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 Mostly modest snowfalls over the past week in Canada; much like the previous week. With perhaps the most significant climatic element on the slopes being the cold, rather than the snow, with temps dropping to -25C in Alberta at the weekend at times. What snowfall there has been has mostly happened in the west with ski areas in Alberta and BC posting 5-20cm of snowfall since the weekend; with nothing much in the East.

After these calm weather weeks of late, however, things are about to change with big snow falls forecast across the country for the week ahead. Mount Tremblant (377/377cm), in Quebec, continues to have the deepest base in Canada.

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.

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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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(1280m — 2103m)

snow report today

6 cm
today
1
5
8
snow showers
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1692 m
0m 0m 100m 250m 0m

(158m — 351m)

snow report today

7 cm
today
6
8
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 254 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1570m — 2180m)

snow report yesterday

Apex Resort webcam
122
122
Powder 7 cm
today
4
9
15
snow showers
snow showers
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1875 m
650m 200m 250m 200m 250m

(153m — 305m)

snow report today

61
61
Machine Groomed 10 cm
3 days ago
light snow
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 229 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 2800m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
4
2
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1750 m
0m 0m 350m 150m 0m

(1436m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
6
4
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1868 m
600m 250m 300m 250m 300m

(1539m — 2042m)

snow report today

87
45
Packed powder or groomed snow 8 cm
today
1
5
7
light snow
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1790 m
0m 150m 150m 300m 150m

(102m — 137m)

snow report yesterday

76
51
Machine Groomed 34 cm
2 days ago
2
8
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 120 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(671m — 2194m)

snow report today

10 cm
today
3
7
16
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1432 m
0m 0m 100m 250m 150m

(1524m — 3200m)

snow report today

5 cm
today
1
4
7
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2362 m
50m 0m 350m 350m 300m

(1920m — 3596m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
1
6
4
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2758 m
250m 0m 500m 500m 200m

(1859m — 3536m)

snow report today

5 cm
today
2
3
3
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2698 m
150m 0m 400m 400m 250m

(1676m — 2182m)

snow report today

11 cm
today
15
7
36
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1929 m
550m 200m 0m 0m 300m

(1524m — 2286m)

snow report today

Big White webcam
198
198
Powder
Powder
5 cm
today
6
4
15
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1905 m
650m 200m 0m 150m 200m

(1400m — 2500m)

snow report today

14 cm
today
8
7
29
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1950 m
600m 0m 0m 100m 200m

(230m — 450m)

snow report today

105
45
Packed powder or groomed snow 2 cm
yesterday
8
9
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 340 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(267m — 328m)

snow report yesterday

51
30
Packed Powder 17 cm
2 days ago
5
3
1
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 298 m
0m 0m 0m 700m 0m

(1189m — 1981m)

snow report today

9 cm
today
9
5
22
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1585 m
0m 0m 100m 300m 200m

(220m — 311m)

snow report yesterday

71
51
Machine Groomed 2 cm
yesterday
3
9
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 266 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1158m — 2758m)

snow report today

4 cm
today
1
3
11
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1958 m
0m 0m 250m 300m 200m

(154m — 386m)

snow report today

91
74
Powder 3 cm
yesterday
12
15
cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 270 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1130m — 1246m)

snow report today

30
30
Variable Conditions 11 cm
today
2
2
11
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1188 m
0m 0m 400m 200m 0m

(110m — 180m)

snow report yesterday

109
99
Machine Groomed 4 cm
yesterday
11
12
cloudy
snow showers
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 145 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(488m — 2133m)

snow report today

8 cm
today
4
6
9
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1310 m
0m 0m 100m 250m 0m

(1449m — 1649m)

snow report today

8 cm
today
2
5
8
light snow
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1549 m
0m 150m 200m 300m 150m

(753m — 899m)

snow report yesterday

30
30
Variable Conditions 8 cm
today
3
1
1
light snow
clear
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 826 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1410m — 2273m)

snow report today

165
70

Excellent

Powder
2 cm
today
3
12
16
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1842 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 150m

(122m — 152m)

snow report 2 days ago

16 cm
2 days ago
5
5
cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 137 m
0m 0m 0m 350m 400m

(1602m — 3001m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
1
2
2
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2302 m
0m 0m 150m 250m 0m

(244m — 305m)

snow report yesterday

71
51
Machine Groomed 14 cm
2 days ago
3
3
3
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 274 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 150m

(1374m — 3059m)

snow report today

6 cm
today
1
4
9
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2216 m
0m 100m 200m 200m 150m

(1003m — 3109m)

snow report today

5 cm
today
6
3
12
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2056 m
650m 0m 0m 100m 250m

(1100m — 3000m)

snow report 8 days ago

3 cm
8 days ago
3
7
3
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2050 m
0m 150m 250m 100m 0m

(850m — 3140m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
2
6
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1995 m
300m 0m 0m 100m 250m

(1100m — 3000m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
2
4
1
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2050 m
0m 0m 150m 200m 0m

(1090m — 2499m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
3
3
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1794 m
650m 250m 300m 300m 300m

(143m — 402m)

snow report today

3 cm
today
3
7
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 272 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1100m — 2800m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
6
10
7
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1950 m
0m 0m 200m 100m 0m

(1201m — 1400m)

snow report today

3 cm
today
2
3
14
light snow
snow showers
clear
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1300 m
650m 200m 200m 200m 200m

(817m — 1430m)

snow report today

Cypress Mountain webcam
365
315

Excellent

Fresh
45 cm
today
6
13
snow showers
clear
cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 1124 m
700m 450m 150m 150m 400m