Skiing Holidays

Canadian Skiing Holidays

Ski resorts are great destinations for family holidays; however, when it comes to family-friendly accommodations, not all Canadian skiing holidays are created equal. The following two resorts are among the finest for family Canadian skiing holidays.

Family Canadian Skiing Holidays: Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant, located approximately 45 minutes from Montreal, is the ideal place for families looking for Canadian skiing holidays. This motor vehicle-restricted ski resort village offers a daycare program for children starting at 18 months old. In addition, children starting at three years old can attend Mont Tremblant's ski programs. Most of the properties in Mont Tremblant allow children to stay for free. This resort village spans 2.53 square kilometres and boasts 94 trails that see 3.81 metres of annual snowfall.

Canadian Skiing Holidays: Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village is another pedestrian-only ski resort village. Sunshine allows children five years old and younger to ski for free and any parent who is not satisfied with their child's ski lesson can get an additional lesson at no cost. Youth ski lessons are held in groups of threes to give children more individual attention and this village offers a daycare program, Tiny Tigers, that provides childcare to children from 19 months to six years of age and another program, Kids Kampus, for children from 6-12 years of age. The 107 ski trails at the 13.7 square kilometres Sunshine Village get a yearly snowfall of 10.06 metres.

Canadian Skiing Holidays: Whistler-Blackcomb

When talking about Canadian skiing holidays, Whistler-Blackcomb must be mentioned. This mega-resort is most certainly Canada's biggest with many amenities that appeal to families. Children starting at three months old can attend Whistler-Blackcomb's daycare and small children from ages three on up will enjoy the Family Mountain Zone where children and their parents can enjoy slower-paced skiing sessions. Of course, Whistler-Blackcomb offers the typical ski schools as well as a Ride Tribe camp that lets children ages 12-18 discover challenging terrain and learn fun ski tricks. Afterwards, the teenagers who attend Ride Tribe can utilize one of Whistler-Blackcomb's five terrain parks. Children up to age six always ski for free.

Children who want to take a break from skiing and enjoy other snow-related activities, such as snow tubing, can explore one of the kid's adventure parks located on each of Whistler-Blackcomb's mountains. Many families who visit this ski resort choose to rent condominiums located right next to the ski slopes. The majority of Whistler-Blackcomb hotels and accommodations allow children up to 18 years old to stay for free when bunking in their parents' room. Anyone who wants to take a short break from skiing will enjoy the pool, youth centre, rock climbing walls and movie theatres, all of which are popular activities for older youths and teenagers and are within walking distance from the ski slopes. With over 200 ski runs on Whistler-Blackcomb's 33.07 square kilometres, a 1609.34-meter rise and a 9.14-meter annual snowfall, there is no shortage of winter fun for those wanting the best that Canadian skiing holidays have to offer.

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