Ski resorts in Alberta

Alberta

If you have a penchant for powder, then head to the ski resorts of Alberta. Set in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alberta skiing holidays offer fantastic skiing and snowboarding against a backdrop of magnificent mountains and rolling foothills.Ski holidays in Alberta let you make the most of the outdoors, with a range of activities depending on the ski resorts in Alberta you choose. Activities include hiking, snowmobiling and helicopter trips.

With exceptionally good restaurants and quality food served in large portions you are well catered for. There are several seafood restaurants, which is unusual for ski areas. The west coast salmon is particularly good.

Visiting Alberta

Alberta ski resorts are perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. You will find everything from steep, mogul-laden freefalls to gentle, family-friendly slopes.Although the snow is virtually guaranteed, the downside to ski holidays in Alberta is that it often rains or becomes bitterly cold. In Banff and Lake Louise it's not uncommon for the temperature to plummet to -30°C. This is worth bearing in mind if you prefer to ski in warmer conditions!

There are many ski resorts in Alberta to choose from. Lake Louise, Canada's biggest single skiing area, has good facilities and is renowned for its beautiful scenery.Holiday packages that cover several resorts are very popular, and there is one to suit every budget.

The accommodation and service is top quality, whether you choose to stay in a hotel or self-catering apartment. Alberta is also famous for its backcountry lodges, which range from fairly basic to very luxurious with all mod cons.

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunEasyIntermediateAdvancedExpert/ExtremeSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Banff1630 m2730 m1100 m8.0 km621325032Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCA Calgary (1h 50m)
Castle Mountain1410 m2280 m870 m5.0 km7252525Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCA Calgary (3h 30m)
Jasper's Marmot Basin1697 m2612 m915 m6.0 km13184015Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Lake Louise1635 m2640 m1005 m8.0 km35622121Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCA Calgary (2h 20m)
Nakiska1525 m2260 m735 m3.0 km1150010Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCA Calgary (1h 15m)
Sunshine Village1660 m2730 m1070 m8.0 km2159216Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCA Calgary (2h 10m)

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