Canada has wonderful skiing for families with frequent dumps of snow, generally quiet pistes, great grooming, spacious family-friendly hotels and a warm welcome. Unlike in Europe, every resort has a ski area boundary marked by signs or a rope, and everywhere within this boundary, however steep and gnarly it is, is avalanche controlled and patrolled.
Whistler gets an average of almost 12 metres of snow a year and its two linked mountains Whistler and Blackcomb make up the biggest ski area in North America. For beginners, there are excellent nursery slopes and top-to-bottom green runs to progress to and for more experienced skiiers the high open bowls offer a wide range of possibilities, with regular dumps of powder. The purpose-built resort village is big and busy, with lots of bars and restaurants, childcare options and shops.
Tremblant has a charming village, purpose-built in the style of Old Quebec, with narrow cobbled streets at the foot of a small area of varied slopes. The ski area has been expanded, and is now the second biggest in Canada.