Drop those guidebooks- we’ve plucked Canada’s best ski holiday destinations to let you experience a trip of a lifetime. There are regular flights from Australia’s East Coast to Canada, so pack your bags and go!
Nothing in the travel articles will prepare you for how tremendous the Canadian Rockies look like in real life. The wilderness in this popular North American country is unparalleled to anything else on earth.
Check-in at one of the many luxurious lodges in Banff in Banff National Park. This holiday spot is one of Canada’s absolute gems. Canada is renowned for some of the best skiing runs in the world. Experienced boarders and skiers come arrive in droves during peak season to work on their skills. Absolute beginners- do not despair! Banff is well stocked with a complete range of classes for adults and beginners in small groups. Of course, Banff resort town has all the amenities for snow revellers. Sign up for a day snowshoeing or dog-sledding amongst the tall firs and pines.
Take an easy 15 minute drive to Sunshine Village Ski Resort in Banff National Park. It’s Canada’s breathtaking highest elevated resort and 3,300 acres of the jagged Canadian Rockies. Get a feel for the super-soft Champagne powder at the bottom of the runs. Test the Delirium Drive and Goat’s Eye available for expert skiers and off-piste adventures. Experienced skiers don’t just get to have all the fun. Spend the day as a beginner at the Peanut Butter & Jelly Terrain Park which can be reached by the Continental Divide.
When you’re after the ultimate ski Canada adventure, include Lake Louise on your itinerary. Canada’s second largest ski resort will enthral you with the wilderness and spectacular Rockies this place offers. Make sure you take your camera to snap the valleys, pine forests and angular peaks.
There are plenty of lodges, chalets and boutique hotels available for all budgets.
Lake Louise has an assortment of heart-thumping runs for skiing. It’s blessed with 139 runs and back bowls for exciting turns from November to May. Live life to the extreme and spend your time at the Big Air Bag Jump and Tube Park. There is an assortment of private and group lessons for you to enrol in. You will be able to practice your technique and comfortably glide down the trails with ease. Enjoy taking Banff National Park’s idyllic trails along Moraine Lake Road and Fairview.
You can also snowshoe along the classic Lake Louise Lakeshore trail and picture the stunning frozen 100 metre tall waterfall.
For the ultimate holiday experience, take a 15 passenger sleigh ride which departs from Fairmont Chateau and capture the true Canadian winter essence.
Canada’s Alberta region offers a remarkable holiday for all travellers looking for a snow adventure.
Author: Rebecca Parish+ loves new adventures and exotic food.