Canada is an unforgettable ski holiday destination. It takes a long time to get there but once you arrive in one of the charming Canadian ski resorts, you'll understand why so many people make the effort to cross the pond. Skiing in Canada is nothing like skiing in Europe. It is a unique experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!
Canada is famous for its incredible snow with regular dumps of fresh powder all season long - Whistler receives 11m a year! On top of that, you'll ski in surroundings that will take your breath away, with views over dark pine forests and crystal-clear turquoise lakes.
For guaranteed snow, head toward the Rocky Mountains, renowned for their light, dry champagne powder snow. But don’t miss Whistler and the other ski resorts in British Columbia, which boast unbeatable views and challenging pistes. Culture lovers can head to Mont Tremblant in Québec, with its colourful buildings and friendly atmosphere. Most ski areas are best reached from Vancouver or Calgary Airport, with the exception of Mont Tremblant, which is closer to Montréal. Flights (and ski passes) can be rather expensive, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! You'll find just about everything you need on Snowplaza – keep an eye out for packages including accommodation, flights and ski passes.
Everything about skiing in Canada is special. Even the accommodation is charming and unique. Canadian hotels, apartments and lodges have a typical character just like the resorts themselves and you will really appreciate the complete change of atmosphere when you are welcomed to your accommodation with a smile and open arms. In Canadian ski resorts, you can choose beautiful, luxurious hotels or modest accommodation in a comfortable lodge. There’s something to suit most ski holiday budgets.
Canada is obviously not around the corner, but it's definitely worth the trip. Flights from London to Vancouver are about nine-and-a-half hours and Whistler is only two hours from the airport! Fights from London to Calgary are around nine hours and Lake Louise and Banff are 2 hours from this airport. Meanwhile, Mont Tremblant is just a quick hop across the pond, with flights to Montréal lasting only around seven hours. Depending on where you ski in Europe, we are probably not even talking about doubling your travel time to experience a once in a lifetime ski holiday!