Ski holidays in Canada

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.

Canada – ski resorts

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.

Accommodation in the Canadian Rockies

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.

Getting to Canada

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!

Blogs about Canada

8 September 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Incredible powder snow, unspoilt nature, friendly locals... Canada is a true winter wonderland and it's every skier's dream to go skiing in Canada at least once during their lifetime. Why not make it this year? Ski holidays in Canada are easier than you might think, thanks to direct flights and friendly exchange rates. Here are 5 reasons you should book your ski holiday in Canada this year.... More ›
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2 May 2019 by Danielle in ''

The Alps offer amazing skiing with panoramic views and après-ski to die for, but it's many people's dream to one day ski in Canada or the United States. Having skied in both continents, we can safely say there are definitely differences, but both Europe and North America have a lot to offer when it comes to skiing holidays! In this article we'll cover everything you need to know about the differences of skiing in North America vs. Europe. ... More ›

24 June 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Skiing in the famous champagne powder of the Rocky Mountains is at the top of the bucket list for many Europeans. Set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the Canadian ski resort of Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park is a dream come true for avid skiers and snowboarders. Our colleague Karl was lucky enough to go on a snowboard holiday last winter in Marmot Basin and he found that skiing in Canada has a unique flavour all to itself. What makes skiing in North America so special? Rea... More ›

23 May 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

A skier skiing at Whistler Blackcomb in Canada this spring had the fright of a lifetime when he narrowly missed being attacked by a mama bear with her cub in the middle of the ski piste. As you can see in the short video below, what started out as a seemingly benign photo-op quickly turned into a real threat. Bears are faster than we give them credit for! The ski area at Whistler Blackcomb is right in bear territory and while these impressive wild animals are usually hibernating during ski se... More ›

23 February 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Nestled halfway between Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains is Sun Peaks Resort, Canada’s second-largest ski area and best-kept secret. Savvy skiers and snowboarders who want to avoid the crowds will enjoy the varied terrain, lively village scene and full roster of activities at this world-class ski resort. And, of course, there’s that famous North American champagne powder – light, fluffy snow that makes it feel like you’re skiing on clouds! With frequent connecting flights out of London Gatwi... More ›