What makes skiing in Canada so special is the open ski areas and stunning scenery. Canada is a winter paradise for everyone with fantastic slopes, dog sledding, snowmobiling and lively après ski. The ski season runs from December to April, although many resorts are open year round offering a variety of activities.
During a ski holiday in Banff you can enjoy a long ski season with good powder snow. With the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park, skiing in Banff offers spectacular views.
There are three ski areas, Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise which are all connected by shuttle bus services with slopes for all levels of skier. Lake Louise also offers torchlight decent. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from for some lively après ski.
Whistler is the largest ski area in North America with a huge array of pistes and perfect snow. The high speed lift systems, friendly staff, spectacular skiing and relaxed mood make Whistler one of the worlds top ski destinations. The purpose built resort was designed by skiers for skiers and everything you could want from a ski holiday in Canada is catered for here.
One of the most easily accessible North America ski resorts from the UK is Tremblant. Located in the Laurentian Mountains a ski holiday in Tremblant captures all of the warm hospitality of Canada. The resort centre is traffic free with a range of shops, bars and restaurants. With its own dedicated beginners area, runs perfect for cruising, super steep glade skiing and amazing terrain for snowboarders, Tremblant has something for all abilities.
A ski holiday in Jasper offers stunning winter scenery with a warm, inviting and peaceful atmosphere. Many of the original buildings still stand in the town which was founded in 1911. The ski season in Jasper starts in late November and continues through to late April. There are 84 pistes suitable for all levels of skier in the Marmot Basin ski area with un-crowded slopes and beautifully groomed tree lined runs.
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Glitz, glamour and world class skiing. The USA offers a spectacular skiing holiday with its beautiful landscape, excellent powder snow and cities that are rich with attractions. Skiing and snowboarding are available in many states throughout the USA, the season runs from November to May at most ski resorts.
Breckenridge is in Colorado and dates back over 50 years; it has maintained its 'Old West' charm from its Victorian era when it was a gold mining area. The resort is full of character and is particularly family orientated with a friendly and fun atmosphere.
Another world class ski destination in the USA is Aspen. With fabulous views of snow capped mountains, leafy streets and a thriving nightlife, Aspen has plenty of charm and elegance. The four mountains of Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass offer skiing to suit all abilities. There is a shuttle bus that operates between the ski areas.
The ski resort of Vail, located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, is one of the biggest ski resorts in North America. The world class ski area in Vail offers three mountain facets; the Front Side, the Blue Sky Basin and Black Bowls which is perfect for the advanced skier. About 53% of the ski routes are geared towards the advanced skier with 29% for intermediate level and only 18% for beginners. As well as fantastic skiing you can also enjoy tubing, snowmobiling, ski biking, ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dog sledding and much more.
Located in the world famous Teton Mountain Range is one of the most challenging and thrilling ski resorts, Jackson Hole. Rendezvous Mountain is dedicated to intermediate and advanced skiers whilst Apres Vous Mountain is more suited to beginners. The ski resort itself is located in Teton village whilst downtown Jackson with its raised wooden boardwalks and Wild West style bars is only 15 minutes away.
High in the Colorado Rockies is the amazing ski resort of Winter Park. There are several ski in/ski out lodgings options available slope-side whilst there are plenty of hotels and chalets in the town of Winter Park to suit all budgets. The resort features ski runs for all levels from beginners to experts. There is a huge variety of restaurants at Winter Park with several more slope-side and a number of bars and pubs to choose from for live entertainment.
A skiing holiday in Lake Tahoe offers 531 ski runs and 20 terrain parks, the skiing here is fantastic. Set high in the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe is surrounded by beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and lake. With an average of 300 days of sunshine and 36 feet of snow every season, a skiing holiday in Lake Tahoe promises to be a dream come true.
A skiing holiday in the USA offers something for everyone, with the glitz and glamour of Aspen, the Wild West bars of Jackson Hole and the world class skiing in the Rockies what more could you ask for. Book your perfect ski holiday to the USA with the Co-operative Travel.