Snow clad mountains, vast terrain of ice soaked landmass where you will find it hard to distinguish between glaciers and still earth, spectacular scenario are what conjure up the Canadian winter. The abundance of natural bliss makes Canada the perfect winter vacation spot for families or couples alike. You can visit their for the amazing beauty nature ushers. The white snow makes an unprecedented warm welcome. And in any case if you happen to be one of the skiers and snowboarders, come winter, head nowhere but Canada for the resorts here make arrangement for these sports in particular. Be assured of the safety though. All the resorts have defined boundary of Skiing area with ropes. Proper guidance or avalanche control and patrolling are maintained in the area. Following is a curated list of the best resorts and resort towns of Canada you may want to spend your winter vacation. Pick and choose from the list and plan a stay with your love ones basis on your preference.
Revelstoke would have remained a small hill with main purpose of locals’ habitation with a short lift except for the newly installed fast chairlifts that transformed the area. The resort area is now decked up with Goldola, the newest addition to the section of Canadian block. It boats of the biggest vertical in North America (1,713m) and around 3,000 acres of slopes. The steep terrain is a home to lush green trees. The high peaked cliffs do make for the essentials of skiing. the newly created "Gnome Zone" is the place for jumps, jibs, rolling and snowcat skiing.
The area has multiple resorts at the foothill of the mountain.Outdoor pools, hot tubs and all are amenities can be enjoyed therein. You can check out the Sutton Place Hotel or the Frontier Ski for accommodation as well.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.revelstokemountainresort.com.
The western Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have long regarded Fernie with high esteem for never ending snowfall (9M to 11M or more) and a thrilling adventurous nature. The terrain is steep and ungroomed. Snowcat operation, Island Lake Catskiing and Fernie Wilderness Adventures operate here on a regular basis for thrill seekers. The nearby resorts include Fernie Slopeside Lodge, Fernie resorts etc. The resort are high on maintenance and always alert to serve you the best potential of services even at a higher altitude like that of Canadian Alps.
For more information on the resort, please visit skifernie.com.
Sun Peaks is a small, friendly village with attractive mountains and greenery everywhere. The quintessential place for beginners at skiing, the mountains here are of great bends and terrain and sure will fill up your winter vacation with plethora of activities. What I personally loved the most about Sun Peaks is the low-rise pastel-coloured buildings. There is a melancholic Sun Peaks feeling associated with them. The main road barely experience traffic clutters. Most of the resorts are of ski-in/ski-out facility. Mount Morrisey, Sundance and the Mount Tod are the major of three peaks that conjure up the Ski area. Without a glitch, you will feel the area to be one of the largest when it comes to skiing and it surely is the second largest in Canada.
The Sun Peaks Grand, situated at the mountain slope, is the best in town. The nearby resort offers a great ski learning area near the Village Day Lodge and offers facilities like equipment hire and a lift pass as well as lesson. You may want to check out Silver Star as well as an alternative.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.sunpeaksresort.com.
Big White is the quintessential ski retreat for everyone who loves the ski-from-the-door convenience resort stay. Resorts here are built for the purpose and offers all the amenities and equipments necessary for the same. All the apartments in this modern resort are just the stpes from the skiing area, with the main lifts starting below the village level. Add to that the wonder of the main road across the snow town, you can traverse the expanse at ease with skiing and get back to your temporary abode.
A stay in the area will also enable you to experience fun activities beyond skiing through the dense foliage. Head to the area named Happy Valley at the bottom of the village to experience activities such as ice skating, tubing, ice climbing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Kids also like Gondola which runs at your service till 10 PM.
There are plenty of resorts to choose from. We prefer Stonebridge Lodge with ski safari and apartments with private outdoor hot tubs. You can also opt for Panorama, the
purpose built resort or the Silver Star Resort as well.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.bigwhite.com.
The continent of North America boasts of the biggest skiing area with the Whistler’s linked mountains. The two mountains Whistler and Blackcomb conjure up to make the most enjoyable skiing experience of Canada and easily features in the list of most transatlantic visitors. You can rack up miles here without the boredom of repetition. Vail Resorts owns and runs the resort village of the area that offers facilities like covered magic carpets, more snowmaking and terrain parks.
The resort is well equipped with bars and restaurants. Non skiers can indulge in multiple activities like zip lines, tubing to snowmobiling and eagle-watching tours. Presently the resort is undergoing a long-term, three-phase project named as Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance and intends to increase the resort’s year-round appeal with weather-independent experiences. There is another luxury resort at the slope of the hill named as the ski-in/ski-out Fairmont Chateau, that offers services like spa, heated pool with music played underwater and many more enthralling features.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com.
Often perceived as the pricier alternative and rightly so, Banff can be best traveled in a packaged tour, offering great value for money experiences. The breathtaking drive through the mountain peaks easily wins over a traveler's heart. Winter has the lodging options offering relatively cheaper prices. More than hundred bars, restaurants and souvenir shops adorn the small little town with major ski ing areas. Take the free bus ride from the town to reach there. About resorts you may choose between Norquay or Sunshine Village. There are situated by the steep terrain ideal for skiing activity. Banff Caribou Lodge is another affordable staying option near the area and offers welcoming hospitality over decades.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.banfflakelouise.com.
The most appealing factor of the resort village is it maintains its car free strategy. Hardly ever you will see a car in near vicinity. There are two levels of the resort and both are linked by a free gondola ride. The upper village has accommodation options letting you access the mounts of snow directly. No traffic will ever hinder your way. The upper village condos offer an array f services like swimming pools, water slides, hot tubs and a sauna etc. For your child you may also take help from the Wee Wascals (child-care centre) and train them with skiing options.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.panoramaresort.com.
If cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling trails reminds you of a vacation, do head straight to Waskesiu. The old school Canada is present in abundance in and around. A curling rink and skating, ice hockey pond and many more activities are abound in areas nearby and fit to keep you busy during the somber winter vacations. While visiting this area, you may want to stay in Elk Ridge, an hour from Prince Albert. The property is a beautiful one decorated with personal cabins, townhouses and a boreal forest inspired lodge. This area will astound you with evenings lit up with the northern lights. Speak to your inner wilderness as you curl up by the fireplace whether traveling as a couple or with family.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.waskesiuresorts.ca.
Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains are tucked away in the white snows in the mountains of Canadian Alps and hours away from Montreal and Ottawa. This area is world renowned as a skiing spot. The snow paradise is well adorned with acres of slopes and trails and well capable to do justice to Mont Tremblant’s snowy offerings. To find an abode here, you may want to look at the gorgeous Mont Tremblant ski resort. Gourmet restaurants, nightclubs and even a microbrewery is present in the resort. You may find yourself a suite, a villa or a deluxe accommodation. Ski or gondola, choose your way to hike up the terrain and enjoy your holiday at the lap of sheer bliss of nature.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.tremblant.ca.
It is the 3rd most popular winter ski resort destination on Canada. If you are looking for a perfect getaway vacation with family, you must visit Blue mountain. There are many shops and restaurants in the blue mountain village.
Blue mountain resort is always busy and gets booked very fast. So book your vacations in advance.
For more information on the resort, please visit www.bluemountain.ca.
The hot springs call for a great winter resort experience, way beyond the realms of skiing. Relax by the beautiful pool that nature has engraved in the land, the stunning hot springs, a rare natural phenomena. The steamy hot springs along with an intricate cave system create the mystery of the area. You can book your stay with Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort to immerse in the warm, crystal-clear mineral water bathing while sipping on a chilled cup of wine. Can a winter holiday be more tempting? Added to that the winter resort also features a gourmet restaurant that excels in using naturally procured ingredients. Dense forest and other hostilities do not curb down the life activities in the area. Do experience a life there amid all the jovial pleasures. A winter vacation in the Canadian wilderness is nothing short of an ever memorable experience.
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