In the world of skiing it is really a well-known fact that Canada has some of the greatest powder snow available, with many a skier searching for a way to hit the slopes out in Western Canada. Powder skiing out there is not merely reserved for heli skiing or cat skiing, as well as for off piste skiing. Plenty of resorts have amazing, accessible bowls and chutes next to their chairlifts. To greatly help any powder-hunting skier, listed here is a snapshot of 4 of the greatest resorts in Canada for powder snow.
Kicking Horse continues to be considered a relatively new find on earth of powder skiing - locals and the more hard core skiers have known and visited it forever, however the resort is now making a name for itself elsewhere as well. It's situated 2.5 hours by car from Calgary, and a shuttle service has just become available. The mountain is composed of high and long ridges with chutes going off them all and down both sides. The chutes themselves collect and support the snow amazingly, and the bowls they create do as well. In whatever way you descend, you is going to be at the least shin-deep in powder, with amazing pitches and steep drop-ins to choose from. It is mainly an advanced or expert resort though! Only 20% of the runs are ideal for beginner skiers.
The world-famous Whistler and Blackcomb resort is considered by some to be the ultimate ski resort. It may not need the numerous steep chutes of Kicking Horse or the vertical metres of Revelstoke, but it's all in all a far more varied mountain, catering to beginners and experts. The snow is just excellent. Recently it's received huge dumps of fresh powder very early in the season so by New Years it has more snow than most other resorts, be they North American or European. The rear bowls hold snow beautifully and are high enough that it remains cold and dry until late spring heat hits. The remaining portion of the mountains runs often remain un-groomed, so even your average Blue Square (beginner/intermediate) runs is going to be packing powder!
Fernie gets amazing snow because it is basically composed solely of bowls. Five bowls to be precise. A couple of the bowls have almost exclusively beginner and intermediate runs and others have almost exclusively expert runs. In most, there are designated trails that are frequently groomed, but the rest is a free for all. The powder snow is deep and cold and extremely simple to find. (For probably the most part, it's possible to simply turn off the piste to get oneself in knee-deep powder.)