Eastern Canada is less mountainous than the west and has a shorter ski season. Nevertheless, popular resorts in Ontario, Quebec and the few ski spots in the Maritimes and Newfoundland offer spring ski deals in March and April that will cost you less than western counterparts. Especially if you're with children or don't need extreme elevation to enjoy a ski day, eastern Canada may be a good choice.
- Mont Tremblant, voted eastern North America's best ski resort by Ski Magazine, has a season that runs to mid or the end of April.
- Mont Blanc is the less glitzy resort, more affordable resort near Mont Tremblant.
- More ski resorts near Montreal
- Le Massif offers an incredible view of the St. Lawrence and proximity to Quebec City and Baie-Saint-Paul.
- Mont-Sainte-Anne is another ski resort near Quebec City.
- Less popular as ski destinations, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland have several ski resorts each.
Western Canada offers spring skiing in beautifully moderate temperatures through April, although conditions can be deteriorating by this time. Two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb's season may last till June at the top of the mountain.
Alberta is blessed with the Rocky Mountains and boasts the three biggest ski draws in the province: Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay. The "Big 3" are all in Banff National Park, a region famous for the amount of light, dry powder that accumulates in winter and delights skiers. Lake Louise and Sunshine have nice long spring ski seasons, with Sunshine remaining open until the Victoria Day weekend in May. Check out the "Big 3" website or Ski Canada for deals.