate and advanced skiers best.

Getting here: The best way is to take the shuttle bus from Kelowna Airport. You can catch an internal flight from Vancouver or Calgary to Kelowna. You should also consider looking at the different car hire services in Canada as it is a handy way to get around.

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Places to stay: The lovely Sutton Place Hotel is closest to the slopes. Its all-suite accommodation offers balconies with stunning mountain views and an outdoor pool and hot tub. Glacier House Resort is a great choice for those log cabin vibes, while the Hillcrest has gorgeous views over the Begbie Glacier.

Fast facts

Ski area – 3,121 acres

Elevation – 512m to 2,225m

Pistes – 7% beginner, 45% intermediate, 48% advanced

6-day lift pass – From $558 CAD

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Panorama Mountain Resort, BC

Panorama is lesser-known than its famous neighbours like Banff and Lake Louise, but this is only a good thing for those in the know. The resort offers one of the easiest experiences around, being largely-car free and with plenty of ski-in/ski-out access.

The vertical here is one of the biggest in North America at 1,220m. The ski area is mostly below the treeline, offering plenty of glade areas. Panorama is regarded as one of the best places to ski in Canada as there’s plenty of varied terrain for all abilities, but the piece de resistance is its double black diamond run in the Extreme Dream Zone.

A free gondola links the upper and lower villages of the resort. The upper village radiates around a skating rink and outdoor pool complex with swimming pools, waterslides and hot tubs. Perfect for kids and non-skiers! The village has plenty of accommodation options and direct access to the slopes.

Craig Burton, an author for A Luxury Travel Blog, highly recommends skiers to head to Panorama: “Test your technique over a terrain etched with deep ridges, where you’ll be twisting, undulating, dipping and swerving. The runs at Panorama are an adventurous skier’s dream, with epic views and a village just five minutes from the mountain.”

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Best for: Families. There are plenty of childcare options here as well as the pool complex and ski school.

Getting here: Panorama sits in British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains – Canada’s oldest. Calgary is the closest airport at around a 3 ½ hour drive away. There are also shuttle bus services which run between the resort and Calgary or Banff.

Places to stay: The Panorama Mountain Village covers both the Upper and Lower villages with a range of accommodation. There are hotel rooms, condos and even a hostel. Most have kitchen facilities and a balcony, and all have access to heated outdoor pools and hot tubs.

Fast facts

Ski area – 2,847 acres

Elevation – 1,150m to 2,375m

Pistes – 20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced

6-day lift pass – From $426 CAD

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Fernie Alpine Resort, BC

Fernie is a terrific choice for an all-round resort. It has a reputation for excellent powder, enjoying the dryness of the Rockies but with more annual snowfall than resorts like Banff. There is a good mix of runs for all abilities, with some bowls, steep glades and a terrain park for more experienced skiers and snowboarders.

For expert skiers, the resort has a cult status. It has plenty to keep you occupied but without being overcrowded. There is plenty of fresh snowfall (9m a year on average) along with steep, ungroomed terrain and glades. To make Fernie one of the best ski resorts in Canada, the resort has invested in on-going improvements of the area, but the seven lifts do mean that some of the terrain requires a lot of traversing to get there.

The resort village of Fernie is warm and welcoming but small, without a huge range of eating and drinking options. Head to Fernie town a couple of miles away and it’s a different story. There, you’ll find a lively dining and drinks scene.

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Best for: All-rounder. It has a good mix of terrain for different abilities and the option to keep things quiet in the resort or dive into après in the town.

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Getting here: Fernie nestles in the Lizard Range of the Canadian Rockies, in the East Kootenay region. Calgary airport is 3 ½ hours away from Fernie with shuttle bus options to get you there. A hire car might be handy though for getting from the resort to the town three miles away.

Places to stay: Lizard Creek Lodge is a luxury 4 ½ star resort steeped in rustic elegance. It’s located right by the slopes’ Elk quad chair lift, so the location couldn’t be better. The Best Western Plus in the town of Fernie is a great choice to get closer to the action.

Fast facts

Ski area – 2,504 acres

Elevation – 1,150m to 2,375m

Pistes – 20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced

6-day lift pass – From $444 CAD. There is also the option of a Rockies Card which gives you access to the neighbouring resorts of Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley and Nakiska.

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Ski Resorts in Alberta

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Big 3 in Banff, AB

These three world-class Canada ski resorts in Banff National Park combine to form one of the best ski areas in Canada. One pass will get you access to the Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay ski resorts in Alberta. The towns of Banff and Lake Louise are just half an hour apart and you can access all three ski resorts from the two towns.

Combined, the Big 3 in Banff ski area covers 7,748 acres with more than 300 runs. The runs are well serviced by two gondolas and 26 chairlifts. Plus, the whole region is blessed with plenty of that famed Rockies snow – dry, fluffy powder. Sunshine boasts the longest non-glacial ski season in Canada, spanning 7 months from November to May. Lake Louise is the biggest of the ski areas and is arguably the most picturesque. Mt. Norquay is considered a little, family-friendly gem.

The Banff ski area is one of the most famous in Canada, and with good reason. The facilities and infrastructure here are excellent, which is good considering the amount of visitors the area gets. But despite the area’s popularity, the towns have retained a friendly, relaxed charm. Banff is particularly jolly with dozens of bars and restaurants to enjoy. It’s here you’ll find the most bustle and the best après. Lake Louise is charming but sleepy.

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Best for: Sheer variety. With three ski resorts in one, it’s impossible to get bored here. You’ll never do the same run twice! It’s perfect for families thanks to the big range of terrain and there are plenty of accommodation options. It’s also a great choice for those who like to be near a bustling town and have the option of non-ski activities too.

Getting here: It’s only a 90-minute drive from Calgary Airport to Banff. If you have a car, you have the flexibility to explore the incredible Banff National Park and see some of the sights. However, there are also shuttle buses which run from the airport and between all the ski resorts.

Places to stay: Banff and Lake Louise both have plenty of options, though Banff is the bigger town. There is an iconic and luxurious Fairmont Hotel in both towns (Lake Louise and Banff Springs). In the town of Banff, the Banff Lodging Company provides umpteen highly-appointed ski lodges with roaring fires and that log cabin feel.

Fast facts

Ski area – 7,748 acres

Elevation – 1,630m to 2,730m

Pistes – 22% beginner, 45% intermediate, 33% advanced

6-day lift pass – From $474 CAD for access to the Big 3.

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Marmot Basin, Jasper AB

This ski resort is surrounded by the vast Jasper National Park and offers some of the most stunning views in Canada. That makes Marmot Basin a great choice if you have non-skiers in your group or if you want to combine some sightseeing on your ski holiday. The spectacular drive along the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper is a reason to visit in itself.

This ski area isn’t huge and particularly compared to the Banff resorts, the runs aren’t as big. However, this little resort makes up for it in character. It is far less crowded than other Banff and BC resorts and offers good value for money. It also has a very even spread of terrain from beginner to expert. There is a good mix of ski area above and below the treeline, offering both wide-open views and protected glades.

There is no lodging on the mountain, meaning you’ll need to base yourself in the town of Jasper, 30 minutes away. However, the town is utterly charming so that’s no bad thing. It is much quieter than Banff and has a less touristy, more authentic feel. There are still good options for dining and heading out, as well as services like ski school and childcare.

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Best for: Getting away from the crowds. Jasper is quiet and more remote than many other ski resorts.

Getting here: Fly into Calgary and take a couple of days to make the spectacular drive up the Icefields Parkway. It’s worth the time!

Places to stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a luxurious choice just out of town, with good restaurants and views. The Crimson is just a few minutes’ walk from Downtown Jasper.

Fast facts

Ski area – 1,675 acres

Elevation – 1,698m to 2,6120m

Pistes – 30% beginner, 30% intermediate, 20% advanced, 20% expert

6-day lift pass – From $162 CAD

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Ski Resorts in Eastern Canada

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Tremblant, QC

You might only know the Rockies for skiing in Canada, but there are plenty of other options too. Whistler is actually in the Coast Mountains rather than the Rockies, and there are even mountains on the east coast. Tremblant sits in Québec’s Laurentian Mountain Range and is a picture-perfect destination that has the added bonus of being near some good city-hopping.

The resort is especially good for beginners with a two-acre beginner area progressing to some long, easy green runs. Although it’s quite a small ski area, there are four distinct slopes to explore and some great terrain for snowboarders. The 30-acre Adrenaline Park sits on the South Side of Tremblant and features a half-pipe. There is also a ski school offering freestyle classes.

One of the best things about Tremblant is the village. This purpose-built pedestrian village has a fun, friendly, family feel. There are plenty of options for accommodation, dining and après. It’s also just 90 minutes from Downtown Montréal. For non-skiers, there is also the world-class Scandinave Spa to chill out at, offering outdoor hot tubs, waterfalls and steam rooms.

Travel blogger and photographer Macca Sherifi from An Adventurous World agrees that Mont Tremblant is a great place to visit: “I prefer it in winter when you can go skiing and snowboarding. The quaint village at Mont Tremblant was actually designed to look like a Swiss alpine town; imagine dreamy chalets and cute mountain huts.”

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Best for: Families, beginners and those who love the village feel.

Getting here: The resort is just a 90-minute drive from Montréal airport.

Places to stay: The village is full of options, from hotels to condos. Our favourite is the Fairmont Tremblant, which offers luxurious and elegant accommodation.

Fast facts

Ski area – 665 acres

Elevation – 230m to 875m

Pistes – 21% beginner, 32% intermediate, 47% advanced

6-day lift pass – From $510 CAD

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Where is the best skiing in Canada? ›

10 Best Ski Resorts in Canada
  • Banff. In the heart of the Canadian Rockies you will find the bustling town of Banff, which is connected to the scenic village of Lake Louise. ...
  • Panorama. Panorama is one of the best ski resorts in Canada for families. ...
  • Revelstoke. ...
  • Sun Peaks. ...
  • Tremblant. ...
  • Fernie. ...
  • Kicking Horse. ...
  • SilverStar.
1 May 2022

What is the 2nd largest ski resort in Canada? ›

Sun Peaks Ski Resort

Sun Peaks is Canada's second largest ski area, after Whistler but is still largely unknown outside of Canada and even one of the lesser-known resorts within Canada.

Is skiing better in Canada or US? ›

The number of ski areas in the US is almost double than that of Canada. “The mountains are bigger, the snow is deeper, and the crowds are non-existent—the promised land of skiing is north of the border.” Some of the unbelievable areas in Canada have been captured on film several times.

Is Jasper or Banff better for skiing? ›

When it comes to Jasper vs Banff for better ski hills, Banff wins. There are more ski hills to choose from in Banff, including more of a variety. If you're in Banff National Park you have access to some of the finest ski hills around, including Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, and Norquay.

Which Canadian resort gets the most snow? ›

Whitewater Ski Resort, B.C. Whitewater Ski Resort, on British Columbia's famed Powder Highway, is the snowiest resort in Canada with 472 inches of annual snowfall.

What is the ski capital of the world? ›


What is the most luxurious ski resort? ›

The most exclusive ski resorts around the globe
  • Courchevel 1850, France. Chalet Edelweiss. ...
  • Val d'lsere, France. Chalet Chene. ...
  • Verbier, Switzerland. Chalet The Lodge. ...
  • Méribel, France. Chalet Lapin Blanc. ...
  • Zermatt, Switzerland. Chalet Les Agnes. ...
  • Lech, Austria. Chalet M. ...
  • Whistler, BC, Canada. Chalet Heli. ...
  • San Cassiano, Italy.
17 Feb 2022

What is the hardest place to ski in the world? ›

Most Difficult Ski Resorts
  • Chamonix, France. It is home to a World Cup downhill course and has some of the most challenging off-piste terrain. ...
  • Fernie, Canada. ...
  • Jackson Hole, USA. ...
  • Kicking Horse, Canada. ...
  • Palisades Tahoe, USA (formerly Squaw Valley) ...
  • St Anton, Austria. ...
  • Verbier, Switzerland. ...
  • Val d'Isere, France.
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Is skiing a rich person sport? ›

Also, you need to be able to get up the mountain, so you will need to buy lift passes. Ski resorts are not known for being cheap places to eat and drink. Also, lift passes can be very expensive, especially in North America. All this may suggest that skiing is a rich person's sport.

Where is the best snow in Canada? ›

Best Canadian Ski Resorts
ResortTrue Snowfall*
1Whistler BC419 in
2Whitewater BC395 in
3Revelstoke BC367 in
4Fernie Alpine Resort BC376 in
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Where Did Princess Diana like to ski? ›

Lech, Austria

The picturesque village of Lech was one of Princess Diana's favourite ski resorts. She was an annual visitor, and it was the destination for princes William and Harry's first ever ski trip.

Where do the rich and famous ski? ›

Beaver Creek ski resort Colorado USA - "Not exactly roughing it" is their slogan and that really encapsulates the character of Beaver Creek. Ski at Beaver Creek and you may well share a lift with the rich and famous and look out for the homes of movie stars and ex-presidents.

What is the snowiest ski resort in the world? ›

Mount Baker, Washington

Little known Mount Baker in Washington has an annual snowfall of roughly 16.8 metres, blowing everything in Europe out of the water. Furthermore, this is the snowiest resort in the world!

What is the best month to ski Banff? ›

February to April is considered the peak of ski season. Both January and February can have lots of snow, but bitterly cold temperatures. Into April the slopes can start to get a bit icy. March can be one of the best times to ski, with longer daylight hours, warmer temperatures and good snow conditions.

Is Lake Louise or Moraine better? ›

Moraine Lake is only half the size of its nearby neighbour Lake Louise, but perhaps even more scenic. It's situated at an elevation of 1883 meters in the beautiful Valley Of The Ten Peaks in Banff National Park. This glacier-fed lake becomes the most intense and vivid shade of turquoise blue.

Is 3 nights in Jasper enough? ›

Spending 3 days in Jasper gives you plenty of time to explore everything the area offers without feeling rushed! You will spend your days exploring the many must-see attractions near Jasper and along the Icefields Parkway. Your 3 days in Jasper will bring you to stunning lakes, trails, mountain views, and waterfalls!

Where is the warmest winter place in Canada? ›

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia holds the title for the warmest city in Canada during the winter. Daily average highs reach 9°C and nightly lows only drop to around 4°C. Average annual snowfall is low at 25 cm. Victoria only has one day per year where the temperature will drop below zero.

Where is the harshest winter in Canada? ›

Winnipeg, Manitoba has the coldest winter weather of any major Canadian city. It ranks first for the lowest average temperatures. Winnipeg also is Canada's city that most often drops to -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit) or below and it is least likely to have a day above freezing during winter.

What are the five warmest cities in winter in Canada? ›

Among these, the Ontario cities of Toronto, Windsor and St. Catharines stand out as having a consistently warmer winter climate than the rest. Victoria, BC is the unchallenged leader among Canada's large cities for winter heat. It ranks several degrees and days ahead of the others for warm weather.

Who has the best snow on earth? ›

According to research by University of Utah atmospheric scientist Jim Steenburgh, the combination of climate conditions that brew over the Wasatch Mountain resorts in Salt Lake City's Cottonwood Canyons is the reason why many believe Utah snow is the best for deep-powder skiing and riding.

What is Canada's largest ski area? ›

#1 Whistler-Blackcomb — 8,171 acres

There should be few surprises when it comes to the largest ski area in Canada.

What is the longest ski run in the world? ›

Klein Matterhorn to Valtournenche, Zermatt-Cervina, Switzerland and Italy. The route from the Klein Matterhorn to Valtournenche is the longest red ski run in the world. It is 22km long and goes across the Swiss-Italian border from Zermatt to Cervina.

Where do celebrities like to ski? ›

Aspen, Colorado, USA: the Hollywood of winter

Undoubtedly, the number one celebrity ski hotspot is Aspen, Colorado. Located in the Rocky Mountains region, the resort is home to 337 runs snuggled between snow-capped mountains and brimming with opulent nightlife flashpoints.

Where is the most expensive place to ski? ›

Top 9 Most Expensive Ski Towns in the World
  • #8. Davos, Switzerland.
  • #7. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
  • #6. Zermatt, Switzerland.
  • #5. St. Moritz, Switzerland.
  • #4. Aspen, Colorado.
  • #3. Kitzbühel, Austria.
  • #2. Vail, Colorado.
  • #1. Gstaad, Switzerland.
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What causes most skiing deaths? ›

These are the most common causes of ski accidents: Out-of-control snowboarders and skiers. Ski equipment malfunction. Failure to wear a helmet.

What is the coldest ski resort? ›

Cannonball Express – Cannon Mountain, NH, USA

Anyone who's ever ridden the Cannonball Quad chairlift at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, N.H. could argue it's a great place to ski and ride but also the coldest place on Earth.

What is the easiest mountain to ski? ›

9 top North America resorts to learn to ski
  • 1) Buttermilk. Buttermilk's designated beginner area features crowd-free, gentle slopes, a magic carpet and beginner lift. ...
  • 2) Aspen Snowmass. ...
  • 3) Heavenly, California. ...
  • 4) Steamboat Springs, Colorado. ...
  • 5) Beaver Creek, Colorado. ...
  • 9) Okemo, Vermont.
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Why skiing is a ridiculously good workout? ›

Skiing and snowboarding heavily targets the lower body muscles. Skiing naturally keeps the body in the squat position, which strengthens the quads, hamstrings, calves, and glutes.

Do you lean forward when skiing? ›

You only need to lean forwards enough to put your centre of gravity over the middle of the ski. The reason that this has become a myth is that one of the most common mistakes made by people learning to ski, is that they lean back, and that instructors are always telling them to lean forwards.

Where do rich Americans ski? ›

Aspen, Colorado

The glamorous ski town of Aspen is no stranger to billionaires and celebrities and now, many wealthy denizens are considering a primary residence in the glitzy town.

What is the hardest ski run in North America? ›

Rambo, Crested Butte Mountain, Colorado, USA

With a max gradient of 55 degrees, Rambo has the record of "the steepest ski run in the United States." Rambo is a 200-meter-long-straight, allow the skiers to ski down the magnificent slope at full speed.

What is the hardest mountain to ski in America? ›

Silverton comes out on top as the most difficult ski area (not really a resort) in North America. This is due to its insane summit elevation over 13,000 feet, and the fact that 100% of its trails are rated “expert”.

What is the snow capital of Canada? ›

St. John's, Newfoundland and Saguenay, Quebec top the lists as Canada's snowiest large cities. St. John's ranks first for total amount of snow, while Saguenay has the most days with fresh snowfall.
Greatest Amount of Snow.
Montréal, Quebec82.5209.5
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What is the best time to ski in Canada? ›

Visiting Canada between December and March is generally the ideal time if you want the best skiing and snowboarding conditions. If you're looking to get the best price, travelling during late March to early April is best, as both the crowds and the snow have slowed down as the warmer months begin.

What is the coldest place in Canada? ›

Nunavut. In general, according to statistics, Eureka in Nunavut is the coldest place in Canada, with average temperatures hovering around −19.7 °C or −3 °F for the year.

Where does Prince Charles go skiing? ›

The British Royal Family are famous for hitting the slopes. Many column inches are filled in the press worldwide each winter covering their ski trips. Klosters is known to be Prince Charles' resort of choice. But the younger generation (William and Kate) are equally likely to be seen on the slopes of Verbier.

Where do the royal family go skiing? ›

While they've been known to spend their ski holidays in places like Verbier, Switzerland and Courchevel, France, the royal family have a preference for Klosters, the luxury ski resort in the Swiss Alps.

Who cried at Diana's funeral? ›

Actors Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks were among the mourners at the funeral.

Where does Tom Brady like to ski? ›

Tom often does just that at the exclusive, members-only Yellow Stone Club in Montana, with his supermodel wife as his chairlift buddy.

What is the most popular country to ski in? ›

The Top 5 Countries For Skiing In The World
  • France. The undisputed champion of the world of skiing is undoubtedly France. ...
  • Switzerland. The 4 Valleys area of Switzerland is one of the most beautiful ski destinations in the world. ...
  • Italy. ...
  • United States. ...
  • Japan.
1 Mar 2017

What is America's snowiest city? ›

1. Syracuse, New York: 127.8 inches. Syracuse takes home the crown as the snowiest city in America, averaging 127.8 inches each winter. That's just shy of 11 feet of snow, most of which is courtesy of the large body of water to its northwest: Lake Ontario.

Where is the rarest place to snow? ›

  • The Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Surprisingly, one of the coldest continents (Antarctica) is also home to a place that's never seen snow. ...
  • Cairo, Egypt: With its desert climate, precipitation of any kind is a rarity in Cairo (it averages less than one inch of rainfall each year).
17 Oct 2022

What are the top 6 snowiest cities? ›

We examined 30-year average annual snowfall data from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center from 1981-2010 to come up with a list of America's Six Snowiest Cities.
Is Your City the Snowiest?
Average Yearly Snow
New York City26.7"
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7 Jan 2015

What 3 provinces of Canada are popular for downhill skiing? ›

Most of Canada's skiing is found in the eastern provinces of Quebec and Ontario and the western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. In the east, Quebec has 56 ski areas and Ontario counts 32 areas within its border.

Where in Canada has the best mountains? ›

  • Whistler Blackcomb (British Columbia)
  • Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, and Mount Norquay (Alberta)
  • Sun Peaks (British Columbia)
  • Le Massif de Charlevoix (Quebec)
  • Mont-Tremblant (Quebec)
  • Blue Mountain (Ontario)
  • Crabbe Mountain (New Brunswick)
  • Ben Eoin (Nova Scotia)
18 Dec 2020

Who has the warmest winters in Canada? ›

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia holds the title for the warmest city in Canada during the winter. Daily average highs reach 9°C and nightly lows only drop to around 4°C. Average annual snowfall is low at 25 cm. Victoria only has one day per year where the temperature will drop below zero.

What is the oldest ski resort in Canada? ›

Established in 1926, Mount Norquay Ski Resort (Norquay) is one of the “Big 3” ski and snowboard resorts in Banff National Park. It is on Mount Norquay just outside the town of Banff.

What is the skiing capital of the world? ›


What is the cheapest week to ski? ›

1. Ski the low season if you don't have kids. Ski holiday prices are not the same for the whole winter. The weeks of New Year and February half term are the most expensive: and in early December, most of January, and mid-March they're considerably cheaper.

Is it better to ski at night or day? ›

The slopes are less crowded at night.

The result is that there are fewer people. That means shorter lift lines and maximum runs. You can ski as much in 2 hours (with no lift lines) as you can in 4 hours or more of day skiing. For the hard core skier, this is clearly heaven on earth.

What month is the snow season in Canada? ›

Regardless of where you go in Canada, the best snowfall usually occurs between the months of December through March.

Where is the prettiest place in Canada? ›

  • Western Brook Pond. Newfoundland and Labrador. ...
  • Cavendish Beach. Prince Edward Island. ...
  • Banff National Park. Alberta. ...
  • Dempster Highway. Yukon. ...
  • Auyuittuq National Park. Nunavut. ...
  • Gaspésie. Québec. ...
  • The Northwest Passage. Nunavut.
25 Jul 2022

What is considered the most beautiful city in Canada? ›

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver is easily the most beautiful city in Canada. With mountains to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the enormous Stanley Park right downtown, the city's landscapes are jaw-droppingly gorgeous.


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