Ski Resorts in Alberta

The provinces of Alberta and British Columbia are separated by the Canadian Rockies, and it is on the eastern slopes of the Rockies where you will find most of Alberta's major ski resorts. Winter in Alberta is generally much colder than in neighbouring BC, and the snowfalls, although regular, are not usually as deep as across the border in British Columbia. This means that the snow at Alberta ski resorts is generally light and fluffy, with consistant mid winter ski conditions lasting well into the spring. Indeed some of the longest ski seasons in Canada are enjoyed by resorts in Alberta, with Sunshine Village for example often opening from mid November until late May.

Banff National Park is the most popular destination in Alberta for skiing and snowboarding, being home to the 3 international ski resorts of Mt Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. The area is easily reached from Calgary, and with hotels in Banff and Lake Louise costing less during the winter than during the busier summer season, a ski vacation here can offer good value for money. In addition to excellent skiing and snowboarding, the mountain scenery in the Banff area is awe inspiring and arguably some of the most spectacular to be found in any ski area.

List of Alberta Ski Resorts (and where to stay)