3 Canadian ski resorts you need to know about

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3 Canadian ski resorts you need to know about

3 Canadian ski resorts you need to know about
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Choosing to fly thousands of miles in search of excellent skiing is proof of just how much people love this sport. That said, it’s never wise to just pick a resort and go – while some of us prefer the quiet mountain village feel, others really want the all-inclusive luxury option.

So, if you’ve got your hearts already set on Canada for this season, here’s the 3 ski resorts you need to know more about before you book.


Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains have already had more than 30cm of fresh snow in November. Considering the facilities and routes on offer you should be spoiled for choice this season.

Key Facts:

  • More than 8,000 acres of snow-covered slopes
  • 6 alpine bowls
  • 3 glaciers
  • 200 marked trails
  • Longest run: 5.6 km

Where to stay:

The Fairmount Chateau – Whistler’s landmark ski-in, ski-out hotel situated at the foot of the Blackcomb Mountains.

Four Seasons Resort – features European style hotel suites, 273 luxury lodge guest rooms and exclusive townhouses.

Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa – In the heart of Whistler village, this modern hotel is just moments from the chairlifts that take you to some of the best skiing you’ll ever find.

(The season officially opens on November 26th this year – and it’s going to be a good one!)


In the Canadian Rockies Jasper is 20 minutes from the Marmot Basin Ski Area. You’ll enjoy time within Jasper national Park a UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage Site. Jasper  also has the highest elevation of all the Canadian ski areas and a season that lasts the best part of 6 months. A resort very suited to families.

Key Facts:

  • Average annual snowfall is more than 160 inches (400 cms)
  • 86 ski runs
  • Terrain: 30% Novice, 30% Intermediate, 20% Advanced, 20% Expert
  • Longest run 5.6km
  • 7 chair lifts
  • Rogers Terrain Park and a Mini Terrain Park.

Where to Stay:

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Unlike other resorts Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a village of log cabins. Staying here you’ll feel much closer to nature and more connected with life in the national park. This lodge is right on the shores of the stunning Lac Beauvert so you can hire skates if you’d like a break from the pistes.

Lake Louise

Just 45 minutes from the town of Banff Lake Louise is packed with facilities and opened on November 6th this year. A key feature here is a green run down from every lift, which really opens up the park for everyone.

Key Facts

  • Longest Run: 5 miles (8kms)
  • 145 marked trails
  • Showtime Terrain Park with new Bag Air Jump and a Tube Park
  • Terrain: 25% Novice, 45% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
  • 5 chair lifts, 1 gondola, 1 T-bar and 3 surface lifts.

Where to Stay

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

A luxury year-round resort built more than 100 years ago, so expect character!  Originally conceived by the general manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway to be “a hotel for outdoor adventure and alpinist”. You’ll enjoy views across Lake louise and out to the surrounding Rocky Mountains. It’s an imposing building and effortlessly luxurious.