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Early bookings to ski in the Canadian Rockies have opened. It's a bucket list destination combining sightseeing and skiing.



Canada is a bucket-list destination for skiers and snowboarders alike.

It is famed for its knee-deep powder, immaculately groomed slopes and wide, tree-lined runs.

Add in the awesome national park scenery and warm Canadian hospitality, and it's easy to see why it's coveted as that once-in-a-lifetime ski holiday.

Some of the one-off experiences include:

  • Ski in a national park
    Breathtaking scenery and wildlife wandering through town in Banff, Fernie, Lake Louise and Jasper.
  • Fire and Ice Show
    Know your grabs from your flips? Brush up and watch the pros at this annual event in Whistler.
  • Franada
    For an interesting blend of French and Canadian culture, food and language, try Tremblant.
  • It takes two
    Ski and sightsee in one epic holiday - you can explore both Whistler and Vancouver on our twin centre options.
  • Powder hound
    You'll find soft, crisp powder snow in abundance in Sun Peaks, Whistler and Panorama.
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Lake Louise, Alberta, CanadaLake Louise, Alberta, Canada
















And the Ski Areas Best for....

Best for families - Tremblant has much of the size and snowfall of western resorts, but benefits from far shorter flight times - plus it's got a pedestrianised village and loads of off-slope activities.

Best for après - Whistler's après options almost rival its amount of ski runs - from dancing on the bar at the legendary Garibaldi Lift Co, to sipping classy cocktails at the Fairmont's Mallard Lounge.

Best for beginners - Vying for second place in the Canada's biggest resort list, Sun Peaks and Lake Louise both offer plenty of easier slopes, with the latter claiming a green run from even the very top.

Best for intermediates - Jasper is one of the smaller resorts serviced by Crystal, but it still has great snow and more than enough varied terrain to keep progressing skiers and boarders entertained.

Best for experts - All the Alberta and British Columbia resorts can lay claim to some gnarly terrain, but the steep and deep of Fernie and the in-bounds off-piste areas at Panorama probably win out.

To get ahead and book your big Canada ski trip for next winter check the Crystal website:

And why book now, on any ski trip to the Rockies, Alps or Pyrenees now?

Here's why:

Booking for Winter 19/20 Now

And if you need a little more persuasion, check out the photos below of some the named areas that WILL whet your appetite to ski in Canada.


Sun Peaks, BC, CanadaSun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada


















Sun Peaks, British Columbia, CanadaSun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada
















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Lake Minnewanka close to BanffLake Minnewanka close to Banff, Alberta, Canada
















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