Canada has some of the finest skiing on the planet. But the best places to ski in Canada are those that are near to, or have their own thermal springs. It’s pure après-ski hot tub heaven!
The country is home to more than 50 hot spring sites, where visitors can bathe in natural thermal pools and feel the soothing benefits of warm mineral waters on their muscles.
This is hugely popular after a day of thigh-burning hiking or mountain biking in Cascade Mountains, punishing ski-descents in the Rockies, or a day of kayaking Canada’s white waters.
But where can you find these hot tub hot spots?
Canada’s resorts are in a class of their own, with superbly groomed pistes, endless backcountry, modern lift systems, affordable food and unrivalled hospitality.
Freestyle areas and snow-parks tend to eclipse their European counterparts and even the standard of accommodation on offer tends to be better and more spacious than that typically found in France and Italy.
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to venture west. Here are ten of the best resorts Canada has to offer…
Booking a skiing holiday you want choices – we’re not talking about aisle or window, but real, on the ground, multiple lift pass choices. And one resort stands out for people skiing in Canada, and it’s Banff.
Three resorts within Banff National Park is a good start. But what really appeals is the tri-area lift ticket and free transport from the resort to the ski areas. Choice, it’s all about the choice. Book a skiing holiday, take all that time off work, travel halfway around the world and the last thing you want is to be faffing about with multiple passes and expensive add-ons.
Banff has almost 8,000 acres of ski-able terrain and routes for all standards. If you’re tempted, here are a few tit-bits on what you’ll be signing up for.
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