Top ski trips across Canada

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It’s time to hit the hills and make the most out of this winter. Canadians love to see the world from great heights and enjoy the wild ride down. Ski trips are a fantastic adventure for the whole family, and most resorts offer cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, and much more!

Mont Tremblant, Quebec

This popular ski destination is located in the heart of the Laurentian Mountains, only 130 km away from Montreal. There are 96 ski trails and 4 distinct slopes located around the well appointed Mount Tremblant Ski Resort and village with lots to do for everyone. Non-ski options include tours of nearby Quebecois villages, snow tubing, dog sledding, spa treatments, Scandinavian baths and snowboarding. Younger children will enjoy the special programs at the Kidz Club, located in the Sommet des Neiges Hotel in the pedestrian village.

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Blue Mountain, Ontario

Ontarians gather in the Collingwood area for great daytime and nighttime skiing on Blue Mountain’s 36 runs and 3 freestyle terrains. It’s the third most popular ski resort in Canada after Whistler’s Blackcomb and Mont Tremblant. Being only a short trip from Toronto and other cities, Blue Mountain is perfect for a day trip or weekend away. Non-skiers can slide down the escarpment in the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster at more than 40-km-per-hour, or try skating at the Mill Pond Rink or one of the tobogganing tours. Keep the little ones busy at The Kids at Blue Mountain Ski Program but book early because it fills up quickly.

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

Combined, the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have more than 200 runs, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers providing over 3,200 hectares of incredibly awe-inspiring terrain. While you're not on the hills you can take advantage of the dog sledding, tube park, zip trek, snowcat tours, and visit the trendy shops and eateries in Whistler Village. For the children there are ski lessons catering to all levels and ages, there are special kids and teen programs and the Whistler Kids Snow School. There is also an outdoor skating rink at Olympic Plaza and the Coca-Cola Tube Park.

Le Massif, Quebec

Le Massif located in Charlevoix is the highest point east of the Canadian Rockies with a 770 meter vertical drop that is sure to take your breath away. Take the one-hour relaxing train ride from Quebec City, and enjoy stunning views of the St. Lawrence River. If you’re looking to take a break from skiing, try mountain sledding, a long 7.5 km sled run that winds down Mont Liguori taking your along tight turns and awesome scenery that is unique to the mountain. There are also gourmet tours of the Charlevoix area, as well as excursions to the art scene in Baie-Saint-Paul. The Youth Program offers a beginner package that includes a ski lesson, day lift ticket and equipment rental for the entire day.

Martock, Nova Scotia

Although not well-known Atlantic Canada does have a few great ski options, one of which is the Martock Ski centre. The second largest ski hill in Nova Scotia is only a short forty-five minute drive from Halifax, and offers an excellent mix of cross-country and alpine trails. Cross-country skiers will love Nordic Park, 5 km of trails that wind through mixed hard and softwood forests. If you’re up for trying something new, Martok is home to the province’s only biathlon range, and offers lessons and rentals for the beginner.

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