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Skiing & Snowboarding in Canada

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  • HolidayHelen
    3 contributions
    We're currently enjoying two weeks at Whistler / Blackcomb. We arrived last week amidst rumours that there was minimal snow. We were really nervous as to what we'd find. To our surprise the skiable terrain on our arrival was vast and fabulous, albeit a bit icy in some places. Then after 24 hours of snow fall last Thursday the conditions became even more enjoyable.

    Not only has Whistler delivered fresh snow, but also beautiful blue skies, minimal wind and no rain for 8 days straight.

    Some of the chair lift lines can be long (10 - 15 minutes) but once on the slopes the crowds disperse quickly and the ski runs are so nice and long. Our group is made up of intermediate and advance skiers. We have been able to ski together most of the time, but just take different lines down.

    The mountain restaurants are enormous and offer a variety of food to suit all dietary needs. We have always been able to find a table, even at peak times. Price's aren't too bad ie a bowl of chips is about $7, a bowl of soup and bread about $9, a vegan pie about $12 (Canadian).

    One afternoon we booked in to do the bobsled. If it's in your budget it's definitely worth considering. There are only a limited number of sessions open per day. These are largely run by training athletes and the money earned goes to maintaining the facility.

    Last, but so far my favourite experience, has been the Whistler FREE CIBC mountain tour (there are similar tours on Blackcomb). Groups are divided by ability. I opted to go intermediate level. Our volunteer tour leader, Don took us on a range of runs to suit our group's skill. He explained the local history and geography as we went and told funny stories along the way. He was vigilant, patient, generous with his time and entertaining. If you do nothing else you must do this when in Whistler. The groups run from the top of the Whistler Gondola every day from 11.15 am. Well done Whistler for providing this great service!!!

    Helen
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • Kerry
    2 contributions
    The guided tour with Jim was fantastic. Showed us around the mountain. Experienced all different types of terrain. So much fun!!!
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • andy g
    1 contribution
    Loved 😍 the Ski Friends tour of Lake Louise Ski Resort with Linda & Steve! Saw WAY more of the mountain than I would have on my own. Linda & Steve made me feel very welcome as the only snow boarder in a group with 9 other skiers. Terrific fun, loved Lake Louise. I'm a Ski Friends fan for good now.
    Written February 8, 2024
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  • jennifercG1819ZW
    Barrie, Canada127 contributions
    Great experience. Hills were well groomed. Lift staff were friendly. Highly recommended Refuge cafe in the middle of the mountain. Food was delicious. Soup, stew, hot chocolate and alcoholic beverages.
    Written February 2, 2024
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  • jobaron6
    Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
    Sun Peaks is a great resort with great ski runs and plenty of eating options but the most outstanding attribute is their ‘ Sun Hosts’ who so happily and willingly show us the layout and features of the resort. Thank you Sun Hosts!
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • bikingmom
    Cleveland, OH747 contributions
    This was our 2nd trip to RevelStoke and it is one of our favorite ski resorts. It was never crowded and there is terrain for everyone. The blue runs are steeper then other resorts, but they are well groomed. Having the gondola is a bonus because it takes you high above the cloud/haze line. We saw blue sky, the mountain range and even the sun a few times at the top of the gondola. Mid mountain where we would eat lunch at the Revelation lodge was usually in a fog and truly hard to see from the gondola at times. This was our go to lunch spot for the variety.
    I felt the trails were well marked and the lifties could not have been nicer. My husband did a 1/2 day private lesson that he was happy with. I did a group morning lesson that only had 1 other person that was also good. We had drinks one afternoon at the Mackenzie outpost before they closed at 3 pm.
    Parking is easy and free. Most people put their gear on in the parking lot, we carry our gear in and used the lower level locker area. We would just stuff our things underneath the benches and they were fine. It was never overly crowded.
    We were here for 10 days, our first week the snow was amazing, this week ( 1/29/2024) the temps have been to warm and the terrain is more like spring skiing, even all the way at the top. We have been taking the gondola down to revelation lodge and to the base at the end of the day because of the slushy/unsafe conditions.
    Written January 30, 2024
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  • walkingthebeaches
    Edmonton, Canada61 contributions
    Hands down best ski resort I have been at!

    I flew in with a few friends and stayed at a rented condo. We were just across the road from the Bullet Express chair lift.

    This was the first hill we have been at with a “media card” and it was easily the greatest invention ever made. We bought our tickets online to save some money, got our cards printed the first day we arrived, and anytime we wanted to add another day online, it would just load up on the card and we DIDN’T have to go back to the ticket window each time! What a time saver!

    We lucked out with only one day of pretty poor visibility, but it was an incredible trip with SO MANY runs and for all levels! The cherry on top of our daily tickets was the night skiing that came with it! What a blast ruling down those hills at night, it was incredible scenery with the pitch black sky and bright white frosted trees.

    We explored majority of the mountain while we were there but we did eventually hitting up our favourites each day as much as we could. We did notice that the right side of the hill with Bullet Express and Black Forest chair lifts were shorter lines, as well as powder gulch on the left side. What is great is you can just keep riding either direction to find more and more runs and it’s just a massive playground!

    They have done a marvellous job on the upkeep and maintenance of the hill and the lifties were all absolutely great humans and had great suggestions on where to check out next.

    We have already planned our next trip for 2025 to come back and do it all again. This mountain is a MUST!
    Written February 16, 2024
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  • Ady_JD
    Welwyn Garden City, UK190 contributions
    We came to do a hike , and took an easy route which was well marked, then ate at the restaurant when we came back. We walked up to the centre from town centre, which was a lovely walk. Food was nice with generous portions, and their are exhibits from the olympics all around, which make it a very interesting place. Only thing that was missing was bike hire at the location.
    Written June 15, 2023
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  • Janet M
    9 contributions
    I was at Marmot Basin on Friday skiing mid mountain. Love Marmot for the runs and the warm friendly staff and patrons. That is until I ran into Joey, a ski instructor with snow school on Basin run. His customer service was appalling. Joey was instructing a group of about 10 people and did not care that he was rude to people outside his group. I would not recommend taking lessons from Joey. The ski hill is lovely and the majority of staff are great, friendly, personable and wonderful to deal with.
    Written January 22, 2024
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  • Gunnie100
    Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
    Worst snow in 20 years, and it was outstanding. Enough said - I don't want too many to show up because I'm going back for sure.
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • FreeAdventurer
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates591 contributions
    During May, many bikers come to go up and then going down by bike, without a bike there is a closed cable car , Gondola takes you up, mice view, free parking
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • bikingmom
    Cleveland, OH747 contributions
    The few days we were here the mountain received a lot of snow, after the grooming . Great for some, but not for more of a blue/green skier like me. The other issue is the Timber Bowl Express quad was the only high speed lift and it took me too very steep ungroomed blue runs. I basically ended up skiing off the Elk Quad for 2 days, a slow lift but at least the runs were good. We ate at the Lost Boys cafe one day for lunch, service was very slow, but the food was good and the views were amazing. Bathroom is not in the cafe, it is across the way and is a pit toilet.
    parking is free and there is a common area to leave your gear for free in the Griz Day Lodge. We ended up eating here as well , inexpensive compared to the other places to eat and just as good.
    Written January 22, 2024
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  • Teddy B
    8 contributions
    We had a great time hanging out for the long weekend. We had not been to Collingwood in the summer and wow have we been missing out! The resort is spacious and well laid out. It was clean and comfortable. Our king bed was fantastic. The price is a bit on the expensive side but it was the long weekend. We left the resort to go to the beach and do a 10M bike trip LOVED IT1
    Written July 10, 2023
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada260 contributions
    A good ski resort and the sled activity is fun. There are NO ski in and out places to stay here. You have to walk up a few sets of stairs at the bottom of the hill or walk quite a way at the top. The two places to eat at the top of the hill are very nice and expensive.
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • bikingmom
    Cleveland, OH747 contributions
    We only had 1 day to ski here because the weather had been so warm for 10 days, but really wanted to see the mountain. It is about a 25 minute drive from Nelson, parking is free and not too far from the lodge. We were there on a Saturday, so very busy with a race, ski school and the ski racing team. Most of the blue runs were icy and not groomed. I ended up on the 2 person chair my entire day. My husband went up the summit chair, but was not happy with the runs. The Glory ridge was basically unsuitable for skiing that day.
    The lodge was nice and the food options were amazing. Really the best food I have ever had on a ski mountain. I even bought the cookbook! The lower level of the lodge is where you can get ready and leave your gear. Would only return if the snow conditions are better.
    Written February 6, 2024
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