The skiing in Canada is more popular with British skiers than skiing in the USA. This is mainly due to the cost but also to do with the spectacular scenery, the quality of the snow and the Canadians themselves.
Beginners Skiing in Canada
Whistler has some great skiing for beginners and a good ski school. The only down side is that there is often a lot of precipitation which isn’t so good if you are learning to ski. Sun Peaks, Jasper and Tremblant in the East also have excellent nursery slopes and good slopes to progress to. Lake Louise has good slopes for beginners but it’s worth considering that your friends may want to ski at other areas during the week so you’ll be on your own after your lessons end.
Intermediates Skiing in Canada
Whistler offers plenty of skiing for intermediates. There are miles of easy slopes and for the more adventurous intermediates there are some good challenging slopes to choose from. The resorts in the Banff- Lake Louise ski area also offer good skiing for intermediates and Sun Peaks is also a good choice. Finally, if you are an adventurous intermediate then Panorama and Kicking Horse are worth a look.
Expert Skiing in Canada
There are plenty of steep slopes to keep expert skiers occupied and with the great snow record, there’s a good chance that there will be powder to enjoy. And with the fantastic heli-skiing and cat-skiing available, experts skiing in Canada shouldn’t be disappointed. Whistler, Lake Louise and Kicking Horse all offer good skiing for experts.
Family Skiing in Canada
Most ski resorts in Canada have a good reputation for having good facilities for families. Whistler has a excellent facilities including a kids-only area and the Children’s Adventure Park. The main concern for taking your family skiing in Canada is the cost and the jet lag!