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Skiing In Canada

The Canadian Ski Guide

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Skiing in Canada

This guide contains information on alpine skiing choices in Canada. We have some of the best skiing on the planet - acres of deep, dry powder that provide thrills for all age groups.


The site can be used for trip planning, catching up on recent news on the Canadian ski scene or to check out the maps which contain terrain and satellite imagery. There are many options for alpine skiing in Canada - from family-oriented resorts to extreme cat and heli ski operations. If you’re planning a ski vacation in Canada or simply want some ideas on where to go for the best snow, click the Contact button to send us an email and we'll reply as soon as we can.

In The News

Check out what's happening in the Canadian skiing scene.

B.C. ski resort fires employees after dozens of COVID-19 cases

Posted on December 16, 2020 by CBC News
Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna, B.C., has fired some of its employees for breaking a social responsibility contract, after health officials announced that 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been linked to the resort.

Lake Louise Ski Resort among latest COVID-19 outbreaks

Posted on December 04, 2020 by CBC News
Lake Louise Ski Resort confirmed it has a COVID-19 outbreak Friday, but it will remain open. The outbreak was one of 12 new outbreaks in the Calgary zone reported Friday by Dr. Deena Hinshaw at her COVID-19 update. According to a statement sent later Friday by Alberta Health Services, Lake Louise Ski Resort reported six cases overall, with four recovered and two remaining active.

Canadian Ski Resort COVID Rules

Posted on November 30, 2020 by Huffington Post
Thanks to ideal snow conditions and pandemic boredom, alpine-loving Canadians are currently enjoying a booming ski season. Many ski resorts are already reporting a high turnout, despite the lack of international visitors. But before hitting the slopes, it's worth noting that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a very real safety issue that any skier worth their goggles should take seriously.

Canadian ski resorts seeing busy start to season

Posted on November 20, 2020 by Global News
Ski resorts are experiencing a much busier start to the season, a result of a pent up demand from people looking for more outdoor options during the COVID-19 pandemic.

12 Top-Rated Ski Resorts in Canada

Posted on November 17, 2020 by Planet Ware
Ski resorts can be found across the country, but the best skiing in Canada is in the mountains of British Columbia and Alberta. The snow-covered peaks of the Rocky Mountains and the Coast Mountains are home to world-class ski resorts that attract skiers and boarders from around the world, and smaller resorts frequented primarily by locals.

Kootenay ski resort operators gear up for uncertainty

Posted on August 30, 2020 by CBC
British Columbia's famed ski resorts and lodges are taking a close look at how summer tourist operators are faring as they prepare their own pandemic survival strategies for the upcoming winter season. The province's ski sector brings in over $1.4 billion every season, according to a 2014 Destination B.C. study funded by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. From closed borders to measures to prevent the spread of the virus, the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic will alter how ski operations run this season.

Whistler Blackcomb unveils COVID-19 protocols

Posted on August 27, 2020 by CBC News
The U.S.-based company that owns Whistler Blackcomb says anyone hoping to hit the slopes during the COVID-19 pandemic will have to reserve in advance, and access to the mountain will not be granted without some kind of face covering.

Canada loses Lake Louise alpine ski event for 2020 due to COVID

Posted on August 20, 2020 by Global News
Canada will not hold an alpine ski race on the World Cup circuit this season after the Lake Louise event announced Thursday it will take a season off during the COVID-19 pandemic. FIS, the sport’s governing body, says all North American events will be realigned at existing technical and speed race venues in Europe. Men’s and women’s World Cup events were scheduled to be held in Lake Louise, Alta., Nov. 25 to Dec. 6. Lake Louise organizers say they plan to run their event in 2021.

North American races wiped out by COVID-19

Posted on August 20, 2020 by Reuters
The traditional opening of the Alpine Ski World Cup speed season in North America was cancelled with events in Canada and the United States wiped out by the COVID-19 outbreak, the sport’s governing body FIS said on Thursday. The first men’s and women’s downhills set for Lake Louise, Alberta and Beaver Creek, Colorado along with technical races in Killington, Vermont have been removed from the calendar.

COVID-19 locks out foreign workers

Posted on August 13, 2020 by CBC News
There are hundreds of jobs up for grabs at Alberta's ski resorts as they prepare for a winter season without their usual pool of international job seekers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, many of the positions on the slopes are taken by adventure seekers from Australia, the U.K. or, within Canada, from Quebec, but this year, travel restrictions caused by the pandemic are giving locals a leg up. Kendra Scurfield, director of communications at Sunshine Village, says the resort has about 800 paid positions on offer during a typical season.