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12 Resorts to Ski with the Family

David Nathan

David Nathan

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From the West to the East, Canada is one of the most beautiful playgrounds in the world to ski with your family. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but the ski resorts have also become real paradises for those who love winter sports. Here is a selection of 12 ski resorts that will please the whole family.

Lake Louise
Families looking for the wild Canadian immensity with fall in love with Lake Louise, located at the heart of Banff National Park. The 4,200-acre ski area is one of the largest plains in North America, offering a wide range of slope options to please everyone from beginners to experts.
www.skilouise.com

Marmot Basin
At Marmot Basin, almost everything was designed for families. The resort offers a family card that gives access to special rates on hotels or rentals. From the age of six, children can join the Marmot Kid’s Club and learn how to ski with accredited instructors.
www.skimarmot.com

Mt Norquay
In Mt Norquay, skiing will be worth your money as the resort is only one hour away from Calgary and offers hourly rates. Many lesson packages are available and you will find numerous activities for the little ones.
www.banffnorquay.com

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
The Columbia Valley is located in the warmest region of the Rockies. From one mountain area to the other, the temperature may vary by 15 degrees. You will notice it if you choose to visit the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort with your family. Another advantage offered there is that the ski packages give access to many hot spring basins. You will fully enjoy the mountain and relax from your day!
www.fairmonthotsprings.com

Panorama Mountain Resort BC
Renowned for the quality of its ski centre, the Panorama Snow School, this resort will charm the most demanding families. As the children will take a ski lesson with Jason and his team of instructors, the parents will either enjoy the large ski area or relaxing times with hot baths and massages.
www.panoramaresort.com

Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine resort has strong arguments for those who want to enjoy a complex that is both fully equipped for snow activities and definitely oriented towards the family. From the age of four, children can discover the joys of sliding thanks to introductory games and access to low angle slopes. The area is ideal for beginners but advanced skiers can also enjoy slopes suited to their skills.
www.skifernie.com

Mt Seymour BC
Welcome to Mt Seymour, in British Columbia. This haven for skiers is located just north of Vancouver. It is the perfect place for those who want to discover the joys of freestyle and snowboarding. However, beginners are not forgotten as the resort also includes traditional slopes for all levels.
www.mountseymour.com

Sun Peaks Resort
Imagine: you’re enjoying a one-on-one evening at the restaurant while your children are having fun in the snow. You can, thanks to the nocturnal snow activities at the Sun Peaks Resort. From skiing to sliding on a toboggan, the children can have it all and be taken care of from morning to evening. This also gives you enough time to have fun and enjoy yourself!
www.sunpeaksresort.com

Mount St. Louis Moonstone
When Josl Huter, an Austrian skier, founded Mount St. Louis almost 50 years ago, he took on the challenge of making it the ideal place for snow delights. And he succeeded! Located in Ontario’s famous “snow belt”, the snow conditions are absolutely exceptional at Mount St. Louis. Families will enjoy 36 slopes for all levels and have fun snowboarding, skiing, sliding, and playing in snow parks.
www.mountstlouis.com

Camp Fortune
Only 15 minutes away by car from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Camp Fortune welcomes winter lovers. There are 23 slopes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, and for the little ones, the Ski Wee program includes nine two-hour sessions to teach them the basics of skiing in a fun and safe way through games and the development of skills.
www.campfortune.com

Mont Ste-Marie
If you’re willing to try something new, Mont Ste-Marie should meet your expectations. The ski school there offers a one- to two-day Supercross and Boardercross teaching program for children from the age of eight. The teaching of those fascinating Olympic disciplines focuses on the technical aspects of skiing and snowboarding. If you prefer a more traditional practice, the resort also offers everything you’re looking for.
www.montstemarie.com

Edelweiss
State-of-the-art facilities, brand new snow cannons, renovated pavilion… Families will undoubtedly find all the comfort and commodities they want at Edelweiss (Regional Award winner, 2008 Tourism Quebec Grand Prix). And while you ski, your children can have fun at the tubing park, the largest one in the Outaouais region.
www.skiedelweiss.com

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