Canada has mountains to rival the European Alps in terms of altitude and annual snowfall, and is fast becoming a favourite destination for schools wishing to try something a bit different on their annual ski trip. Why not alternate between the Alps and Canada to see why so many people choose to travel across the Atlantic for the annual school ski trip?
Canada has more resorts than we could possibly list on this page, so we have cherry picked what we feel are the best suited to schools. Often these resorts are withing reach of a decent size city, providing you with more choices when it comes to accommodation, and if you are in Quebec, giving your students the opportunity to practice their French language skills. Canadian ski resorts are often smaller than their European equivalents, though the atmosphere is great for students and during midweek the runs are generally pretty quiet.
Canada always gives plenty of space over to beginner or first time skiers. Often for school groups this is a major plus point. If your ski group has no previous experience, in Canada you will be well provided for. Nursery slopes are generous in terms of width, and often have dedicated lifts.
Choosing Canada, but not too fussed about which resort? Tell us your basic requirements and we will gather the best prices from the ski operators who take school groups to France.
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Whistler is a simply awesome ski resort. Your school group lift pass will grant you access to Whistler and Blackcomb with tree lined runs and wide open vistas.
Mont Sainte Anne is great for school groups looking to combine professional ski tuition, French language experience, and stays in a world famous Canadian city.
A small ski resort compared to the rest we feature here on ski school trips, Mont Tremblant boasts 90 different trails and a mountain of snow all season long.
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Panorama Mountain Ski Resort is located in the powder blessed Canadian Rockies, and has been attracting long haul school ski groups for many years.
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Banff ski area is located in a National Park and consists of three separate but linked ski areas packed full of scenic glaciers and outstanding waterfalls.