15 Canada Ski Resorts You Need to Check Out

There isn’t a better place in the world to ski than the ski resorts in Canada. Many other international destinations receive praise, but for us, the incredible terrain, excellent service, beautiful nature, and lack of crowds make these Canada ski resorts stand out.

There may not be many bars and restaurants on the slopes here as ski resorts are about one thing; ski and snowboard. As veterans of Western Canada, we share our insights into our favorite ski resorts. It may be a hotly contested subject about the best ski resort, but you can’t go wrong with any of these Canada ski resorts.


Skiing in Canada

On Mountain Cabin at Panorama Ski Resort
at Panorama Mountain Resort

There is no denying that Canada has an abundance of snow and big mountains perfect for skiing. To make things better Canadian ski resorts are often quiet and welcoming locals. Add to the fact that Canadian ski resorts come in at a fraction of the price compared to Switzerland or Colorado, and you have a wonderful country to go ski or snowboard.

There is a wide variety of terrain, and if there is a particular type of ski you love, there is likely a resort in Canada that is the perfect fit. In Canada, you can find everything from big open bowls, freshly groomed runs, tree skiing, bottomless powder, and stomach-turning chutes and drops. It’s not the place for a wild apres-ski scene, luxury.

Canada is is our favorite place in the world to snowboard. If you’re looking to plan your next ski vacation, then check out some of these fabulous resorts. We’ve been to about every notable resort in Canada and will keep this list updated with the best Canada ski resorts to visit every winter.


The Best Ski Resorts in Canada


Lake Louise Ski Resort

Highlights

  • Lake Louise
  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Town of Banff is an excellent destination
  • Variety of Terrain
  • Chutes and Bowls
  • Wildlife
  • Ski touring options
  • Reliable snow
  • Lack of crowds on weekdays
  • Ikon Pass (7 days to SkiBig3)

Open/Close

  • Open: First Week of November
  • Close: First Week of May

Closest Airport

  • Calgary Intl. Airport (YYC)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $129
  • Youth: $99

Between screaming down groomers or tackling a bowl at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, the resort’s location in Banff National Park provides you with some fresh air and stunning views. Of all the ski resorts globally, Lake Louise has some of the best sights, and it’s easily one of the best places to ski in Canada.

It also happens to be one of the largest ski resorts in North America, with 4,200 acres covering four mountain faces. Last year Lake Louise replaced an old pommel lift with a brand new lift and added the West Bowl, 400 acres of avy controlled excellent free ride terrain. The terrain varies between beautiful groomers, challenging steeps, and expert-level chutes.

lake louise ski resort

Skiing here is challenging, and the longest run here stretches for nearly five miles so start working out your leg muscles now. Lake Louise is a crowd favorite and should be on every skier’s bucket list. Combine that great terrain with a cold climate that keeps the snow in good shape all season.

Crowds are mild mid-week, but weekends can be busy, no thanks to nearby Calgary. However, there are many activities to do around Banff National Park when the weekend rolls around.

The cold climate ensures Lake Louise has one of the longest seasons in Canada, and it often stretches from November to May! Lake Louise is no powder hound’s mecca as the average snowfall is around 500 centimeters, but it’s near one of the best ski towns in Canada – Banff!

At the Lake Louise Ski World Cup

The snow that does manage to fall on the mountain is of the best quality as the dry air, and cold climates make for great snow. Snowfall here is a bit of a mixed bag.

There is one significant downside to Lake Louise, which comes with the cost and lack of accommodation. Since it’s in a national park, there are no hotels on the mountain and only a handful of hotels in Lake Louise village. Most visitors will plan a trip to Lake Louise with a stay in nearby Banff, a 40-minute drive.

While the town of Banff is not cheap, it does an excellent job catering to visitors. There are some excellent dining options, activities, and attractions in the town center. Plus, the town has an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife — you’ll likely spot plenty of elk in town during the winter months.

Around Banff are three ski resorts – Mt. Norquay, Banff Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise, forming a collective called SkiBig3. Mt. Norquay is like the ugly cousin compared to the other two, but Sunshine Village is a worthy addition to Lake Louise on a ski trip.


Whistler—Blackcomb

whistler

Highlights

  • Advanced terrain inbounds
  • Incredible off-piste
  • Great lift infrastructure
  • Large village
  • Big terrain
  • Lots of accommodation
  • Terrain parks
  • Restaurants and nightlife
  • Off mountain activites

Open/Close

  • Open: Third Week of November
  • Close: Mid-Late May

Closest Airport

  • Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $169 Advance Purchase
  • Youth: $144 Advance Purchase

Whistler—Blackcomb may be the most well-known ski-resort in North America, let alone Canada. Just about every list of the best ski resorts in the world places Whistler-Blackcomb near the top, if not number one.

It is in the town of Whistler and just a two-hour drive from Vancouver on the Sea to Sky Highway. It is an epic place to have a ski holiday in Canada. Whistler is the largest ski resort in North America and has over 2 million visitors a year.

Along with Aspen and other Colorado Resorts in the United States, it’s also one of the most expensive places to have a ski or snowboard holiday in the world. Even though it may be crowded and make you go broke, the terrain at Whistler is nothing short of amazing.

There is something for everyone, and even the experts rave about it. We were shocked by the extensive bowls, wide-open pistes, glade tree skiing, chutes, couloirs, numerous terrain parks, and steep exposed lines. Add to all of that an average snowfall of nearly 12 meters a year is nothing to scoff at, but it is generally wet coastal snow. Whistler-Blackcomb is technically two mountains that form one colossal ski resort connected by the massive Peak-2-Peak Gondola.

Whistler Village has a plethora of accommodation options, the apres-ski scene is vibrant, spas are abundant, and there is no shortage of shops and Whistler restaurants. It’s more than well suited to cater to any visitor’s needs. There’s also a wealth of activities and tours to do around Whistler that is not related to skiing.

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort

revelstoke mountain lodge

Highlights

  • Absolutely epic on a powder day
  • Open terrain
  • Lift Infrastructure
  • Fantastic Tree Skiing
  • High vertical
  • Not crowded
  • Some of the best skiing in Canada

Open/Close

  • Open: End Of November
  • Close: Mid April

Closest Airport

  • Kelowna Airport (YLW)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $109-139 (Advanced Purchase)
  • Youth: $74-92 (Advanced Purchase)

At a place like Revelstoke, it’s common to see someone tear down the mountain and huck a backflip off a cat track under the Stoke Chair. The skiers and boarders on this mountain can rip.

Over the years, Revelstoke has grown to be a mecca for die-hard skiers and boarders. Many heli-ski operations call the Revelstoke home, the mountain receives enormous amounts of snow, and the backcountry ski routes are the stuff of legends. If you’ve watched a ski movie in the last decade, there’s definitely been a segment that included some shots from Revelstoke.

This Canada ski resort has a reputation that proceeds itself for outstanding freeride terrain, tree skiing, and legendary powder. A large portion of this resort was previously only accessible via cat skis until the 2007/2008 season when a gondola and two fast chairlifts began service on the mountain.

All of this opened up a dizzying amount of terrain (3000 acres) and the biggest vertical in North America (1,713m). To top it all off, the Revelstoke gets plenty of fresh powder at 12m a year on average. We’ve ridden at Revy over 15 days and have never had a bad day there. That’s not to say they don’t happen, but every one of our random days at the epic resort has been met with lots of fresh pow.

The only reason it’s not higher on our list is the terrain is primarily ungroomed and steep, so it’s not ideal for beginners and intermediate riders. The highest vertical in North America is also more of technicality as the ski at the bottom of the mountain is often garbage (we’ve seen ice, rain, mud, and rocks).

Revelstoke also lacks a resort infrastructure and a complete holiday package. Revelstoke town is far from the prettiest Canadian ski town, and while there are a handful of nice hotels, cabins, and restaurants, it still leaves a lot to be desired. It’s not a full holiday package for the family but a destination for experts and advanced riders to check off the list.

things-to-do-in-revelstoke

It’s a destination for those who want some excellent ski in a stunning setting. As tourism grows with more hotels, restaurants, and bars, this Canadian Ski Resort will make more lists. And there are enough passionate locals to where that’s likely going to happen.


Mont Tremblant

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Best skiing in Eastern Canada
  • Charming village
  • Many things to do for a full family-friendly holiday
  • Accessible to Montreal
  • Affordable

Open/Close

  • Open: Late November
  • Close: Mid April

Closest Airport

  • Montreal (YHU)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $79 – 90
  • Youth: $53 – 61

Mont Tremblant was our first snowboard destination in North America after a month in the Swiss Alps, and I must say it did not disappoint! We spent two days shredding it on the slopes of one of the best ski resorts in Canada.

The summit sits at almost 900 meters and offers breathtaking views over the Laurentians. The resort’s pistes spread out from the summit, and there are many possibilities for all ski and snowboard abilities.

Those visitors will find a ski area with 96 ski trails and 79 km of piste with various greens, blues, and blacks. Mont Tremblant’s incredible snowmaking and grooming abilities are considered some of the best in North America. It’s famed for being the best ski resort on the East Coast, and that may be true. The terrain is not the West Coast, but it does boast some excellent tree skiing when the snow is good.

Above all else, Mont-Tremblant offers exceptional Quebec charm in a sea of maple trees. People are just darn friendly here, and the resort offers the best holiday on the East Coast. It’s also the only resort from the East Coast we’ve bothered to place on this list. There are many family-friendly winter activities to enjoy in the area and plenty of maple syrup to go around!

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Banff Sunshine Village

Highlights

  • Long season
  • Natural beauty
  • The town of Banff serve visitors well
  • Terrain Variety
  • Chutes and Bowls
  • Wildlife
  • Ski touring options

Open/Close

  • Open: Early November
  • Close: Mid May

Closest Airport

  • Calgary (YYC)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $129
  • Youth: $99

Banff Sunshine is a mountain that offers something to everyone from professionals right down to beginners. You can easily find yourself smack dab in freeride terrain that would be considered out-of-bounds in other resorts or cruising down a mellow green to the Trappers Pub. Jagged peaks loom high above alpine trees, and the views are unparalleled.

When you first arrive in the parking lot, the mountain does not look like much as the base is simply a gondola station and one restaurant. To reach the actual resort base, guests must take a 15-minute gondola that delivers them into a sprawling resort that looks like it belongs in the Alps, not North America.

Sunshine Village Ski Resort

Sunshine Village has a central resort center with several restaurants, shops, and a hotel. It serves as an excellent meeting point for groups of varying riding abilities. From the center, several lifts go out to the mountains and ridges in the area. Since the resort base is high in elevation, most of the runs are relatively short. There is a ton of variety in the terrain and something for every level of skier.

Don’t let the expert terrain detract you from visiting the resort, as it also has a plethora of groomed beginner and intermediate runs. The resort has something for everyone, and the base area makes for a perfect central point to meet after skiing the surrounding peaks.

The downside to Banff Sunshine Village are the shorter runs and lower visibility. Similar to Lake Louise, it also suffers from a lack of snowfall compared to most of the ski resorts in B.C. The cold temperatures in the park do preserve the snow relatively well—it can get icy and windswept.

Learn more About Sunshine Village


Sun Peaks Resort

Highlights

  • Beginner friendly, but still challenging for experts
  • Every lift has a green run down
  • Ski in – ski out accommodation
  • Three mountains so it’s never too crowded
  • Big terrain park
  • Glades
  • Full Resort

Open/Close

  • Open: Mid November
  • Close: Mid April

Closest Airport

  • Kamloops (YKA) or Vancouver (YVR)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $83 – 139 (Advance Purchase)
  • Youth: $66 – 111 (Advance Purchase)

Sun Peaks ski resort trails are well laid out and pretty easy to navigate, with almost all runs leading back to the base village. It makes for easy navigating, and it is nearly impossible to get lost, especially in comparison to Switzerland and Austria, where skiers and boarders can quickly end up in another village or country if they don’t pay attention.

The resort doesn’t serve as a mecca for ski bums, but that doesn’t mean the ski runs aren’t notable. Several challenging pistes, bowls, glades, and an excellent terrain park with plenty to offer expert and advanced ability levels.

It’s a friendly full-service ski resort and the second largest in Canada, smaller than the monstrous Whistler-Blackcomb, but really great for families and those looking for a full on ski vacation. Sun Peaks also has some of the best snow ghost trees we’ve found in Canada!

Learn More About Sun Peaks


Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Highlights

  • Champagne powder
  • Alpine terrain
  • Techincal runs that will challenge any expert
  • Free Ride World Tour stop
  • High vertical
  • Not crowded
  • Golden is an awesome little town

Open/Close

  • Open: Mid December
  • Close: Mid April

Closest Airport

  • Caglary (YYC)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $126 – 144
  • Youth: $95 – 108

British Columbia is well known for its legendary ski resorts, and Kicking Horse consistently makes the list of best ski resorts in Canada. The Kicking Horse Ski Area was only heli-skiing for years, but with the addition of a massive gondola, a world of terrain opened up to everyone.

This Canadian ski resort is no beginner’s mountain with some crazy double black diamond chutes and bowls. Over half the runs on the mountain are either rated as black or double black, and it’s well known for being an advanced and expert riders mountain with very few beginner’s runs.

What makes the mountain even better is its location on the Powder Highway and is known for getting epic snow dumps and being the “Champagne Powder Capital of Canada.

We also love the town of Golden that sits below the mountain, and there are some great restaurants in Golden to eat at after a day out on the mountain. If you get the chance, check out Whitetooth Brewing, as it’s one of our favorite breweries in the area.


RED Mountain Resort

Highlights

  • Abundant snowfall
  • Quiet even on powder days
  • Rossland is a cute and charming town
  • Expert and Advanced terrain
  • Long runs
  • Some of the best skiing in Canada

Open/Close

  • Open: Early December
  • Close: Early April

Closest Airport

  • Spokane, Washington, USA

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $105
  • Youth: $84

We had heard fantastic things about Red Mountain in Rossland, so we were super excited to check it off the list this year finally. Red Mountain is on the Powder Highway and is known around B.C. for getting tons of snow (above 750 cm per season!).

Of course, this left us with high expectations of epic powder days. I am happy to report that we spent one week in Rossland and got four powder days in January – yes, four! The other days the resort rode exceptionally well too! Red Resort is a pretty sleepy resort, and at first glance, it may look like a small resort. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Red Mountain is an impressive 1,558 hectares/3,850 acres with three mountains to ski and snowboard.

Red Mountain is the tamest but still has some steep tree skiing. In comparison, Granite has fantastic steep terrain that will have advanced and expert-level skiers screaming down.

There are impressive cliff drops too. Grey Mountain is the newest edition to Red Resort and has excellent groomed runs and steep powder drops. There is a lot to keep expert skiers and boarders entertained here, and to be honest, there’s not a ton of beginner/intermediate terrain.

Red Mountain is known for its tree skiing, and there is lots of it. It’s enjoyable when they turn to snow ghosts. Red typically gets quite a lot of powder, though expect it to be heavy B.C. coastal snow much of the time.

Red Mountain is one of the oldest ski hills in North America, dating back to creating the Red Mountain Ski Club in the first decade of the 1900s!

Their lifts need some serious upgrading. They are painfully slow, especially the Motherload chair, which gets you up Granite Mountain and to all the best terrain. That means on an epic day, you won’t be able to lap the mountain as much as you might want, but the slow chairs keep the powder lasting longer, at least.

Since Red Resort is somewhat unheard of and in the middle of nowhere, there are hardly any crowds at Red. It’s a local kind of mountain, and even on a powder day, you’ll have run all to yourself.


Panorama Mountain Resort

Highlights

  • New resort with modern amenities
  • Great freeride terrain
  • Beginner and Expert terrain parks
  • Resort Amenities (skating rink and outdoor hot pool complex, with swimming pools, water slides, hot tubs and a sauna)
  • Terrain for everyone
  • Night skiing

Open/Close

  • Open: Early December
  • Close: Mid April

Closest Airport

  • Caglary (YYC)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $96 – 128
  • Youth: $85 – 113

Panorama is a hidden secret in the Purcell Mountain range on the Powder Highway. Many opt for other full-service resorts in Canada and the U.S. When it comes to ski holidays, people tend to think in the hive mind – as they all flock to the same resorts. That means ski resorts in Colorado, California, and Vermont can become insanely busy and overpriced.

We find none of the headaches of a busy resort at Panorama near Invermere and Radium Hot Springs. The Canadian ski resort boasts an impressive 4,000 feet of vertical, so your legs will be burning by the time you reach the bottom of the lift, but there are plenty of beautiful places to stop off and enjoy a cappuccino if you fancy.

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Fernie Alpine Resort

Highlights

  • Champagne powder
  • Alpine terraiAbundant snowfall
  • Cool “Wild West” feel
  • Small town charm
  • Experts Mountain
  • Few children
  • Long runs
  • Some of the best skiing in Canada

Open/Close

  • Open: Mid December
  • Close: Mid April

Closest Airport

  • Caglary (YYC)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $126 – 144
  • Youth: $95 – 108

Fernie has been named one of the best ski towns globally by countless sites and magazines, including National Geographic. It’s historically a mining town and voted the “Best Little Town in B.C.,” and for a good reason. Fernie is one of our favorite spots in all of Canada

This resort in the Canadian Rockies is known for drowning in piles of snow. They see an average of nearly 9m of snow or about 29 ft a year. It’s spread over 2,504 acres of terrain, including five large bowls, ridges, and meadows. To explore all that the mountain has to offer would take a season at least, with countless options for new lines.

Located in the British Columbia Rockies, Fernie Alpine Resort is the ski destination that powder-lovers dream of and is another expert mountain. With 2,504 acres of terrain spread over five spectacular open alpine bowls, ridges, and glades, there is an endless adventure on this mountain. The one saying you’ll hear a lot in Fernie is “steep and deep.”

The only downside we’ve found with Fernie is it’s relatively short season compared to other resorts in the area. We’ve been riding in puddles of water in mid March here before.


Marmot Basin

Highlights

  • Quiet Compared to Other Canadian Rockies Resorts
  • Family friendly
  • The town of Jasper is awesome
  • Wealth of activities around Jasper
  • Stunning Views of Jasper National Park

Open/Close

  • Open: Mid November
  • Close: Early May

Closest Airport

  • Edmonton (YEG)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $115
  • Youth: $94

Marmot Basin is a beautiful resort in Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Compared to the Banff resorts, it is far quieter. The resort isn’t huge at 1,675 acres, but in that skiable terrain, it packs a whole lot of punch and amazing views of Jasper National Park.

Marmot Basin has a vertical drop of 914 meters, with most of the resort above the treeline. There’s some good off-piste riding for advanced riders, and if you get lucky and hit this Canada ski resort on a powder day mid-week, you’ll be doing powder turns all day. In general, there’s something for everyone here with alpine bowls, tight tree runs, glades, moguls, and of course, groomers. There are even a few cliff features for expert riders.

Marmot Basin

The only downside is Marmot Basin doesn’t get that much powder, with an average of fewer than 5 meters in a season. Still, the quality is excellent, and like other resorts in the Rockies, the snow sticks around thanks to the cold temperatures.

Marmot Basin is an alpine ski area less than 30 minutes drive away from Jasper. With 91 named runs on four mountain faces and 3,000 vertical feet of drop, it’s one of those Canada ski resorts that deserve more recognition.

Learn More About Jasper


Kimberley Alpine Resort

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Great night skiing
  • Good mix of runs for all
  • Quiet

Open/Close

  • Open: Mid December
  • Close: Early April

Closest Airport

  • Caglary (YYC)

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $99 – 114
  • Youth: $74 – 86

It may be one of our favorites in the area just because it is so unassuming. Unlike Fernie, Kicking Horse, or Panorama, there are no massive bowls, famed double blacks, or white knuckle glades to scare your ski pants off at Kimberley.

canada ski resorts

Instead, it is a magical, simple, and quiet mountain that’s perfect for ripping a groomer or letting your kids have fun on their own without fearing they’ll fall off a cliff. A large part of it is across the valley in the Purcell mountain range.

If you like gladed runs, you’ll love Kimberley. The tree-lined runs off the Black Forest are a real treat. It was arguably our quietest time on pistes as we never saw another skier or snowboarder in our path. If you’re looking for our favorite run on the mountain, it would be Vortex. It’s a tree-lined run in the Black Forest area with a natural half-pipe perfect for snowboarders and skiers.


Whitewater

Highlights

  • Tons of pow!
  • Nearby Nelson has plenty to offer visitors
  • Epic tree skiing
  • Quiet, local mountain that rarely sees crowds

Open/Close

  • Open: Mid December
  • Close: Early April

Closest Airport

  • Castlegar

Avg Lift Ticket Cost

  • Adult: $115
  • Youth: $91

Just an hour away from Rossland is Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson. Whitewater is similar to Red Resort in that it is small, quiet, old school, and gets lots of powder.

They get quite a bit more than Red, despite being so close. Averaging 12 meters of snow annually, Whitewater is a favorite Canadian Ski Resort. Powderhounds rates it the best ski resort in Canada. The tree skiing is even better than Red Mountain at Whitewater, with fresh powder typically falling all around. It’s another small resort that does not get busy, so you don’t have to compete for freshies and stand in lines for hours.

Whitewater isn’t as big as Red Mountain and offers less terrain. But what it lacks is the terrain it makes up for in snowfall. The best part is nearby Nelson is a cool ski town with an artsy mountain feel!

Learn More About Nelson


Nakiska Ski Are

Canada ski resort

Highlights

  • Proximity to Calgary
  • Fun gladed area
  • Super quiet during the week
  • Good for families

Open/Close

  • Open: Mid November
  • Close: Late April

Closest Airport

  • Calgary (YYC)

Nakiska Ski Area was our first introduction to the Canadian Rockies before moving here, and we are happy we made the stop. Many people skip over Nakiska for its more significant and intimidating counterparts of Lake Louise and Banff Sunshine.

While the surrounding region of Kananaskis may not be as world-renowned as Banff, it is every bit as stunning and with less tourism. To get to Nakiska, you will most likely start in Calgary, only an hour’s drive away.

Nakiska Ski Resort

The drive into Kananaskis Country instantly makes you feel small, as the Canadian Rockies make you forget you were just in a major city. Nakiska Ski Area was built for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. It’s not a massive resort and is well known to be the local’s mountain for Calgary residents.

We got lucky and had two epic powder days at Nakiska on a Monday and Tuesday. There’s nothing better than an empty powder mountain making these days some of our favorites of the whole season. Nearby the resort is an amazing Kananaskis Hotel, the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, which also is home to the Nordic Spa.

Learn More About Nakiska


Mt Norquay

Mt Norquay Ski Resort

Highlights

  • 10 minutes from Banff
  • Family friendly

Open/Close

  • Open: Early November
  • Close: Late April

Closest Airport

  • Calgary (YYC)

Mt Norquay is the most digestible of resorts here and the least imposing for beginners/intermediates. It’s only a 10-minute drive from the town of Banff, making it a great option to get some runs in and still have time in Banff.

The resort has been in operation since 1926 and offers several activities asides from snowboard and ski. It’s also the only mountain that offers night skiing in the area and is relatively small compared to the other resorts of SkiBig3.

Mt Norquay Cascade Chair Sun Shining

Its shortcomings lie in the lack of snowfall and the resort’s orientation, which leads to poor snow conditions. If you plan to ski at Mt. Norquay, come expecting ice and hard-packed snow. The steepest runs also develop massive moguls that can get pretty firm — no fun on a snowboard.

Of course, if you’re used to skiing on the East Coast, Mt. Norquay can seem pretty impressive. There are some steep black runs and excellent groomers. They also have a pretty sweet little rail park, suitable for a nighttime park sesh. Norquay also has some fantastic views over Banff, the Bow Valley, and Mt. Rundle.

On a powder day, the resort is super close to town, and you won’t compete against powder-hungry locals who head to Lake Louise and Sunshine Village—of course, you’ll be missing out on the vastly superior resorts.


When is the Best Time to Ski in Canada?

lake louise ski resort

For the best conditions, I would recommend visiting Canada between December and March. You’ll have epic powder days in February, but it’s also brutally cold during this month.

If you can wait until April, prices will be lower at most Canadian ski resorts. Banff Sunshine and Lake Louise sometimes operate until June! See the best times to visit Canada here!


What is the Best Way to Get to the Ski Resorts in Canada?

Skoki Parking Lot With Truck and Snowboard

Like the United States, the most efficient and best way to get around Canada is by car. If you are an American citizen residing somewhat near the border, perhaps you can take a road trip from the States.


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About Natasha

Natasha Alden lives in Canmore, Alberta. After traveling across six continents and 80 countries with Cameron, she settled down in the stunning Canadian Rockies. She loves to help others travel and make their planning easier. She is a winter enthusiast and loves to snowboard, ice skate, and snowshoe and enjoy all the fantastic summer opportunities in Banff like hiking, scrambling, and biking. You can find her in the mountains or enjoying a coffee by the river.

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