The Top Ten Ski Resorts in Canada for Beginners – Part 2

The second part of our blog to find out which are the three best ski resorts for beginners to enjoy their skiing takes us to Lake Louise, Jasper and Big White. These resorts have outstanding facilities for learners and offer great many distractions, such as restaurants, bars, shops and every kind of activity to keep anybody engaged. We begin our journey to somewhere that was voted Best Ski Resort in Canada by The World Ski Awards, namely Lake Louise.

Lake Louise

With a picture-perfect position in the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise is stunningly beautiful. The lake is almost turquoise in color and reflects the majesty of the giant Victoria glacier. When Winter arrives, the great lake freezes over and people take to ice-skating for their enjoyment.

For the ski novice the skiing at Lake Louise is superb as due to its height the resort offers plenty of fresh powder and some great beginner runs. Lake Louise is linked to two other resorts by shuttle, namely Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay. It is possible to get a pass for all three, SkiBig3. So, if you have plenty of time, you can enjoy all of them including 145 runs over 4 mountain faces.


The Marmot Basin is one of the most beautiful ski areas anywhere in the world, the picturesque area of Jasper could take first place in any beauty contest, and most first time visitors just stand awestruck when they first see the vista. Roaming around regularly you can see deer, lynx, elk and occasionally the odd wolf or two. The whole feeling you get from Jasper is pioneering. The rustic inns and wooden lodges cry out frontierland and the vast wilderness that surrounds it is simply awesome. As for the skiing it is all really top class, with over two hundred different kinds of pistes and a respectable eighty-six runs, there is something for everyone including the beginner.

Big White

Big White lives up to its name, it is one of the largest ski resorts in the world. It has been also dubbed The Family Friendly Resort as it has so much to offer both on and off the slopes. There is a kid’s center, a mall, restaurants, bars, perfect chalet accommodation and pine trees all around lit up with twinkling fairy lights. The whole effect is that of a chocolate box drawing that you would give at Christmas.

Learners are not confined to the bottom of the mountain as there are plenty of good gentle slopes higher up to practice on. The skiing does not even stop when night falls as Big White offers the largest area of night skiing in western Canada. In fact, Big White has an amazing thirty-eight acres of floodlight slopes illuminated for the pleasure of skiing nighthawks.

In part three we conclude our blog into the ten best ski resorts for the beginner in Canada. We travel to Mont Tremblant, Sun Peaks, Panorama and Fernie. The four great resorts are fantastic to learn to ski or snowboard and many of them have earned awards for their beginner programs.