Canada is famous for its winter holidays, including those at its legendary ski resorts, such as Whistler and Banff. While these two are considered amongst the best, with good reason, there are also many other ski resorts offering great deals, and with less traffic more skiing fun can be had. It is up to you whether you go in for the big resorts or want more room on the slopes for yourself.
Whistler, situated in Vancouver, offers something for every skier, with terrain ranging from mild to wild. Many other winter activities are to be had here, and there is a range of accommodation from small budget to large.
Big White Ski Resort, Sun Peaks and Silver Star are all very family friendly resorts with terrain to suit early beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. The more family friendly holiday spots have little, however, for the avid professional.
Kicking Horse, near the town of Golden, and Revelstoke Mountain Resort, east of Silver Star and close to Revelstoke on the other hand, are every snowboarder and expert skier’s dream, with mighty slopes and offering cat and heli skiing facilities.
With a great currency exchange, particularly for those from the US, UK and Europe, Canadian skiing holidays are cheaper than ever, offering budget friendly accommodation in all areas. Banff and Whistler provide relatively expensive lodges. Big White, Sun Peaks and Silver Star offer great value for money, while Kicking Horse and Revelstoke offer even better value.
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