With 40 years in travel and hundreds of experts ready to help you realise your dream holiday.
Canada’s snow-covered peaks were made for skiing. From the Laurentian Mountains in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the west, the dramatic landscape is a haven for skiers and snowboarders alike. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, a ski holiday to Canada will never disappoint. You can discover picturesque pistes in spectacular places, with several of the country’s ski resorts nestled in World Heritage Sites and pristine national parks.
In many ways, Canada ski holidays offer more choice than their European counterparts. The long snow season gives you a greater selection of dates – most ski resorts are open from early December until the end of April – and the colder temperatures mean snow is guaranteed. The powdery slopes themselves boast with wide, tree-lined runs. And the pretty alpine towns have a variety of accommodation, most of which is a much higher standard than that in Europe. Whether you opt for a stylish chalet or a cosy hotel, you can expect thoughtful touches like bubbling hot tubs and mountain-view restaurants.
In Western Canada, the Rockies provide fantastic skiing. The provinces of Alberta and British Columbia are home to world-famous resorts, including Jasper, Whistler and Lake Louise. Sprawling Whistler has dozens of pistes for all abilities, while Banff’s Sunshine Village has gentle slopes which are perfect for beginners. Elsewhere, Jasper’s snow park and deep gorges are popular with snowboarders.
Or you could head east for your Canada ski trip. In Quebec, Tremblant is a great option for families, as the town is largely pedestrianised. Plus, thanks to its easterly location, you can enjoy the scale and snow of a Canadian ski resort, without the lengthy journey – a flight from London to Montreal takes just over seven hours.
To top it all off, Canada ski holidays offer plenty more activities besides. If you every fancy a break from the slopes, you can try dogsledding, go snowshoeing, or explore this winter wonderland on a snowmobile. However you want to spend your time, our Travel Specialists will help you plan the perfect getaway.
Take a look at our favourite hotels
Crystal Lodge embodies the soul of Whistler, with a warm welcome, award-winning service and fresh mountain air. In a great location, Crystal Lodge is just steps away from Whistler's famous ski slopes, and seconds from the shops, restaurants and amenities in Whistler Village.
Few hotels in the world can rival the unique combination of hospitality and scenery that you’ll find at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Nestled within 700 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of both Lake Mildred and Lake Beauvert, this place is in an incredible setting.
Whether you’re visiting Whistler to ski on some of Canada’s best slopes or you’re planning a summer break in the lush mountains, Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a luxurious place to stay. You’ll find it nestled in the pinewood forest at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.
Chateau Jasper Hotel has everything you need for a memorable break. Take a dip in the heated pool – which is surrounded by huge windows overlooking the scenic grounds – or soak in the hot tub. There’s also a fitness centre, with cardio and weights that are free to use.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is just steps from the north shores of Lake Louise, one of the prettiest spots in the Canadian Rockies. Whether you choose to go boating on the turquoise waters, explore the mountain trails or just enjoy the views from the chateau with a drink in hand, you’ll be treated to lovely scenery at every turn.
You'll find Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre in one of Canada’s best year-round destinations. Whistler is nestled in the beautiful Coastal Mountains, just a two-hour drive north of Vancouver – so you can drive up from the city along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway.
Tucked among the Sulphur Mountains in Banff National Park, Rimrock Resort Hotel has been cleverly designed to take advantage of the stunning views from all angles. Perfectly placed, this hotel is just steps from Banff’s Upper Hot Springs and within easy reach of the Banff Gondola.
A beautiful alpine retreat, Deer Lodge is tucked away in the mountains and boasts amazing views. It was originally a teahouse in the early 20th century, before being lovingly restored to a chic mountain hotel.
Up in the mountains, Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round resort. With a Championship golf course in the summer and unparalleled skiing in the winter, there’s plenty to do all year round. You could stroll into the charming town of Banff, where you’ll find local galleries, museums and upscale restaurants.