Best Ski Resorts in Canada

Best Canada Ski Resort for Powder Hounds: Whitewater
Mt Baldy: one of the best ski resorts in Canada for powder hounds
Powder King BC: ideal for powder skiing & riding
Best Ski Resort in Canada Overall: Whistler Blackcomb
Red Mountain: one of the best Canada ski resorts
Big White: best Canadian ski resort awards for kids, beginner & intermediate terrain
Silver Star: family friendly Canada ski resort
Rossland: one of the best ski towns in Canada
Castle Mountain: inexpensive snowcat skiing
Kicking Horse: best Canadian ski resort awards for multiple categories
Sun Peaks: best family ski resort Canada
Sunshine Banff: great lift infrastructure
Shames Mountain: uncrowded slopes
Marmot Basin Jasper
Nelson BC: best ski town in Canada
Hudson Bay BC: renowned for low crowds
Banff Canada: great restaurants & nightlife
Lake Louise Ski Resort Canada
Revelstoke: best ski resort Canada for advanced terrain
Fernie: a great all-rounder

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 Powderhounds.com (and we're powder hounds, so only western Canada). Here are our thoughts on the top Canadian ski resorts:

Best Canada Ski Resorts for Powder Hounds

Based on advanced/expert terrain + snow quality & quantity
+ lack of people riding off-piste
Whitewater, BC - #1 rated resort in Canada for Powderhounds Mt Baldy, BC - #2 rated resort in Canada for Powderhounds Powder King, BC - #3 rated resort in Canada for Powderhounds

Other top Canada ski resorts for powder hounds are Kicking HorseApexShames Mountain & Red Mountain.

Best Ski Resorts in Canada - Overall

Based on multiple factors including lifts 
& services, skiing/snowboarding terrain, snow & cost
Whistler Blackcomb - rated best overall ski resort in Canada Red Mountain - Rated #2 best overall mountain in Canada Big White - Rated #3 best overall ski resort in Canada

Other highly best overall rated Canadian ski resorts include Kicking HorsePanorama, Whitewater Ski Resort & Sun Peaks.

Other Awards for Best Skiing in Canada

Skiing and Snowboarding

Best Canada ski resort for 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, Red ResortWhitewater

Best tree skiing in Canada: Whitewater, Red Mountain, Baldy

Best powder: Whitewater,  Powder King, Kicking Horse

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

Best ski resorts in Canada for kids: Sun PeaksSilver Star, Big White

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

Best terrain park: Sunshine, Whistler Ski ResortPanorama

Nightlife

Best après: Whistler Ski Resort, Banff

Best nightlife: Whistler, Banff

Best selection of restaurants: Banff, Whistler

Shopping

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

Ski Town

Best Canadian ski town: Nelson (Whitewater), Rossland (Red 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 Powderhounds.com. 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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