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Spring Skiing Canada

Guide to Spring Skiing in Canada


Spring Skiing Canada
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Spring skiing is a popular activity at ski resorts right across Canada. Keep in mind that March Break for public schools and Reading Week for university students will be busier times to travel.

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.

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.

Aside from Whistler, at least 55 other BC ski resorts have spring ski deals. Check out Hello BC for special packages

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.

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