Canada is a winter wonderland when it comes to skiing. A ski holiday in Canada is one of the most magical experiences you can have in the mountains. The sheer expanse of the ski resorts, the remarkable scenery, and the friendly hospitality ensure it is high on every skier’s wishlist. Canada is home to the elusive ‘Champagne powder’ and excellent ski terrain fit for all abilities. For dramatic views and reliable snow cover, discover our highest ski resorts in Canada.

Big White – 1,755m

Big White is one of the highest ski resorts in Canada, sitting at a whopping 1,755m. The location has been aptly named, from the amount of amazing snowfall that graces the ski resort every season. The vast ski area has plenty of varied pistes, perfect for every level of ability. Ski fanatics from far and wide swarm to the highest peaks in the resort for some of the best off-piste in the world.

For a great selection of ski-in ski-out accommodation, Big White has a fantastic offering. It is an ideal ski destination for avid skiers who like to be on the piste first and leave last. The ski area totals more than 100km of slopes, varying in difficulty. The ski elevation reaches a healthy 2,319m, ensuring terrific snow-sure conditions throughout the season. The family-friendly playground also has plenty of fun non-skiing activities to entertain visitors in the day and night. Experience the ski resort in a new light by ice skating, tubing, snowmobiling, or dog sledding during your stay.

Stay At:

Stonebridge Lodge is a stunning ski-in ski-out property perched directly next to the Bullet Express chairlift. The lodge has a fabulous outdoor pool where guests can admire the surrounding views.

Big White ski holidays

Big White

Jasper – 1,698m

Perched at almost 1,700m, Jasper is Canada’s most northernly ski resort in the Alberta ski region. The ski area is set amongst beautiful forests, frozen lakes, and deep valleys in the Jasper National Park. The ski town oozes Canadian charm, with a friendly atmosphere and spaghetti western-style buildings. Nature lovers will admire the relaxed community that welcomes the wild moose, elk, and deer who roam the area freely.

Jasper has a great ski area, explore the extensive ski terrain encompassing more than 90km of versatile slopes. The ski resort shares the Alberta region with Banff and Lake Louise. Whilst these areas aren’t ski-linked, access to the neighbouring ski resorts is easy and offers great views of the surroundings on the way.

Stay At:

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a beautiful five-star hotel located in Jasper. The property has a world-class wellness centre which was voted the fourth best in Canada.

Jasper ski holidays


SilverStar – 1,609m

SilverStar is a truly unique ski resort and one of Canada’s highest. The ski town resembles a miniature film set, with several bright, colourful buildings scattered around the pedestrian-only village. The view of the town is especially great atop the mountain when cruising on one of the superb slopes. SilverStar has a great selection of accommodations, the majority being ski-in ski-out, perfect for making the most of the mountain. The quaint, movie-set village has a nice choice of restaurants, shops, and resort amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The après scene is reasonably quiet, making the destination perfect for families.

Not only is SilverStar a great high-altitude ski resort but it also receives a huge amount of snowfall throughout the season, averaging seven metres a year. The reliable snow conditions make SilverStar an excellent destination for powder skiing. Hardcore skiers will find powder pockets, steep bowls, and glorious couloirs across the whole resort, ensuring a fantastic ski day. For a more peaceful way of exploring the area, why not try your hand at cross-country skiing? SilverStar is home is the largest trail in Canada, with more than 105km of daily groomed routes.

Stay At:

There is no better ski-in ski-out accommodation in SilverStar than Snowbird Lodge. The slopeside property offers spectacular views of the piste and has state-of-the-art amenities.

SilverStar ski holidays


Lake Louise – 1,600m

Lake Louise is located in Banff National Park and is one of North America’s largest ski areas in the Alberta ski region. There’s a great balance of beginner, intermediate, and advanced slopes, perfect for a group with mixed abilities. The destination is considered one of the most beautiful places in Canada, with jaw-dropping views up high on the mountain.

Park skiers will be spoilt in this high-altitude ski resort. The Showtime terrain park features more than 50 different types of jumps, rails, boxes, and walls that range in difficulty. The park is surrounded by trees, making it a great place to practice freestyle flair when the visibility is low. Lake Louise is among the highest ski resorts in Canada and a great base for exploring the region.

Stay At:

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is in the heart of the National Park and has exceptional views of the lake. The hotel is rich in history and one of the most iconic buildings in the region.

Lake Louise ski holidays

Lake Louise

Banff – 1,383m

Banff is one of the most well-known ski resorts among Brits and is a bucket list destination for avid skiers. The ski resort is part of The Big 3 ski area which encompasses Banff Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise. The great benefit of skiing in Banff is having excellent access to three large ski resorts and miles of well-groomed pistes. The natural beauty really shines when you experience the off-piste; discover the powdery playground for yourself.

Banff’s snow record is extremely reliable, with more than 10m of snowfall on average each year. The ski resort rarely needs snow cannons which is generally unheard of. The Mount Norquay area is fantastic for bad weather days, as skiers can shield themselves in the quaint tree-lined area.

Stay At:

The Moose Hotel & Suites is moments away from the lively bars and restaurants of downtown Banff. The hotel has a warm and friendly feel, making you feel right at home as soon as you walk in.

Banff ski holidays


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