It’s time to discover skiing in Canada!

10 Feb, 2020 by Tim Jenkins

When you think of Canada what comes to mind?

For us, it’s the varied countryside with alpine forests and awe-inspiring mountain ranges. It’s the diverse cities to explore and that delicious maple syrup you pour on your pancakes! But have you ever considered Canada for your school’s next ski trip? With its excellent resorts, extensive snowmaking facilities, high-quality accommodation and friendly Canadian hospitality, Canada is fast becoming a popular skiing destination for UK school groups.

Take our most popular resort to date, Jasper. It has the highest base elevation of all Canadian resorts, a long ski season (perfect for Easter groups!), and is situated in the stunning Jasper National Park offering everything you could imagine from a school trip to the Canadian Rockies. You can also visit Calgary which is only 5 hours away, giving your students a contrast from the slopes and a chance to explore a cosmopolitan and vibrant city.

Tremblant, a firm favourite with SkiBound’s schools offers the best of North American hospitality mixed with French elegance. Discover a truly unique setting in Quebec with 95 trails and extensive in-resort après-ski activities. Set within a pedestrian village, you’ll have the comfort of knowing your students can explore safely. Fancy that big city experience during your trip? Montreal is only a 2-hour coach journey away.

Panorama is a resort to keep in mind too. One of the Rockies’ premier skiing destinations, it boasts 2,800 acres of varied terrain and a vertical drop of 4,000ft. This gorgeous mountain village has everything your school group needs on your doorstep. When you are looking for some downtime its famous hot pools overlooking the base of the mountain are a must!

The famous ski town of Banff is surprisingly not always a first choice, but with its great value for money location and high snowfall Banff makes the perfect late season option for school groups. At this stunning resort you will have access to the ‘Big 3’ ski areas of Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise, all set within the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That’s 7,748 acres of terrain to suit all levels!

Our extensive variety of resorts in Canada means we will always find something to suit your school’s needs. Each is well-equipped to accommodate large groups, and all have exciting après-ski options with access to local amenities. A truly great all-round destination, start planning your school’s next Canadian ski adventure today!

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Photo credits: Trembalnt Tourist Board, Banff - Richard Martin,