Around 20 million Americans hit the slopes every winter. Whether you’re skiing or snowboarding, winter sports enthusiasts like you love adventure.
There are plenty of places to ski in North America, but some of the very best options are north of the 49th parallel. We’ve picked five of the best Canadian ski resorts for you to check out the next time you plan to hit the slopes.
1. Whistler-Blackcomb is the Most Famous of Canadian Ski Resorts
If you’re looking for the best skiing in Canada, you can’t overlook Whistler-Blackcomb. There’s a reason this Canadian ski resort is known the world over.
Just few hours from Vancouver and Seattle, Whistler is North America’s largest ski area. It also offers you access to two massive mountains and a wide array of runs. Whether you’re an avid skier or a novice, you’ll find something here in Whistler.
2. Mont Tremblant is Best in the East
No list of the top ski resorts in Canada is complete without a mention of Mont Tremblant. Although the Rockies get most of the attention, the Laurentians offer just as much.
Mont Tremblant has long been known as one of the best ski resorts in Canada. The area has produced plenty of world-class skiers.
It’s also renowned for its more European feel. If you can’t make it to the Alps this year, Mont Tremblant might be the next best thing.
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3. Lake Louise Has a Long Ski Season
If you’re looking for one of the best ski areas in Canada, you won’t be disappointed by choosing Lake Louise. Located near the world-famous Banff, this ski resort boasts diverse terrain. There’s a ski run suitable for everyone here.
Lake Louise also has one of the longest ski seasons in North America. You can plan more than one trip here or grab a late-season pass. It’s also located close to Mount Norquay and Banff Sunshine.
Lake Louise itself has no on-site lodging. Other nearby resorts offer the best in Canadian ski luxury. It’s also not too far from the city of Calgary.
4. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is up and Coming
It’s hard to choose just one of BC’s ski resorts, but Revelstoke is an excellent choice for those looking to get away from Whistler.
Revelstoke is an up-and-comer, as the slopes are rarely crowded. That may change soon as more skiers discover it. Revelstoke features not only the highest average snowfall in the area but also North America’s biggest vertical drop.
5. Marble Mountain is Your off-the-Map Choice
When it comes to skiing in Canada, you probably don’t think of Newfoundland as a destination. Marble Mountain might change your mind on that.
The mountain is located near the town of Corner Brook, which is the snowiest city in Canada. If you’re looking for some fresh powder, this ski resort has it. Beyond that, though, Marble Mountain is also Atlantic Canada’s highest vertical.
If you want to avoid the crowded resorts of the west coast or you crave East’s down-home feel, book your lift ticket here.
Ski the Great White North
Next time you’re planning a ski vacation, keep these great Canadian ski resorts in mind. There are plenty of other resorts too, waiting for you to discover them.
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