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Luxury Canada Ski – The Best Resorts for On and Off-Piste Indulgence

14th August 2018

Snow-laden fir trees, warm woolen mittens and steaming mugs of hot chocolate… Canada’s ski resorts offer a winter experience straight from a storybook.

The world-famous mountains of British Columbia invite you to discover the unique luxury that only a true winter wonderland can offer. Alberta experiences beckon from amidst the natural splendor of Banff National Park. From world-class skiing to fabulous chalets, these resorts invite you to experience sumptuous, snowy bliss.   

Whistler, British Columbia

From dazzling vertical to scenic beginner slopes, Whistler Blackcomb has terrain to delight skiers of all abilities. Of course, you could spend the day in the village and forget all about the ski slopes. Incredible shopping, dining and entertainment make Whistler Resort a destination in itself.

Where to stay

Enjoy the Four Season’s inimitable brand of luxury flavoured by mountain influence at the Four Seasons Whistler Resort. Inviting interiors and first-class service are complemented by extras such as a Ski Concierge, in-house spa and daily wine tasting.

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Whistler Four Seasons Whistler Lobby
Four Seasons Whistler Resort, British Columbia

Don’t miss…

If ever a bakery deserved 5 stars, it is Purebread in Whistler Village. Just off Olympic Plaza, it will lure you in with irresistible smells and a display of baked goodies worthy of an artist.

Ski & Stay Whistler Four Seasons 7-night luxury package from $3,132 per person

SilverStar Mountain Resort, British Columbia

If you’re envisioning a village from a snow globe, SilverStar can grant your wishes. Colourful buildings and a unique mid-mountain location allow you to totally lose yourself in a winter fairytale.

Where to stay

Looking out over a picture-perfect ice skating rink or towards the ski hill, your rooms at the Firelight Lodge offer a modern mountain haven. Relax in the terrace hot tub and soak up the gorgeous alpine scenery. 

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Silver Star Firelight Bedroom
Firelight Lodge, SilverStar, British Columbia

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For a truly unique dinner experience, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride out to Wild Horseman’s Cabin. Cosy up with a hot cider and a buffet dinner in the warmth of a rustic mountain cabin.

Ski & Stay SilverStar Firelight Lodge 7-night luxury package from $1,448 per person

Banff National Park, Alberta

Exploring the slopes of Lake Louise, Sunshine Village or Mount Norquay is a feast for the eyes and the skis, but you’re also spoiled for choice off the slopes. Dining and shopping are especially satisfying in the picturesque streets of Banff town.

Where to stay

Turrets, towers and lofty ceilings await you at the Fairmont Banff Springs. A castle boasting a multitude of restaurants, shopping outlets and its own day spa, this incredible hotel offers an iconic Banff experience that you’ll never forget.

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Banff Springs Winter standard
Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta

Don’t miss…

Be sure to “take the waters” at Banff’s historically soothing Upper Hot Springs. If you’re the bearer of an All Mountain SkiBig3 Lift Ticket, you’ll be granted a single time entry free of charge.

Ski & Stay Fairmont Banff Springs 7-night luxury package from $1,925 per person

Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia

With three mountains to choose from, it’s no wonder that Canada’s second largest ski resort has a reputation for spacious groomers and imaginative terrain. The European-style, ski-through village is filled with quaint shops, cafés and eateries, ensuring Sun Peaks offers a winter experience to tick all your boxes.

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Sunpeaks Winter Local Lens
Sun Peaks, British Columbia

Where to stay

The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel lives up to its name, with luxurious interiors and state-of-the-art facilities. Three outdoor hot tubs are the perfect prelude to dinner at Mantles Restaurant, where you’ll savour delectable Pacific Northwest cuisine with a regional flare.

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Sun Peaks Grand view of ski hill
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia

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Visit Voyageur Bistro for a dining experience infused with culture. The menu focuses on Canadian ingredients that have been available for hundreds of years, including bison, berries, bannock and local fish.

Ski & Stay Sun Peaks Grand 7-night luxury package from $1,199 per person

Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia

With a lively village, splendid slopes and an enviable annual snowfall, Big White is a destination that begs you unwind and enjoy après. Wander through the welcoming village, kick back for a drink on the patio or explore ski terrain ranging from wide open groomers to inviting glades.

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Big White IMG
Big White, British Columbia

Where to stay

Ski in to the luxury of space at one of Stonebridge Lodge Resort’s ideally located apartments. Modern and charming, these apartments are just steps from the best that Big White has to offer and most boast a private hot tub.

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Big White Stonebridge interior
Stonebridge Lodge Resort, British Columbia

Don’t miss…

Beer lovers mustn’t miss a visit to Sessions Taphouse, home to Canada’s highest micro-brewery. With 12 unique craft beers on tap and an atmosphere boasting the good cheer of a genuine ski town watering hole, you’ll find reason to linger for an extended session.

Ski & Stay Big White Stonebridge Lodge 7-night luxury package from $2,333 per person

If you are excited by the prospect of a snow and ski holiday in Canada, talk to a Travel Associates adviser now about booking the ultimate trip.