Ca Ski Canada

Welcome to the Ski Canada page providing a regular round-up of the skiing conditions and current snow reports for the main Canadian ski resorts. Over recent years some of the best piste conditions averaged over several seasons have been reported at Big White, Sunshine Village, Kicking Horse and Sun Peaks. However, during any given week in the ski season the best slope conditions may be found at any of the great Canadian resorts. For off-piste powder, Big White, Silver Star, Sunshine Village and Kicking Horse have proven pretty consistent either because of low average temperatures, sun aspect, snowfall or because they may be slow to get tracked out.

Many of the other Canadian resorts regularly come to the fore during the season as the best off-piste destination so check out the snow reports below for current ski conditions. Notably, the west coast resorts such as Whistler and Fernie often receive the greatest snowfalls during single storm events and spread over the season. The ski resorts in British Colombia generally experience milder weather than those further east thanks to their relatively close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Westerly winds brought in by Pacific storms can produce heavy snowfalls, although the powder can be quite heavy. Further east in the country, the temperatures are significantly colder and conditions are ideal for those chasing the famous dry 'champagne' powder snow.

Canada is one of the world’s leading ski nations with more than 300 ski areas spread across the country over four time zones with Canadian ski resorts in every province.

The ski areas range from the world’s leading heli-ski region of BC (British Columbia) in the West of the country to the four small to mid-sized areas of Nova Scotia on the Atlantic coast in the East, which is the world’s first ski region to make helmet wearing on the ski slopes a legal requirement for all skiers and boarders.

Most of Canada’s best known resorts internationally have come to global attention over just the past few decades as the world’s skiers and boarders have spotted that Canada offers some of the biggest ski areas in North America, the continent’s biggest lift-served verticals, great powder snow, friendly people and high value skiing.

Most famous of all of Canada’s ski resorts is of course is Whistler (Whistler Blackcomb), host to the 2010 Winter Olympics which is now one of the world’s most popular ski resorts with more than two million visitors annually and of course it has the biggest ski area in North America and its second biggest lift-served vertical.

But there have been ski areas in the country for at least a century and one of the world’s first dedicated ski lifts opened in Quebec in the late 1920s for the first people to Ski Canada. Quebec and neighbouring Ontario both have the most ski areas in one province in Canada with nearly 100 small to medium sized ski areas each. That puts them in the same bracket for number of ski areas as regions like Tyrol in Austria and Savoie in France.

There’s another French parallel for Quebec as it’s the only North American region where French is the first language for most of the population. What’s more you can often get higher value skiing and better homemade French food here than on the south side of the English Channel.

Indeed for families Canada is a high value proposition because resorts charge children only 20-40% of the adult price and throughout their childhood. This is another favourable comparison to France for example, where children are expected to pay 60-80% of the adult price from age 3 to 5 and the full adult price from age 12-13.

Quebec is home to several internationally well known ski areas, most noteworthy of which is Mont Tremblant – one of the world’s most popular destinations with nearly 4 million visitors., Its most recent attraction is a state-of-the-art casino.

North America’s oldest city, Quebec City, which recently celebrated its 400th birthday, is also here and a city and ski break is easy, with famous resorts like Le Massif Ski Area and Mont Sainte-Anne a short distance away by road or rail, offering great skiing above the mighty St Lawrence river.

Another interesting Quebecois ski region is known at the Eastern Townships and is located on the border with the US in the south of the country. Here small resorts like Mont Sutton offer skiing as they used to be with tradition and ambience.

But it’s Western Canada that is the main draw for international skiers with a dozen or more famous resorts. In BC, Kicking Horse only opened in 2000 but has built a reputation for its spectacular skiing and steep chutes, while Fernie is famed for its deep powder. The newest addition, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, overtook Whistler to offer the biggest lift-served vertical on the continent. Other major resorts include Big White, Panorama Mountain Village, Kimberley and Sun Peaks – all attracting a high proportion of international guests from the US, Australia and Europe.

Finally, Alberta and the Canadian Rockies have been a major international attraction since the Trans-Canadian railway arrived in the late 19th century, followed by the roads. Banff’s local ski areas of Banff Mt Norquay and Sunshine Village are more than 80 years old and located in some of North America and the world’s most spectacular scenery – the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Other major areas here include Lake Louise, home to North America’s first World Cup competition each ski season, and also the first World Cup downhill races in the Northern Hemisphere. Head further north for 100 miles through the stunning glacial scenery on one of the world’s most spectacular drives and you reach another classic resort, Marmot Basin. All four are among the world’s most snowsure, open from early November to May.
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Canada: latest snow conditions round-up


CANADA It is snowing almost uniformly across our Canadian resorts, and looks likely to continue to for a number of days. Each of the three Banff resorts experienced light snow on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the potential for more to fall today. Conditions are similar with Marmot Basin (57cm). Light snowfall is forecast to continue over the coming days, increasing in intensity on Sunday, with Whister forecast for the largest fall, just in time for its opening weekend.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Canada. Fresh snow is forecast at 0resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Canada

A–C

D–L M–O P–S T–Z

Ski resorts in Canada from A to C

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(1280m — 2103m)

23
14
4
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
light rain
Mid station 1692 m
500m 800m 650m 800m 2250m

(158m — 351m)

22
4
18
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 254 m
200m 0m 0m 500m 0m

(1570m — 2180m)

snow report 5 days ago

Apex Resort webcam
4
2
2
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1875 m
1100m 1200m 1350m 2350m 2900m

(153m — 305m)

snow report 5 days ago

2
4
4
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 229 m
0m 0m 750m 0m 0m

(700m — 2800m)

5
1
2
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
snow showers
Mid station 1750 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1436m — 2300m)

37
27
2
snow showers
heavy snow
snow showers
light snow
heavy rain
Mid station 1868 m
1000m 1000m 750m 1450m 2500m

(1539m — 2042m)

snow report 2 days ago

48
48

Good

Varied
4 cm
4 days ago
Light snow forecast // 16 Nov
7
1
3
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1790 m
500m 850m 750m 1550m 2800m

(102m — 137m)

snow report 5 days ago

2
light rain
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 120 m
2200m 1300m 300m 1350m 200m

(671m — 2194m)

25
3
5
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1432 m
650m 800m 800m 1350m 2500m

(1524m — 3200m)

105
79
3
heavy snow
light snow
clear
moderate snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2362 m
1000m 700m 350m 1100m 2300m

(1920m — 3596m)

23
33
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2758 m
1050m 700m 450m 1450m 2550m

(1859m — 3536m)

63
66
2
moderate snow
snow showers
clear
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2698 m
1000m 700m 300m 1050m 2300m

(1676m — 2182m)

9
12
1
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
moderate snow
moderate rain
Mid station 1929 m
450m 850m 1250m 2000m 2900m

(1542m — 2319m)

snow report 2 days ago

Big White webcam
23
23
×
Closed

Varied
8 cm
3 days ago
Overcast skies // 16 Nov
1
4
1
snow showers
snow showers
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1930 m
700m 900m 1150m 2100m 2800m

(1400m — 2500m)

39
33
5
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 1950 m
850m 950m 850m 1550m 2500m

(230m — 450m)

snow report yesterday

9
2
2
heavy rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 340 m
1950m 250m 1000m 1150m 250m

(267m — 328m)

snow report yesterday

1
heavy rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 298 m
2550m 500m 900m 1200m 150m

(1189m — 1981m)

16
2
4
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1585 m
500m 750m 1000m 1550m 2700m

(220m — 311m)

snow report yesterday

2
moderate rain
cloudy
snow showers
rain showers
snow showers
Mid station 266 m
2100m 1200m 450m 1250m 200m

(1158m — 2758m)

69
75
6
heavy snow
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1958 m
650m 550m 100m 0m 600m

(154m — 386m)

snow report yesterday

11
1
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 270 m
900m 1050m 0m 800m 100m

(1130m — 1246m)

snow report yesterday

30
20
on 1 Jan
3
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1188 m
1100m 2150m 350m 0m 3300m

(110m — 180m)

snow report 5 days ago

8
cloudy
light snow
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 145 m
850m 1000m 0m 600m 0m

(488m — 2133m)

34
9
5
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1310 m
500m 800m 500m 750m 2250m

(1449m — 1649m)

5
1
3
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1549 m
650m 950m 750m 1700m 2850m

(753m — 899m)

snow report 5 days ago

2
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 826 m
950m 1650m 350m 0m 0m

(1410m — 2273m)

snow report 5 days ago

Castle Mountain Resort webcam
opens in 14 days
7
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1842 m
950m 1350m 950m 2000m 3000m

(122m — 152m)

1
moderate rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 137 m
2300m 1150m 650m 1300m 400m

(1602m — 3001m)

30
22
2
snow showers
moderate snow
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2302 m
700m 1000m 450m 950m 2350m

(244m — 305m)

snow report yesterday

1
moderate rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 274 m
2500m 400m 900m 1150m 150m

(1374m — 3059m)

11
13
4
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2216 m
800m 1150m 950m 1500m 2550m

(1003m — 3109m)

25
21
5
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2056 m
650m 800m 900m 1500m 2400m

(1100m — 3000m)

15
7
5
light snow
light snow
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
750m 950m 300m 850m 2550m

(850m — 3140m)

31
14
4
light snow
moderate snow
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1995 m
650m 1000m 400m 800m 2250m

(1100m — 3000m)

19
15
2
light snow
light snow
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2050 m
600m 900m 250m 700m 2150m

(1090m — 2499m)

32
15
2
snow showers
heavy snow
snow showers
heavy rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1794 m
1100m 1150m 850m 1600m 2550m

(143m — 402m)

partly cloudy
heavy rain
light snow
clear
rain showers
Mid station 272 m
750m 1450m 50m 950m 800m

(1100m — 2800m)

22
15
8
light snow
moderate snow
clear
snow showers
rain showers
Mid station 1950 m
750m 800m 250m 500m 2350m

(1189m — 2134m)

4
7
3
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1662 m
750m 950m 1250m 2050m 2800m

(1201m — 1400m)

1
1
1
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1300 m
950m 1000m 1150m 2200m 2800m

(817m — 1430m)

snow report yesterday

45
30

Good
×
Not Enough Snow
16 cm
2 days ago
80
light snow
heavy snow
partly cloudy
heavy rain
heavy rain
Mid station 1124 m
1150m 1200m 1200m 2450m 2700m