What are the best ski resorts in Canada? We break down the best Canada ski resorts and share our insights into our favorite ski resorts. It may be a hotly contested subject about the best ski resort, but you can’t go wrong with many of these resorts.
There is no denying that Canada has an abundance of snow and big mountains perfect for ski. To make things better Canadian ski resorts are often quiet and locals are loved for their warm welcome. Add to the fact that Canadian ski resorts come in at a fraction of the price compared to Switzerland or Colorado and you have a tremendous country to go ski or snowboard.
Canada is our favorite place in the world to snowboard. If you’re looking to plan your next ski vacation then check out some of these awesome resorts. We’ve been to just about every notable resort in Canada and will keep this list updated with the best Canada ski resorts to visit every winter.
1. Lake Louise – The Best Ski Resort in Canada
In between runs screaming down groomers or tackling a bowl Banff National Park provides you some fresh air and stunning landscapes. We visited thirty resorts in one season and the views from Lake Louise were hands down some of the best in the world and one of the best places to ski in Canada.
It also happens to be one of the largest ski resort in North America with 4,200 acres covering four mountain faces. The terrain varies between beautiful groomers, challenging steeps, and expert level chutes. The longest run here stretches for nearly five miles so start working out your leg muscles now. Lake Louise is a crowd favorite and should be on every skiers bucket list.
There is one major downside to Lake Louise and that comes with the cost and lack of accommodation. Since it’s located in the national park there are no hotels at the resort and the closest one of note is the five star Fairmont Lake Louise. We stayed in Banff which also will cost you an arm and a leg along with high food costs. Considering it’s the most popular tourist attraction in Canada and cannon fodder for Instagram this should not be a surprise.
As one last bonus, Lake Louise has one of the longest seasons in Canada often stretching from November to May!
Reasons why we love Lake Louise
- Overlooking Lake Louise
- Massive terrain
- Proximity to Banff