Largest ski resort in Canada
- Biggest ski resort in Canada (200 km) The ski resort Whistler Blackcomb is the biggest ski resort in Canada. The total slope length is 200 km.
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All 117 ski resorts in Canada ranked by number of piste kilometers or size of terrain. Whistler Blackcomb Mountains is currently the largest ski area, offering 3,307 ha of slopes.
- Lake Louise. View Lake Louise Packages More info. One of the longest ski seasons in North America (6 months!) World-class and diverse terrain. Unbeatable scenery.
- Whistler Blackcomb. View Whistler Blackcomb Packages More info. The largest ski area in North America. Wide variety of world-class terrain. World-class village full of amenities.
- Big White. View Big White Packages More info. Champagne powder – one of the best for powder skiing. Largest ski-in/ski-out village in Canada. Largest night skiing area in Western Canada.
- Mount Norquay. View Mount Norquay Packages More info. Local gem. Diverse terrain. No crowds. Family-friendly and inexpensive. Just outside the town of Banff and close to Sunshine Village.
- Whistler Blackcomb. Whistler Blackcomb, owned by Vail Resorts, is Canada's premier ski resort with world-class skiing and facilities. The combined terrain of these two mountains makes it the largest ski resort in North America.
- Lake Louise Ski Resort. Lake Louise, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and less than an hour from the town of Banff, is one of Canada's most well-known resorts.
- Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort. Located in Banff National Park, not far from the town of Banff, Sunshine Village is heavenly on a sunny day.
- Big White Ski Resort. Big White is known for awesome powder days, wide-open views, an abundance of intermediate runs, as well as a good mix of beginner and expert terrain.
- Whistler-Blackcomb, BC. Whistler isn’t so much a mountain as an experience. With 50% more terrain than any other resort on the continent – not to mention a bustling village – Whistler receives a busy stream of visitors from all over the world.
- Lake Louise Ski Resort, AB. There are three ski resorts located in Banff National Park, and as the second largest resort in the country, Lake Louise is the granddaddy.
- Big White Ski Resort, BC. I never quite understood why the snow in these parts is referred to as “champagne powder”. Then I went to Big White, located 56km from Kelowna in BC’s Okanagan, the province’s second largest resort.
- Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC. For those who love their mountain high, Revelstoke has the greatest vertical drop in North America (1713m), with its longest run clocking in at a leg burning 15.2km.
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- Les 3 Vallees, France. Meribel: Part of the world's biggest ski area. Good for: Mileage hunters, velvety slopes, guaranteed snow, gourmets, luxury, Europe's highest resort.
- Portes du Soleil, France. Portes du Soleil: A vast area straddling Switzerland and France. Good for: Ski safari, international travel, a variety of resorts, snowboard friendly.
- Sella Ronda, Italy. Val Gardena: Linked to 500 kilometers of slopes. Good for: Spectacular Dolomite scenery, clear circuit, exploring valley offshoots, World War I history, food.
- Paradiski, France. Paradiski: A massive new interlinked area in France. Good for: Family-friendly, beginners and intermediates, ski-in/ski-out, unheralded expert terrain.
- Whistler Blackcomb, Canada. In North America, the long-standing title-holder for largest ski resort has been Whistler Blackcomb with 8,171 acres. Other ski resorts, however, have been creeping ever closer to that figure.
- Park City Mountain Resort & Canyons Ski Resort, Utah. This winter, Vail Resort’s $50m+ “absorption” of Canyons Ski Resort into Park City will make the ski resort the new biggest in the US, and second in North America with a total of 7,300 acres.
- Big Sky, Montana. Last year, Montana’s Big Sky was number one for size in the US, but the expanded Park City ski resort now overtakes it. Big Sky did something similar to Park City a few years ago and absorbed its defunct neighbour Moonlight Basin, creating an area of 5,800 acres and trademarking it “The Biggest Skiing in America.”
- Vail, Colorado. Vail in Colorado was formerly the third biggest in North America, but (ironically) knocked itself down to 4 after the $50m+ expansion at Park City.
But the biggest ski area in North America, but the European ‘piste length’ measure is not the biggest by area (Whistler, below) which Mr Schrahe has third in North America with 254km, it’s an internationally little known ski area in Montana centred on the resort of Big Sky. But its more complicated than that.
- Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. = 8,171 acres. Whistler Mountain opened in 1966 and Blackcomb Mountain opened in 1980. In 1997, Whistler merged with Blackcomb becoming the enormous Whistler Blackcomb we know today.
- Park City, UT = 7,300 acres. Vail Resorts has run The Canyons ski resort since 2013. In 2014, Vail began running Park City as well. In 2015, they build a gondola connecting the two resorts making the largest ski resort in the USA.
- Big Sky, MT = 5,800 acres. Big Sky Resort opened in late 1973. In 2013, Big Sky Resort became the largest ski resort in the United States by land area with 5,800 acres when they acquired neighboring Moonlight Basin ski area and Spanish Peak ski area.
- Vail, CO = 5,289 acres. Vail opened in 1962 and was founded by a World War II 10th Mountain Division veteran. Vail has expanded many times to reach its current size as the 3rd largest ski resort in the USA.