Canada is a beautiful country with plenty to attract holidaymakers, and when it comes to skiing there are few better places on Earth. The snowfall in Canada makes it absolutely perfect for skiers, and the scenery is just wonderful. With a long history of winter sports, this is a country that is very popular with all levels of experience, and there is much more besides the skiing. Not as crowded as the more famous European resorts, those in Canada are easy-going, fun and you rarely have to queue for the runs.
The Whistler Ski Resort is one of the most popular of all the Canadian destinations and offers a wide variety of slopes for all skiers. This family-friendly resort is what skiing in Canada is all about and the village itself is home to many excellent restaurants and bars as well as shops and accommodation. Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and is rightfully regarded as the number one ski destination in Canada, yet prices are very reasonable compared to other countries.
For a different type of resort, one with a more leisurely appeal, you might want to try Lake Louise. Located in the magnificent Rockies, this lakeside resort is one that exudes tranquillity and beauty, and offers a thoroughly relaxed holiday alongside spectacular skiing. The handful of restaurants and bars in this idyllic setting are of the highest quality, and accommodation is surprisingly affordable. Furthermore, the area is prone to record snowfalls, making it the ideal winter sports destination.
The lively town of Banff is central to one of the biggest ski resorts in Canada, and this really is where it’s all happening. This is the very opposite of Lake Louise, with a lively après ski scene and excellent nightlife, plus a selection of adjoining ski runs that make it one of the most diverse in the region. Banff is a friendly town with shops and restaurants, and a selection of well-known bars that are always busy in the evenings. Look for luxurious skiing packages that offer the full works and you can’t go wrong.
Another lively resort is that at Tremblant, a beautiful town just an hour and a half from Montreal. This award-winning resort is one of the most popular in North America and has plenty to offer the holidaymaker: excellent skiing for all levels of experience on spectacular tree-lined runs, superb accommodation at attractive prices, and some very popular bars and restaurants for those evenings winding down. This is a vibrant place that is very much at the heart of Canadian winter sports, and there is much to see and do in this very pretty region.
Canada is a country that offers a friendly welcome to visitors, and with prices that are much more reasonable than its European rivals, it is worth considering for a skiing holiday. There are discounted passes, ‘two for one’ offers and excellent equipment hire facilities available in all the Canadian resorts, and many people who visit the country for the first time will go back time and time again.