Where to shred in Canada
Big White has it all: extensive terrain, light and dry champagne powder, short lift lines and modern facilities. Located in the heart of BC, and only a short drive from Kelowna, Big White hails as Canada's largest ski-in ski-out resort village, and has some of the best freeride terrain in all of BC!
BANFF / LAKE LOUISE
In the heart of the Canadian Rockies lies three world-class ski resorts, Mt. Norway, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise, with over 8,000 acres of freestyle terrain and deep, dry powder all on one interchangeable tri-mountain ski pass. Ride the second largest resort in Canada, Lake Louise, home to some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies, or get steep and deep at Sunshine.
Whistler is consistently rated in the top 10 resorts in in North America by TransWorld SNOWboarding. So if you’re looking for the the best park, the deepest snow, the craziest terrain, or the most seamless halfpipe, then Whistler Blackcomb should be on the top of your list for places to shred!
Sun Peaks’ village is encircled by three mountains, so it’s incredibly easy to sample a huge variety of terrain. Long cruisers, deep steeps, incredible tree skiing and an enormous terrain park offer a remarkably diverse alpine experience. Oh yeah, did we mention that it's the second largest ski area in Canada? Plus Sun Peaks also scores plenty of snow, and lots of it and is famous for light, dry, ‘easy-to-ski’ powder.
Revelstoke is a Mint Tours favourite and one of the stops on our Canada Road Trip Tour. A big mountain playground located in the heart of the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges of British Columbia. Revelstoke boasts the longest vertical in North America at 1,713 metres with an annual snowfall of 15+ metres.
PANORAMA MOUNTAIN RESORT
Panorama Mountain Resort is located on BC's famous 'Powder Highway' The terrain here ranges from perfect corduroy to 'backcountry style' runs in Taynton Bowl. Taynton Bowl offers deep snow, perfectly spaced trees, long runs and endless lines all to yourself.
RED MOUNTAIN RESORT
Located on BC’s famous 'Powder Highway', Red offers steeps, trees, powder meadows and groomers on 360-degrees of exposure, so you'll be able to find good snow regardless of the time of year. One of the main reasons to ride Red is the backcountry access. The resort operates 16 km2 of touring accessed backcountry and has a long tradition of allowing people to ride where they want.
NELSON & WHITEWATER
Nelson is our favourite town in Canada located close to the US border and famous for it’s liberal attitudes. What we’re most concerned with is located just outside of Nelson and is known for one thing… POWDER. Whitewater Resort is ‘one of the best powder mountains on the continent’ according to Powder Magazine and for this reason it’s our favourite place to ride in BC.
Come ride with the Mint crew in Canada. Our tours are fully guided and run throughout the the season. We visit multiple resorts with our experienced guides and coaches so you can maximise your time on-snow. All levels of skier and snowboarders are welcome and there is terrain to suit everyone, from powder bowls and park laps to untracked tree runs and backcountry touring.