ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
Canadian skiing offers a radically different experience from much of Europe, and in many ways even improves on its American neighbours. Time and again, you will hear people talk about the friendliness of the locals – it’s definitely no exaggeration. Everyone you meet will be impeccably mannered, and all service comes with a genuine smile. One thing to be aware of is how the off piste policy differs to Europe. Resorts will have an outer boundary, rather than on piste and off piste areas, with everything that sits inside this counted as patrolled and managed terrain. This allows you the freedom to ski any line that takes your fancy, without having to worry about snow conditions. This is why we’ve given our Colorado holiday an off piste profile – despite being technically ‘in bounds’, you will be spending a sizeable portion of your time away from the marked trails.
If you are looking for an authentic Canadian ski experience, look no further than Whitewater Ski Resort in British Columbia. With access to an array of chutes, bowls and glades, it’s no wonder this resort is hailed as one of the hidden gems in the Kootenay region. Following your visit to Whitewater you will head over to Red Mountain Resort, With over 100 runs, 2,682 skiable acres and 890 meters of vertical terrain spread over three mountains, Red will offer you plenty of opportunities to explore.