Top 5 Canada Ski Mountains to Visit This Winter

Canada is full of internationally renowned ski areas where you can hit the slopes and enjoy a breath of fresh air! In addition to being a stress reducing activity, downhill skiing can be practiced alone or with family and friends, a clear advantage!  Since there are over 250 ski resorts in Canada, it would be difficult to name them all, but here are a few places to worth discovering. 

Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia

Whistler Blackcomb has a great reputation! The resort, which covers 8,171 acres of land, has the largest ski area in North America. The two mountains connected by the famous PEAK 2 PEAK gondola are sure to please all types of skiers. Located two hours from Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb is a ski and après-ski paradise with the fabulous village of Whistler nestled at the base of the slopes.

Skiable area: 8,171 acres

Number of trails: 200+ trails


Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, Lake Louise Ski Resort was named the best ski resort in Canada in 2021 by the World Ski Awards. Its 160 trails, spread over 4 hillsides, are sure to please skiers of all abilities. Less than an hour from Banff, the mountain offers breathtaking views of the Bow Valley and surrounding mountain peaks.

Skiable area: 4,200 acres

Number of trails: 160 trails


Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Located 1.5 hours from Montreal, Mont-Tremblant Resort is a must-see with its European-style pedestrian village offering lodging, amenities, restaurants, stores and more. The ski area offers 102 trails with great snow coverage on 4 slopes. The resort also offers 3 snow parks and 14 lifts to numerous descents and an equally enjoyable après-ski experience!

Skiable area: 754 acres

Number of trails: 102 trails


Sun Peaks, British Columbia

Located 45 minutes from Kamloops, BC, Sun Peaks is the second largest ski area in Canada. Yet it is also one of the lesser known! This 3-mountain resort offers a variety of skiing conditions that will appeal to families and intermediate skiers. A European style ski-in/ski-out village offers restaurants, cafes, stores, and more!

Skiable area: 4,270 acres

Number of trails: 138 trails


Blue Mountain, Ontario

With its family-friendly feel, Blue Mountain Resort is the largest ski area in Ontario with 42 trails, 30 of which are lit for night skiing. Located two and a half hours from Toronto, the resort offers more technical runs on its the northern side such as the Elevator Shaft run, as well as a range of trails to discover such as Gord's Groove which offers a beautiful 1.6 km run.

Skiable area: 364 acres

Number of trails: 42 trails


To get the most out of the ski season, you’ll need to be well equipped and have the space needed to carry all the equipment. A roof box or a good ski rack is a must, especially if you are going skiing with family or friends!

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