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

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Canada. Fresh snow is forecast at 0 resorts. 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)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(1280m — 2103m)

snow report 9 days ago

4 cm
9 days ago
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1692 m
2300m 2300m 2100m 2250m 2550m

(158m — 351m)

snow report 24 days ago

3 cm
24 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
Mid station 254 m
1600m 2450m 2900m 2700m 2500m

(1570m — 2180m)

snow report 10 days ago

Apex Resort webcam
3 cm
10 days ago
5
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1875 m
2100m 2500m 1800m 1950m 2500m

(153m — 305m)

snow report 23 days ago

2 cm
23 days ago
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 229 m
3900m 2750m 2500m 2400m 2400m

(700m — 2800m)

snow report 14 days ago

4 cm
14 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1750 m
1300m 1350m 1300m 1300m 2050m

(1436m — 2300m)

snow report 10 days ago

9 cm
10 days ago
4
2
5
light rain
light snow
cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1868 m
1750m 1650m 1550m 1650m 2000m

(1663m — 2123m)

snow report 10 days ago

3 cm
10 days ago
3
8
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1893 m
2250m 2600m 1950m 2150m 2550m

(1539m — 2042m)

snow report 9 days ago

opens in 152 days 3 cm
9 days ago
rain showers
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1790 m
2400m 2250m 2250m 2150m 2500m

(102m — 137m)

partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 120 m
1300m 2350m 3400m 3200m 3150m

(671m — 2194m)

snow report 25 days ago

1 cm
25 days ago
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1432 m
2200m 2350m 1850m 2250m 2550m

(1524m — 3200m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
17
7
23
partly cloudy
moderate snow
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2362 m
1400m 1300m 1150m 1500m 1850m

(1920m — 3596m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
2
1
2
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2758 m
1600m 1500m 1200m 1550m 1950m

(1859m — 3536m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
8
8
12
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2698 m
1500m 1400m 1150m 1550m 1850m

(1676m — 2182m)

snow report 9 days ago

4 cm
9 days ago
8
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1929 m
2300m 2650m 2100m 2300m 2650m

(1524m — 2286m)

snow report 9 days ago

Big White webcam
opens in 180 days 19 cm
9 days ago
4
7
rain showers
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1905 m
2150m 2150m 1600m 1950m 2400m

(1400m — 2500m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
2
10
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1950 m
2200m 2250m 1850m 2000m 2500m

(230m — 450m)

opens in 173 days
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 340 m
1950m 3200m 3400m 3400m 3000m

(267m — 328m)

snow report 21 days ago

5 cm
21 days ago
clear
thunderstorm
moderate rain
clear
rain showers
Mid station 298 m
2250m 3500m 3850m 3700m 3650m

(1189m — 1981m)

snow report 10 days ago

4 cm
10 days ago
1
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1585 m
2300m 2350m 2000m 2250m 2600m

(220m — 311m)

partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 266 m
1850m 2600m 3500m 3350m 3300m

(1158m — 2758m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
4
27
18
snow showers
light snow
light snow
snow showers
moderate rain
Mid station 1958 m
1300m 1300m 1300m 1550m 1850m

(154m — 386m)

snow report 23 days ago

2 cm
23 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 270 m
1100m 2350m 3200m 2900m 2850m

(1130m — 1246m)

snow report 22 days ago

opens in 174 days 1 cm
22 days ago
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
Mid station 1188 m
2600m 2650m 2300m 2250m 2450m

(110m — 180m)

snow report 24 days ago

1 cm
24 days ago
rain showers
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
Mid station 145 m
950m 2300m 3150m 2800m 2800m

(488m — 2133m)

snow report 28 days ago

3 cm
28 days ago
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1310 m
2300m 2300m 2050m 2200m 2500m

(1449m — 1649m)

snow report 19 days ago

3 cm
19 days ago
rain showers
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1549 m
2450m 2300m 2250m 2200m 2500m

(753m — 899m)

rain showers
clear
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 826 m
2600m 2500m 2050m 2150m 2450m

(1410m — 2273m)

snow report 10 days ago

2 cm
10 days ago
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1842 m
2750m 2450m 2600m 2400m 2750m

(122m — 152m)

snow report 21 days ago

2 cm
21 days ago
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
clear
rain showers
Mid station 137 m
1800m 2700m 3500m 3450m 3350m

(1602m — 3001m)

snow report 5 days ago

9 cm
5 days ago
6
4
4
rain showers
light rain
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 2302 m
2300m 2300m 2000m 2100m 2400m

(244m — 305m)

snow report 21 days ago

2 cm
21 days ago
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 274 m
2100m 3350m 3750m 3650m 3400m

(1374m — 3059m)

snow report 9 days ago

4 cm
9 days ago
2
4
light rain
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 2216 m
2250m 2300m 2100m 2250m 2500m

(1003m — 3109m)

snow report 9 days ago

13 cm
9 days ago
3
8
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2056 m
2250m 2300m 1850m 2100m 2550m

(1100m — 3000m)

snow report 5 days ago

3 cm
5 days ago
7
2
3
cloudy
light rain
light snow
rain showers
cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
1950m 2150m 1650m 1850m 2150m

(850m — 3140m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
8
8
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1995 m
2200m 2100m 1800m 1900m 2250m

(1100m — 3000m)

snow report 6 days ago

4 cm
6 days ago
10
6
light snow
light rain
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
2200m 2100m 1800m 1800m 2200m

(1090m — 2499m)

snow report 10 days ago

6 cm
10 days ago
5
1
6
light rain
light snow
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1794 m
1800m 1450m 1650m 1700m 2000m

(143m — 402m)

snow report 19 days ago

1 cm
19 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
clear
thunderstorm
Mid station 272 m
400m 950m 1800m 2600m 2950m

(1100m — 2800m)

snow report 5 days ago

6 cm
5 days ago
11
2
10
cloudy
light rain
snow showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1950 m
2000m 1800m 1500m 2000m 2200m

(1201m — 1400m)

snow report 10 days ago

4 cm
10 days ago
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1300 m
2200m 2200m 1800m 2000m 2550m

(826m — 1439m)

snow report 11 days ago

Cypress Mountain webcam
opens in 180 days 1 cm
11 days ago
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1132 m
1750m 1850m 1800m 1850m 2100m