Diersity, value for money and spectacular scenery is what you'll find on a ski and snowboard holiday in Canada....
Canada is home to one of the most famous ski resorts in the world - Whistler. This unrivalled ski destination offers over 200 marked runs, 8171 acres of pristine ski and snowboarding terrain, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers, as well as home to the recent 2010 Winter Olympics. The two mountains Blackcomb and Whistler have also now been connected at their peaks with the aptly named Peak to Peak Gondola.
Pristine white slopes of powder, millions of hectares of backcountry terrain and high annual snowfall, stunning mountain scenery and home to heli-skiing, an experience of a lifetime. Heli-skiing is nirvana for any keen skier or boarder and Canada, with its backcountry terrain and champagne powder, is the perfect destination to sample it for yourself.
In addition much of B.C.'s terrain lies below the tree line, therefore reducing the risk that your heli-ski trip will be delayed due to bad weather. Trees also provide protection from the wind and give better visibility to the skiers.
Other popular resorts include Silver Star and Big White near Kelowna in the Okanagan. The interior ranges of British Columbia is also home to 6 different mountain ranges, which get bombarded by light and deep snowfalls every Winter. This area has become the epicentre for snowboaders and skiers looking for a great variety of options, with terrain offering everything from wide open alpine bowels to spectacular tree runs. It is called 'Powder Triangle' for it's ability to catch storm systems and a must if you want to carve it up in Canada.
Sking and boarding in Canada is all about the powder, and you won't be disappointed with the stunning scenery on offer at every turn.
|Banff / Lake Louise||Big White||Fernie Alpine Resort||Jasper / Marmot Basin|
|Kicking Horse||Nakiska||Red Mountain||Revelstoke|