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Canada ski holidays

  • A skier off piste with a rocky snow covered mountain range behind and vast forest in the valley

For the aficionados who have refined their bucket list and families seeking bundles of wintery fun, Canada rolls out its ice-dusted carpet of iconic resorts and high-octane experiences that are often the envy of all.

For the aficionados who have refined their bucket list and families seeking bundles of wintery fun, Canada rolls out its ice-dusted carpet of iconic resorts and high-octane experiences that are often the envy of all.

Heli-skiing to the highest peaks and floating downhill with the fluffy-as-a-bear-cub snow beneath you, skiing in Canada is like an extreme game of snakes and ladders where, no matter where you go, everyone is a winner. Take bucket-list Whistler, for instance, with its epic wilderness that rivals every resort in North America. Having been known to challenge even an Olympic champion, piste-pros explore the vast backcountry while newbies follow in the tracks (pun intended) of gold-medal experts; all before heading onto the famed après-ski.

Promising the same switcharoo for both skiers and non-skiers, Banff’s’ idyllic UNESCO national park spans quieter slopes for a better chance of making fresh tracks in the three ski areas that make up the SKIBIG3. While Banff rules as the life and soul of the party, Lake Louise calls-dibs on the serene retreat angle. The best of both wintry worlds are neck-and-neck for inventive pastimes, with the likes of horse-drawn sleigh rides and heli-tours over the Canadian Rockies to see the frozen bubbles at Abraham Lake, proudly placed right on your doorstep.

A snowy mountain range seen behind tall pine trees
A group of skiers on a ski lift with a partially visible mountain range behind under a blue sky
A white helicopter parked on white snow
A snowy mountain range seen behind tall pine trees
A group of skiers on a ski lift with a partially visible mountain range behind under a blue sky
A white helicopter parked on white snow
Skiing in Canada is like an extreme game of snakes and ladders where, no matter where you go, everyone is a winner.
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A sense of place

Get to know our favourite ski spots in Canada, from the acclaimed ski resort of Whistler to the UNESCO heritage site of Banff National Park.

  • A woman wearing a grey beanie hat looking towards out of focus mountains
    Whistler

    The acclaimed ski resort sits on the rugged west coast of Canada, just a short drive from Vancouver – a direct flight makes it the perfect alternative to European skiing. 

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  • A ski lift and Goats Eye Mountain, Banff
    Banff

    In the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Banff National Park, a combination of superb slopes, endless winter activities and award-winning hotel spas welcome both skiers and non-skiers.

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  • Snowy lake and mountain in Banff National Park
    Lake Louise

    Sitting pretty in Banff National Park, a combination of superb slopes, endless winter activities and award-winning hotel spas welcome both skiers and non-skiers. 

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Its essence...

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Destination essentials
  • Dec - Apr
    CULTURAL TRIANGLE / SOUTHWEST COAST
  • Jun - Sep
    EAST / SOUTHEAST COAST
BEST FOR
  • 12hrs
    Whistler
  • 11hrs 5mins
    Banff
  • 11hrs 35mins
    Lake Louise
Flight
  • -8hrs
    WHISTLER GMT
  • -7hrs
    BANFF GMT
Time difference
  • CAD
    Canadian Dollar
  • English
    French also spoken
Currency / Language
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Luxury ski
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Carrier features a selection of luxury lodges and chalets in the most glamorous resorts in Europe and North America. View our full collection of ski and snow holidays.

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Luxury ski & snow destinations

For the serious slope-skimmers, dedicated après-skiers and the winter wonderland wanderers in-between.

  • Morning sunrise in Austrian mountains
    Austria ski ski holidays

    Birthplace of steel edged skis, the stem turn and even the first dedicated academy, skiing is in Austria’s blood, nourished by the throng of charming villages and invigorating aprés-ski.

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  • Sunrise over a river in winter near Levi, Finnish Lapland
    Finnish Lapland

    During the deep winter, when the sun barely rises and the frozen landscape emits a mystical blue light, Finnish Lapland is a breath of fresh air fantasy.

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  • Ski gondolas over Courchevel ski resort in winter
    France ski holidays

    For the serious slope-skimmers, dedicated après-skiers, and the winter wonderland wanderers in-between, France serves the ultimate recipe for on-and-off piste adventures.

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  • Northern lights over snowy Mount Kirkjufell Iceland
    Iceland

    With a short flight and zero time difference, you don’t need a golden compass to find the northern light-laden skies, picture-perfect municipals and ethereal dioramas of Iceland.

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  • Winter Day at Alpe di Siusi with view on Sassolungo and Sassopiatto, Dolomites, Italy
    Italy ski holidays

    Nowhere does a switch-up quite like Italy; seamlessly going from hefty-buckled footwear to the sleekest apres-ski ankle boots, sociable slopes to solitary Dolomites safari adventures, and making spaghetti-like tracks in the snow to tucking into a plate of the real thing slope-side.

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  • Red winter barn in between snowy trees
    Sweden ski & snow holidays

    A silent, pristine wilderness of enchanting forests, frozen lakes, an abundance of inquisitive fauna and otherworldly places to rest sleepy heads, Swedish Lapland is the place to walk on the wild side.

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  • A view of the town of Arosa with trees and snowy mountains
    Switzerland ski holidays

    Switzerland takes the crown when it comes to dramatic and picture-perfect winterscapes; sky-skimming mountains, glass-like lakes and chocolate box villages are what define this panorama.

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  • Colorado mountain peaks dotted with green trees in the winter
    USA ski holidays

    Big, bold, and outrageously beguiling, skiing in the USA is a superlative in itself; but with ‘champagne’ powder snow, seriously scaled-up landscapes, and a handful of Wild West traditional towns, we believe it’s for all the right reasons.

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