There are countless ski slopes and resorts all over the world, but the Rocky Mountains of Western Canada offer some of the best terrain, conditions and amenities anywhere on the planet. Whether you’re a bunny-slope newbie or seasoned expert, there’s something for every ability level, with plenty of aprÃ¨s-ski enticements to enhance the experience. If you’re looking for your next winter or spring-skiing getaway, you won’t be disappointed with the Canadian Rockies. Here are the deets on some of the top mountains and resorts in the region.
1. Mount Norquay
Situated just 5 minutes from the idyllic mountain town of Banff, this Alberta resort has been in operation for 90 years. Many Olympians and World Cup athletes have trained here, and many families flock here due to its convenient location and relatively manageable size. Beginners and intermediate skiers have plenty of options, but even daredevil experts will find enough to challenge them, too.
Season Length: October to April
Average Snowfall: 3 m / 120 in
Number of Runs: 28
Longest Run: 1.67 km
20% Beginner (green), 36% Intermediate (blue), 28% Advanced (black), 16% Expert (double black)
Number of Lifts:
1 Highspeed quad, 2 Quads, 2 Surface lifts, 1 Double
Number of Restaurants/Bars: 6