Canada has a multitude of superb ski resorts, characterized by their excellent snow conditions, resort amenities, stellar ski schools and engaging off-slope activities. The ambiance of the resorts will vary according to where you go in Canada. For example, many of the eastern resorts have a distinctly French atmosphere, whereas the Banff area, in western Canada, is a vibrant arts community.
Tremblant is located in eastern Canada. It is a quaint, charming and distinctly French resort where you can enjoy crepes for breakfast and French cuisine for dinner. Mont Tremblant is owned by Intrawest, which also owns Whistler, Copper Mountain, Steamboat and Winter Park. As such, it is managed by a company that has constantly proven its expertise in resort design. Tremblant is characterized by its modern lift system, well-groomed trails and easy connections to the various parts of the mountain.
Mont Tremblant Ski Resort
000 Chemin des Voyageurs
Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada J8E 1T1
Whistler Blackcomb is located in the western, British Columbia region. The resort consists of two huge mountains adjacent to each other. There are two gondolas in the base area, as well as an ultramodern lift system. Ski E'Spirit is the resort's signature ski clinic, which offers a three- or four-day class that teaches skills while participants explore the entire mountain. Whistler is famous for its lively après-ski scene and great restaurants. The mountain offers many opportunities for advanced and novice skiers to ski within eyesight of each other. For example, novice skiers can ski Burnt Stew, an easy trail that winds around the mountain, while their advanced friends or family members can tackle the bowls below the trail.
4010 Whistler Way
Whistler, BC, Canada V0N 1B4
Sunshine Village is located in Banff National Park, one of the most beautiful sections of western Canada. The resort is famous for its rolling hills, which provide a fun ride for skiers of all levels. As its name implies, the resort gets a good deal of sunshine, which adds to the enjoyment. Although there is some on-mountain lodging, its best to stay in Banff, which has a wide variety of restaurants, art galleries and nightlife activities.
Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1J5
Article Written By Lisa Mercer
In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.