Don't spend the winter months hibernating indoors waiting for the defrost of spring – get out there and take advantage of the best this chilly season has to offer: skiing (or snowboarding… or skating…).
Boasting some of the world's most exclusive, high-end, luxury ski properties in bustling towns with fine dining, shopping, and the like, these are the best ski resorts in Canada.
Kicking Horse Resort – Golden, BC
Nestled in the picturesque Rocky Mountains is Kicking Horse Resort, with a variety of wonderful lodging options, from affordable to luxurious, both on the mountain and in the town of Golden and surrounding area. Book accommodations, lift tickets, rental equipment, mountain school, and so much more.
Fairmont Tremblant – Mont-Tremblant, QC
Situated at the foot of Mont Tremblant, one of the country's most impressive ski hills, is the beautiful Fairmont, notorious for their elegant rooms, top-notch service, and award-winning dining options at their two on-site restaurants. Book packages for skiing, spa days, food and wine experiences, and special occasions.
Nita Lake Lodge – Whistler/Blackcomb, BC
Nita Lake Lodge is the area's most exclusive luxury boutique hotel and has perhaps the most privileged location of all Whistler luxury accommodations – it overlooks Nita Lake and is just steps from the base of Whistler Mountain. It's also an extremely green and socially responsible resort.
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside – Whistler, BC
We hate to include more than one Whistler property on this list, but it's such an amazing world-renowned ski area that it's hard to just pick one "best ski resort in Canada" when the region is littered with incredible hotels. This one is especially unique – they have ski-in/ski-out convenience of the closest hotel to both Whistler and Blackcomb Gondolas, their own in-house Irish pub, whirlpools, and more.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Jasper, BC
Take in a true Canadian Rocky experience at this best of the best ski resort in Canada – the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has a variety of accommodations including Signature Cabins, the newly-opened Fairmont Spa (which was rated Canada's #8 Resort Spa by Condé Nast Traveler), and close proximity to Jasper National Park, not to mention world-class skiing and other wintertime sports as well as activities.