Canada is a paradise for snowboarders – there are just so many incredible places to go! The mountainous terrain, deep snow, and spectacular views make for a thrilling snowboarding experience no matter where you go in Canada. But here’s our list of the most beautiful locations to visit on your next trip.
Popular among more adventurous snowboarders, Revelstoke is the place to go if you’re craving an adrenaline rush. There are plenty of opportunities for cat-skiing or heli-skiing, and lots of enticing off-piste backcountry to explore. The Revelstoke resort is also undergoing a huge transformation, and with it set to become one of the biggest and best winter sports resorts in Canada, it’s definitely worth a visit. The town itself is small and quaint, surrounded by snow-capped mountains – an entirely different experience to the more commercial resorts of Banff and Whistler. Note that Revelstoke is not best suited to beginners. If you have any concerns, it’s always wise to read up on winter sports safety tips before you go.
2. Lake Louise
Snowboarders looking for breathtaking views and pristine wilderness need look no further than Lake Louise. An incredibly popular ski resort in Canada, Lake Louise is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains within 4,200 acres of skiable wilderness. It has an excellent mix of beginner runs, relaxing slopes and challenging terrain, and adventurers can also find gullies, bowls, and chutes to play on. Banff is also only 45 minutes from Lake Louise, so many travellers invest in a tri-area lift ticket to try both resorts, often choosing to reside in the more lively Banff area.
3. Big White
An exciting resort with slopes to suit all abilities, Big White is located in the Okanagan Valley of BC, and its a popular choice for its crowd-free pistes. Populated with plenty of food and beverage stations, this resort has everything keen snowboarders need. 18% of the slopes here are for beginners, making it an amazing place to learn the sport. There’s no shortage of fresh powder and groomed runs at Big White – it receives an average snowfall of 7.4m.
4. Banff – Sunshine Village
Known as one of the best winter sports locations in Canada, Banff consists of three large mountains. Banff National Park is definitely worth seeing; providing snowboarders with world-class views. The high-speed gondolas with sharp 90-degree turns make the ride up and down the mountain a fun experience, and the resort has massive and diverse terrain. Banff is only an hour and a half away from Calgary, Canada’s third-largest city, meaning this is an easy resort to travel to. The only downside is that the slopes are 20 minutes from the town, with no ride-in-ride-out access.
5. Marmot Basin
This resort ticks every box on a snowboarder’s list. There are hundreds of runs, challenging trails and no big crowds. Located 20 minutes from Jasper with plenty of shuttles running in and out, this is a convenient and fun place to snowboard.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Canada has some of the best resorts to snowboard in – you won’t regret giving it a try!