10 Best Hills for Skiing in Western Canada

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Want to explore the snow-capped peaks of Western Canada? Alberta and British Columbia have beautiful ski resorts that will allow you to go skiing in Western Canada.

Enjoy winter with skiing in Western Canada

With 1700 hectares of land and 10 lifts, Lake Louise will delight skiers searching for adventure and change. With 145 trails to explore, you will never be bored, even during a long stay. The resort is also known for its beautiful scenery, including the frozen lake view from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.


  • Sun Peaks (Colombie-Britannique)

If you're looking for a more intimate and family-friendly ski resort for your skiing in Western Canada, go for Sun Peaks. The village has pretty pastel buildings, and it even has a pedestrian paths and most of the resort buildings are accessible by ski. The ski school has many learning trails for children and beginners.


This is the ideal destination for springtime skiing, as the resort has the longest non-glacier ski season: good snow conditions, but you can still enjoy mild temperatures while enjoying a drink or a good meal at the top of the slopes


  • Silver Star (Colombie-Britannique)

This ski village emphasis a lot on its 19th century mining village inspired decor. Beautiful brightly colored houses face the slopes, right next to toboggan trails and a frozen lake turned into an ice rink. A must-see destination for your skiing in Western Canada!



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  • Red Mountain (Colombie-Britannique)

This is the perfect ski resort for advanced skiers who want to face the black diamond runs before boasting their exploits to their friends. Intermediate-level skiers can rest assured: the extension of a ski lift in 2013 has made the resort bigger and now offers more accessible blue runs.


Known for its abundance of powder snow and advanced trails (58% of the hill), Whitewater is also legendary thanks to its ... food! In 2011, it ranked 2nd in the top 10 ski cafeterias.


  • Fernie (Colombie-Britannique)

The Fernie ski resort is particularly popular with experienced skiers thanks to its many trails, some of which zigzag between the pines, and its adventurous backcountry trails. In addition, the mountain receives a good amount of snow each year: between 9 and 11 meters on average. In addition to its charming mountain, visitors also enjoy the city of Fernie and its restaurants.


  • Whistler Blackcomb (Colombie-Britannique)

By merging two mountains (Whistler and Blackcomb), the resort has the luxury of being the largest in North America. The longest trails reach 11 km. The resort is welcoming for novice skiers (the learning area was improved during the 2016/2017 season), experienced skiers and can easily entertain those who do not ski thanks to multiple activities.




Ready for the ultimate experience of skiing in Western Canada? Kicking Horse resort has 128 trails, a great deal of powder snow, 8 people gondola lifts, and Eagle’s Eye, the highest restaurant in altitude in Canada.



Kimberley is the ideal family-friendly resort, with many non-ski activities such as a bowling alley, movie theater and ice rink. The 68 trails, the majority of which are intermediate, will thrill skiers of all levels.


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