Category: Ski Resorts Canada

Your Whistler, Straight Up

Why shouldn’t the journey be as enjoyable and luxurious as the holiday itself? Transfer from Vancouver International Airport in high style by taking a private luxury SUV along the breathtaking Sea to Sky Highway, or begin your vacation with an awe-inspiring, 30-minute helicopter ride from Vancouver. Your first glimpse of the magnificent Coast Mountains is only the beginning. Those seeking excellence will find it in Whistler. North America’s largest ski resort has everything you need plus more than your heart desires. Skiing its beautifully groomed trails is just one of a day’s many attractions. Stroll through Whistler’s charming pedestrian-only village ... Read more

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Ski Québec – Best Ski Holidays

Ski the Québec way Three beautiful regions, ten glittering Québec ski areas. Ooh la la, a ski holiday in Québec is unlike any other. A range of slopes and stylish après-ski. Delicious meals and unforgettable landscapes. Warm approachable people who love to share their unique blend of European and Canadian cultures. Winter is the perfect time to fall in love and ski Québec and with a variety of ski resorts in close proximity, there’s a winter getaway here to suit everyone’s taste. The Laurentians Photo © Tourisme Laurentides The Laurentians are a feast of snowy whiteness, famous for smooth grooming, ... Read more

Whistler By Night

From après ski to spas & fine dining, in Whistler British Columbia, the fun has just begun when the sun sets.There’s nothing that feels more sumptuous after a day’s skiing in Whistler, BC, than wrapping yourself in a thick, plush robe and heading for a heated pool or rejuvenating spa. Leisure pools, dry saunas,  eucalyptus steam rooms, massage studios, towels warmed and waiting — spas count among the après-ski indulgences of this world-renowned ski town in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Not far from Whistler Village, for example, is Scandinave Spa, a Nordic-inspired oasis secluded in a cedar forest. A ... Read more

Oui, Oui, Québec

Sponsored SNOW Québec is having a bit of a moment. Friendly, snowy and such good value, it seems everyone’s in love with fabulous food and French flair, superb slopes and activities, and the oh-so stylish après ski. Ooh la la, Québec really is a touch of Europe without the long plane ride. You can say it: joie de vivre. Have a laugh while fine tuning your on-snow technique. Test out the hot trend for ski touring — they call it randonée. Or venture into the deep for a little off-piste action. Oui, oui, Québec has powder! Fabulous food, fine wine ... Read more

The Winter Wonderland of Lake Louise

The Winter Wonderland of Lake Louise: A Short Guide to the Beauty of Banff National ParkIt’s official. Banff National Park is a bucket-list beauty, selected as one of 21 places you need to visit in 2017. Of course, the folks at National Geographic Traveler aren’t the first to recognize the natural beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The jaw-droppingly beautiful wilderness and sparkling mountainscape of Canada’s first national park have been a world favorite for more than a century. Look up, way up. You’ve seen it in the pictures. It’s time to wake up beside glittering Lake Louise, deep in ... Read more

Château Mont-Sainte-Anne

My grand home from home is Château Mont-Sainte-Anne. Château Mont-Sainte-Anne — penthouse, condo or studio accompanied by in-house spa, pool and chic bistro whose chef Frédéric Delsaut triumphs with a fresh Nordic-inspired menu. (Bistro Nordik is also member of the Table aux Saveurs du Terroir and Quebec’s Gourmet Route, two clubs worth belonging to.) The chic, contemporary accommodations are beautifully renovated, with airy mezzanine design, fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, washer-dryer, dining area for the gang, and enough flat screen TVs, bathrooms and space to ensure privacy and relaxation for all. Mont-Sainte-Anne Stepping from the door and sliding straight onto the well-groomed ... Read more

WHISTLER BY DAY

Whistler By DayA guide to Whistler’s daytime delights.Stand on top of British Columbia’s Whistler Mountain early on a clear winter’s morning and you’ll gaze at some of Canada’s most treasured sights: Rivers of white runs cascading down muscular mountainsides. A carpet of evergreens spread wide: luxurious, impenetrable, and thick. The serrated tips of BC’s noble Coast Mountains reaching up toward the sun. They are reminders, all, that the world really is a wondrous place. North America’s grandest resort Exploring Whistler by day, these sights are more than just a backdrop — they offer a keen sense of place. With 16 ... Read more

Golf Heaven – Cape Breton

Golf Heaven – Cape Breton                                                                                                                           by Michael Mastarciyan   Walking through a ghostly ocean mist on the 17th fairway at Cabot Cliffs, bewitched by the breathtaking sunset views of the rocky, wave battered Cape Breton coastline, it’s easy to ... Read more

Tremblant’s Gastro-Golf – The Magnificent 7

Tremblant’s Gastro-Golf – The Magnificent 7     By Michael Mastarciyan There are a million reasons why I love to golf at Mont Tremblant. It is situated in Quebec’s majestic Laurentian Mountains every summer. For starters it’s only a 75-minute drive from Montreal which is a hotbed of activity every summer (Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival). After a few days in the Paris of North America, I always head up to Tremblant for a few days of golf and R&R. Believe me, nothing is more refreshing than swinging your clubs in the morning, ... Read more

Secret Tremblant

 It’s a ski secret I’ve been clutching close to my chest for years, “my precious” as Gollum might screech in The Lord of The Rings if he was obsessed with snow instead of that infernal gold ring. Among my close friends (fellow Quebecois or ex-pats like myself living outside La Belle Province) it’s known as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” for skiers. A window of heavenly ski conditions that rolls around every April just before winter goes to sleep at Mont Tremblant, the pearl of Quebec’s lush Laurentian mountain range. There is no doubt Tremblant is a spectacular ... Read more

Marie-Pier Préfontaine – Canadian Alpine Ski Team – Helly Hansen Photo Shoot

Marie-Pier Préfontaine – Canadian Alpine Ski Team – Helly Hansen Photo Shoot SNOW caught up with Marie-Pier Préfontaine from the Canadian Alpine Ski Team when she was in Aspen to race in the World Cup. MP is from Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, in Quebec Canada. Her local ski club is Mont-St-Sauveur in Quebec. She is a racer on the Canadian National Team and competes primarily in Giant Slalom and Super G. She competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and recently won a silver meal in the team event at the World Championships in Beaver Creek in 2015. Helly Hansen has a ... Read more

ESPACE NORDIK Condo-Hotel at Château Mont Sainte-Anne

Where joie de vivre celebrates l’art de vivre   With the Canadian dollar currently trading at a 30% discount, there’s never been a better time for U.S. investors to invest in the ESPACE NORDIK Condo-Hotel at Mont Sainte-Anne, the premier French Canadian resort, 20 minutes from Le MASSIF du Charlevoix and 30 minutes from Quebec City.  Château Mont Saint-Anne is undergoing the final phase of its $40 million transformation into Quebec’s premier resort: ESPACE NORDIK Condo-Hotel. Invest and enjoy Ski-in/Ski-out access at the foot of the best skiing and natural snow conditions in Quebec. Luxury location A mere 30 minutes ... Read more

This Winter, Think Spring at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada’s Castle in the Snow   The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise this Spring Break; Who needs an imitation castle in the sun when you’ve got a real castle in the snow? The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise near Banff, Alberta, is a beautiful winter castle situated on the edge of a glacial lake in the Canadian woods, with a storybook look, horse-drawn sleighs, diamond-cut mountain peaks, and giant evergreen trees laden with snow. Located in Banff National Park, about two hours from of the international airport at Calgary, Alberta, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is surrounded by ... Read more

Québec Romantique

There was the language, expressed with a zip and a zest that bore no resemblance to the plodding one syllable- at-a-time French I butchered in junior high in the Boston suburbs. Everything about this place was exotic or, to employ the local argot, exotique. Rural Québec and its ski life was, for me, love—love at first sight, love at first bite, love at first tracks.