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Canada is one big country and is home to tremendous number of ski resorts that visitors often find it difficult to choose one for the ultimate vacation. If you are heading to Canada or like my cousin who is there and wanting to see more of these, below are five destinations that provide the perfect combination of stunning views, rigorous slopes, and luxury amenities.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
In 2010, Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia served as the site for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition to that monumental claim to fame, this resort also boasts over 200 runs and more than 3,000 hectares of gorgeous landscape. During breaks from the slopes, take time to explore Whistler Village and its abundance of shops and restaurants.
Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia
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Located less than 40 miles from Kelowna, Big White features the highest summit (Big White Mountain) in the area as well as numerous luxury vacation homes. Sophisticated programs allow skiers of all ages and skill levels to advance their craft on the trails and the east side of the mountain provides some of the most stunning views in Canada.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Although it represents one of the newer ski resorts in Canada, Revelstoke Mountain rises to the top of the list thanks to its 1,713-meter drop, which makes it the longest vertical descent on the continent. It lacks some of the typical resort features prevalent in the older resorts, but you'll still find comfortable hotels, delicious restaurants, and quaint shops to keep you busy while you're off the slopes.
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Kicking Horse Resort, Golden, British Columbia
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Located in the Purcell Mountains, Kicking Horse Resort is known for its backcountry access and its four gorgeous bowls. With runs that range from beginner to expert, this resort features plenty of challenges for the pros in your group, but it won't leave the amateurs with nothing to do.
Mont-Sainte-Anne Mountain Resort, Quebec
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For the ultimate luxury skiing destination, trust Mont-Sainte-Anne Mountain Resort in Quebec to fulfill your dreams. As a former host of the Du Maurier International and the Canadian Winter Games, it claims plenty of street cred. It also features slopes for all levels of expertise, so families and groups don't have to sacrifice to enjoy themselves. An abundance of restaurants and lodging provides visitors with options and unlimited comfort.
Choosing the best ski resort in Canada depends on which features most impress you. When booking flights to Canada, consider your skiing skill level as well as the level of luxury you demand in your accommodations.