Its vast hills allow skiing for five full months ranging from November to mid-April. To the Canadian West, there are a number of resorts which open for longer durations. Other than downhill skiing, the country also offers cross-country skiing in all its provinces and territories. Luckily, each of the Canadian territories has ski hills. Most, if not all these ski hills are good and are too many to mention individually. Nonetheless, the best ski hills are located in Western Canada and more particularly, in the British Columbian Rockies, Alberta Rockies, and Whistler B.C. Quebec, Newfoundland, and Labrador also pride in excellent ski hills.
Climatic conditions affecting skiing in Canada
As expected, the average temperature is below zero facilitating the presence of snow. This calls for acquisition of the right ski clothing to match the conditions, which are usually comfortable. Nonetheless, despite the temperatures being cold, the sun is ever shining thus providing the much needed sunscreen is of essence. This eliminates the possibility of suffering burns.
Skiing options available in Canada
Canada also offers opportunity for back country skiing that is, downhill skiing on snow. Heli-skiing on the other hand is reserved for intermediate and advanced skiers. The other ski option is Cat Skiing which is also very popular in Canada. Unlike Heli-skiing where helicopters are used, cat skiing involves use of a snow cat vehicle to bring skiers to virgin territories near the mountain top. Tele-marking is common in Canada and brings together downhill and cross-country skiing.
Ski favourite locations
British Columbia, Newfoundland, and Labrador are amongst the top ski locations in Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador are surprise winter sports locations despite their isolated locations. The other excellent skiing locations are found in the Laurentian Quebec Mountains with many of the regions resorts claiming the title, "Best Skiing east of the Rockies". Further, way out west is the Alberta Rockies with excellent ski resorts attracting people from across the world. And as if this is not enough, there is the British Columbia Rockies, coupled with the less severe Alberta climate. Finally, a ski adventure in Canada would be incomplete without the bustling, glamorous ski resorts located in Whistler.