Best Ski Resorts in Canada

Whitewater - Best Skiing in Canada for Powder Hounds
Whitewater Ski Resort is located near Nelson BC
Revelstoke BC - Great Ski Resort for Powder Hounds
Revelstoke Ski Resort Canada
Kicking Horse - best ski resort in Canada for expert terrain and for powder hounds
Kicking Horse has some fantastic steep chutes
Whistler - Overall Best Ski Resort in Canada
The Whistler village has lots of shops, restaurants and bars
Red Mountain is an impressive Canadian ski resort
Rossland near Red Mountain is my favourite Canada ski town
Big White is one of the best Canada ski resorts overall
Big White is incredibly family friendly
Sunshine Village has superb terrain
Fernie Alpine Resort is located close to the town of Fernie
Sun Peaks is the best Canadian ski resort for intermediates
Sun Peaks is the top Canada ski resort for families
Panorama is delightfully uncrowded
Silver Star is a great family ski resort
If there was an award for views, Lake Louise would definitely win!
Banff is a beautiful Canadian ski town

Best Ski Resorts in Canada

Powderhounds Awards: Best Ski Resorts in Canada

Where is the best skiing in Canada? The following awards are for Canada ski resorts that have been reviewed by (and we're powder hounds, so only western Canada). Here are our thoughts on the top Canadian ski resorts:
Top Rated Canadian Resorts for Powder Hounds
Based on advanced/expert terrain + snow quality & quantity
+ lack of people riding off-piste

Other highly rated Canada ski resorts for powder hounds are Red Mountain, Kicking HorseApex & Shames Mountain.

Best Ski Resorts in Canada - Overall
Based on multiple factors including lifts 
& services, skiing/snowboarding terrain, snow & cost

Other highly best overall rated resorts include Panorama, Whitewater Ski ResortKicking Horse & Sun Peaks.

Other Awards for Best Skiing in Canada

Skiing and Snowboarding

Best overall terrain: Whistler Mountain, Kicking Horse, Red Mountain, Lake Louise 

Best beginner terrain: Sun Peaks, Big White, Marmot Basin

Best intermediate terrain: Sun Peaks, Big White, Lake Louise

Best advanced on-piste terrain: Revelstoke, Whistler, Kicking Horse

Best off-piste: Whistler Blackcomb, Red Mountain, Kicking Horse

Best expert and extreme terrain: Kicking Horse, Whistler, Whitewater

Best tree skiing: Whitewater, Red Mountain, Revelstoke

Best powder: Whitewater,  Powder King, Kicking Horse

Best uncrowded slopes: Baldy, Shames Mountain, Apex, Hudson Bay

Best family ski resorts/for kids: Sun Peaks;Silver Star, Big White

Best lift infrastructure: Whistler Ski Resort, Lake Louise, Sunshine

Best terrain park: Sunshine, Whistler Ski ResortPanorama


Best après: Whistler Ski Resort, Banff

Best nightlife: Whistler, Banff

Best selection of restaurants: Banff, Whistler


Best snow equipment & clothing: Whistler

Best souvenir shopping: Banff

Value for Money

Best value for money ski resort: Revelstoke, Red Mountain

Best Canada ski resort for low cost: Powder King, Hudson Bay, Baldy, Shames Mountain

To see how the Canada ski resorts rate against each other see our Canadian ski resorts ratings.

Best Canada Ski Resorts - Readers' Reviews

These awards for the "best ski resorts in Canada" are based on the public reviews on Come and have your say on the top Canada ski resorts by reviewing and rating a ski area. Navigate to the Canada ski resort you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!

NB only Canada ski resorts with a minimum of 4 reviews were considered in the awards. Where there are equal scores, the resort with more reviews is selected as the best. 1 The top overall Canada ski resort is based on an average of the other above factors. 2 The best Canada powder skiing is the average of the scores for snow, uncrowded and off-piste. Come and have your say on the best skiing in Canada by reviewing and rating a ski area. Navigate to the Canada ski resort you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!
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