5 Best Places to Snowboard in Canada

Canada Ski resorts

With the winter snow affecting most of the country for around 6 months, Canada is a great place for snowboarders.

The season is long, the snow is plentiful and there is no shortage of resorts to check out.

The country is home to hundreds of ski and snowboard resorts scattered across the vast landscape.

However, not all of these resorts are created equally. Some offer incredible views and slopes, while others are closer to average.

If you are planning a snowboarding trip in Canada, you want the best, and we’re going to help you find it.

My name is Lorraine, and I’m a certified snowboard instructor. I’ve been to a lot of places snowboarding. In this quick guide we’re going to take a closer look at some of the absolute best places to snowboard in all of Canada.

1. Whistler/Blackcomb

People from all around the world head to western British Columbia for the Whistler/Blackcomb mountains.

Combined, these mountains make up the single largest ski and snowboard area in North America.

It offers a wide variety of runs, some of which are for experts only, and others that everyone can try. You will find terrain to enjoy, no matter your ability.

There are dozens of ski lifts in the area alongside numerous bowls, glaciers, and incredible views.

This was also the location that held the 2010 Winter Olympics, which is a testament to the quality of the skiing and snowboarding in the area.

The village itself is also great and there are plenty of things to see, do, eat and drink.

If you go here during peak season, expect a lot of people and potentially a decent wait for the lifts, as this area is highly popular.

2. Fernie

Another great option for those looking to snowboard in Canada is Fernie.

Much closer to the BC/Alberta border, Fernie is a great option for those out east to take a shorter journey to get a taste of the Rocky Mountains.

This place is an absolute paradise if you like fresh snow, as it gets around 30 feet every year.

Not only that, but the snow is very dry and light, due to Fernie’s position in BC. It is great for all types of snowboarders, from novice to seasoned veteran.

There is a ton of challenging terrain to check out on the runs and lots of nearby activities available once your day on the slopes is done, as well.

3. Kicking Horse

In addition to having an amazing name, this snowboarding destination is a true hidden gem. While not as famous internationally as some of the other destinations on this list, Kicking Horse definitely deserves a mention.

Located a few minutes out of Golden, BC, Kicking Horse provides a challenging experience for even the most confident snowboarders.

The destination boasts incredible verticality, with a lot of steep slopes and exhilarating terrain to explore.

If you want the freedom to explore a ton of open areas for freeriding, Kicking Horse is a solid option.

Of course, there is also plenty of beginner terrain for those who want a more inviting experience.

4. Mont-Tremblant

Perhaps the best snowboarding destination in the east, Mont-Tremblant is located just over an hour away from Montreal.

The site offers incredible views, is incredibly well put-together and features a wide array of different terrains to snowboard.

Many compare it to skiing or snowboarding in a European alpine resort, which is very high praise.

It has around 100 trails, thousands of feet of verticality and offers options for everyone, no matter your skill level or terrain preference.

The village itself is one of the most popular things about this resort as well. There is always a lot going on, the building design is spectacular and the character of the area is unmatched.

5. Lake Louise

In the heart of the Rockies lies Lake Louise, one of the most well-known ski and snowboard areas in the country.

It is a great all-around area for those who want a varied experience. Some hills are great for families and beginners, while experts can take advantage of the more steep and exciting routes.

The views here are truly extraordinary, and it is a perfect escape from city life.

You can feel the remoteness in the air and it is a great place to decompress and have a fantastic time.

A lot of the wilderness is accessible, offering plenty of opportunities to explore.

In conclusion, we hope that this guide has been able to inspire you to go out and conquer the best places to snowboard in Canada.

Also Read: 5 Best Snowboarding Mountains

About Lorraine
I'm a certified snowboard instructor. My first experience with snowboarding occurred at an indoor resort. One run had me hooked, and it has turned into a lifelong passion ever since then. I'm here to share with you some of the tips and advice I have learned along the way.

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