The Seven Best Ski Resorts in Canada in 2021

With winter firmly upon us, many of us are looking for a good time. Where, though, is the question. Sure, you can go for a tame little vacation in Disneyland, but we all know that the key to enjoying good wintertime is by indulging in the fruits the season itself brings. And there are very few fruits that taste as sweet as the Great White North in winter.

It’s not all snow and ice up there. You don’t need to read up on the top manufacturer of snowmobile tracks, nor do you need to prepare yourself to wrangle a moose. But, it does pay to book your holiday in advance, and for one very important reason. We are pleased to present to you our list of the top ski resorts to visit this season, promising fun for the whole family! Let’s get started!

1.   Whistler, British Columbia

It’ll only take you two hours to drive from Vancouver to Whistler, one of our favorite Canadian ski resorts, through the Sea to Sky route, which is noted for its magnificent views. It’s a huge resort with terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, whether they’re adrenaline junkies eager to carve up the 16 alpine bowls and fun parks or intermediates looking to polish their skills on the 200 runs spread out over 8,100 acres.

2.   Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Louise is a beautiful resort with a 4,000-acre ski slope that is known for its diverse terrain. From terrifyingly steep couloirs and hidden bowls to easy-going tree skiing and delightful parks, you’ll find it all here during your ski vacation. In 2021, it was supposed to be enlarged further, with the addition of 480 acres of terrain in the West Bowl area, beneath Whitehorn Mountain’s spectacular summit.

3.   Marmot Basin, Alberta

Despite its fantastic terrain and legendary snow cover, Marmot Basin, in the heart of Jasper National Park (which is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rockies World Heritage site), often goes unnoticed by those planning a ski vacation in Canada owing to its high altitude. At 1,698 meters above sea level, it has the highest base elevation of any Canadian ski resort. Don’t look down!

4.   Big White, British Columbia

Big White, a skier’s paradise in the Canadian Rockies, is roughly 60 kilometers from Kelowna. Modern quad chair lifts whisk visitors up to a height of 2319 meters. With an average of 24.5 feet (7.5 meters) of snow every year, Big White is one of British Columbia’s major ski resorts. A perfect winter is defined by dry, light champagne powder and mild temperatures.

5.   Revelstoke, British Columbia

Revelstoke, a two-hour drive from Kelowna airport in southern BC, is recognized for its large mountain topography as well as its beginner and intermediate-friendly slopes. It was previously a hangout for the ultra-rich, who flocked here to heli-ski and pootle down the resort’s slopes. The addition of a new gondola and chair lifts ushered in a metamorphosis that has elevated it to one of Canada’s top resorts, with the country’s largest vertical drop at 1,713 meters.

6.   Mont-Saint-Anne, Québec

When it comes to Quebec, Tremblant gets all of the attention, yet this tiny resort in the Laurentian Mountains has a lot to offer. To begin with, it’s absurdly easy to get to, being less than an hour’s drive from Quebec City. It’s known for its breathtaking landscape, cruising tree runs, and a diverse choice of non-skiing activities, including fat bike sessions and snowmobile excursions.

The resort’s 70 slopes cover 2,145 acres and cater to skiers of all abilities, with 46% of the terrain ideal for beginners and intermediates and the rest excellently suited to intermediate and advanced skiers.

7.   Mont Tremblant, Québec

Mont Tremblant promises the experience of a tiny French alpine resort and is conveniently located about 1.5 hours from Montreal and less than two hours from Ottawa. Mont Tremblant’s trails are not only well-kept, but they also offer a wide range of difficulty, with around half of the 102 paths certified for experts.

A wide choice of luxury hotels, good dining, and shopping are available in the lovely European-style village at the base. Mont Tremblant is also ideal for families, with a fantastic ski school, play areas, and non-skiing sports like snowshoeing, fat biking, and cross-country skiing.


With so many options to choose from, it might be hard to pick just one. Turn the planning into a family affair! Read this article with them and gauge their reactions and suggestions before you make a decision. This will make them anticipate the vacation and look forward to it even more. Just be careful and stay mindful of Covid restrictions while you’re out having a great time! Take care!