Skiing in Canada
If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy skiing in Canada, you are in luck. There are a number of skiing destinations to consider. From east to west, you will find options for winter recreation your entire family will love!
Have you dreamed of competing in the Olympics? Perhaps you never had the opportunity, but you can ski the same slopes as the 1988 Olympians at the Canada Olympic Park. This park is located in Calgary and offers skiing options for the beginner to expert. Along with skiing options, you will also find snowboarding and other winter sporting venues.
For those new to skiing, you may want to try an easier slope to learn and come comfortable. Kimberley Alpine Resort is perfect for those who are beginners but also has a variety of different terrains for those seeking a little more challenge. They boast 67 runs to suit any skier as well as offering family resorts that take care of everyone – with a full daycare facility and lessons; they are a great option for the whole family.
Take in the wide expanse of Lake Louise Ski Area in the middle of beautiful Banff National Park. As one of the largest ski areas in North America, they offer 139 runs that cover 4,200 acres. Every chair in the Ski Area will take you to a beginner, intermediate or expert run so you can choose the option that is best for you.
Whistler Blackcomb Resort, located in British Columbia, is actually two mountains located side-by-side. There are over 7,000 acres between the two mountains and offers the largest area for skiing for those with little experience to expert skiers. When you are not skiing, walk around Whistler Village or enjoy the beautiful backcountry. You are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy.
Have you planned to visit Vancouver? There are three Vancouver ski hills within 30 minutes of downtown. Beginning skiers can take morning skiing lessons or wait until later in the day to enjoy evening lessons. The more experienced skier will enjoy skiing all day long. If you would like to try other winter sports, they also have ice skating, snowboarding, tobogganing, snowshoeing and tubing available.
Those visiting eastern Canada will want to visit Le Massif, which rises to 2,626 feet. This resort is less than an hour from Quebec City and only 30 minutes to Mont Sainte Anne Ski Resort. Le Massif offers beautiful vistas as you descend from the top of the trail. You can also enjoy time off the slopes in one of two lodges – one at the summit and one at the base of the mountain.
For those who enjoy the feel of crisp air in their faces as they shoot down the slopes, any of the ski resorts in Canada will fill the bill. Of course, if you are planning a trip to go skiing in Canada, you will want to do research to find the resort and package that is best for your family. Then you will be able to enjoy the trip and the skiing.