The winter season is coming, and with it comes the desire to enjoy the mountains and fresh air. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder or simply a tobogganer, discover six of the best destinations to ski in Canada, whether you spend your winters in Montreal, Quebec City or British Columbia. And with Powski, enjoy the best discounts on your lift tickets!
1. Belle Neige, the Laid-Back Ski Resort
Located in the Laurentians and only 1h30 from Montreal, Belle Neige ski resort welcomes ski and snowboard enthusiasts in a relaxed atmosphere. With its 7 easy slopes and 6 very difficult slopes, Belle Neige is one of the best ski destinations in Canada and will delight beginners and experienced skiers alike. Carefully worked trails and a state-of-the-art snowmaking system promises you a great experience on the trails throughout the winter season.
Come and visit the mountain with your family! Younger children will be able to practice winter sports thanks to certified instructors, and marvel at the stuffed animal trail, decorated with plush toys and figurines. Meanwhile, teenagers will be able to show their skills in the snow park and at the border cross.
2. Fernie, a Huge Playground
If you are lucky enough to travel to British Columbia, enjoy the Fernie winter playground! Take the time to explore the 142 trails of the resort, which can receive up to 37 feet of snow in one season. On the ski side, there is something for everyone, between the easy slopes that cross between the fir trees, the more difficult slopes, the fresh snow crossings...
For holidaymakers who want to vary their adventures, Fernie resort also organizes night skiing outings, snowshoeing outings and horse-drawn sleigh rides. With such a variety of activities, it is easy to understand why Fernie is so popular as a destination to ski in Canada!
3. Lake Louise, in the Heart of Nature
In the heart of Banff National Park, Lake Louise continues to win trophies... and the hearts of mountain lovers. Named Canada's best ski destination in 2017, Lake Louise enchants skiers and snowboarders with its many trails for beginners and intermediates, as well as its "Back Bowls" mountainside that feature a multitude of difficult and very difficult trails. Something to delight the whole family!
In addition to skiing, Lake Louise offers a variety of activities such as tobogganing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Take the time to take a relaxing break in the towns around Banff and Lake Louise, to enjoy the restaurants and shops.
4. Sutton, the Ideal Ski Resort for the Whole Family
With its 60 ski slopes, 45% of which are in the glades, Sutton is the perfect resort for lovers of nature and thrills. Thanks to its various lifts, the resort offers a perfect mountainside for beginners and families who want to take their time, as well as a mountainside full of difficult, very difficult and extreme slopes for experienced skiers. If you need a break, enjoy one of the four cottages on Mount Sutton!
Defy gravity and have fun on the snow park! It is possible to book courses with a certified instructor, in order to take classes according to your level. The snow park program is ideal for skiers 10 years of age or older who want to learn about the modules. The snowboard program is more for riders aged 3 to 17, while the off-road program is for skiers aged 7 to 13 who want to excel at all levels. What a great time with your family, only 1h30 from Montreal, and 3h from Quebec City.
5. Mont-Orignal, Perfect for Night Skiing
This mountain, located in the heart of the Appalachians, welcomes lovers of alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing, as well as snowshoeing and tobogganing. Only 1 hour from Quebec City, the Mont-Orignal ski resort should delight the whole family with its 28 trails of various levels and its snow park.
Do you want to ski all season long, not just on weekends? Enjoy the evening skiing: on Wednesday, the slopes are open until 9pm, and until 10pm on Friday! It's time to try night skiing, for a unique experience.
6. La Réserve Ski, From Skiing to Fatbike
Enjoy a breath of fresh air only 1h30 from Montreal. La Réserve Ski Resort offers 40 trails on 100 acres of skiable surface, including 3 new extreme level trails, for winter sport experts! But the resort is also an ideal ski destination for nature lovers, thanks to its superb view of Lac Ouareau and Lac Archambault.
Take advantage of a day of skiing with friends or family to test the "flat rail" or "rainbow box"... Indeed, the snow park offers 17 modules, including 5 jumps and 12 modules and rails of all levels and for all types of riders. It is even possible to follow "fat bike" courses to discover the mountain trails from another perspective.
With a multitude of slopes of different levels, these 6 destinations where you can ski in Canada are perfect for an outdoor outing with family, solo or with friends. Take advantage of the winter season to ski or snowboard, while enjoying discounts on your lift tickets with Powski.
Illustration : Chris Moseley via skilouise.com
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