Western Canada Downhill & Cross-Country Skiing

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Fortress Mountain Skiing

Skiing Fortress Mountain
Source: Travel Alberta

By: Bob Kenyon

During winter in western Canada, travelers will find some of the world’s best downhill skiing in the world in our Canadian Rocky Mountains at:

Most Accessible from * Calgary ** Edmonton

Banff Tri-Area Ski Pass: Sunshine Village – $77.59
from: Viator
Banff Tri-Area Ski Pass: Mt Norquay Ski Resort – $77.59
from: Viator
Banff Tri-Area Ski Pass: Lake Louise Ski Resort
from: Viator

Explore some of the best ski resorts in the Rockies with this useful infographic.
Produced by Fairmont

For cross country skiers, the mountains, foothills, boreal forests and prairies have many great trails. There also ski clubs, that organize regular activities.

If you’re properly trained, prepared, planned, equipped and dressed, skiing is an excellent way to explore the backcountry in winter. Here are some tips for enjoying your skiing experiencing:

  • Always be aware of avalanche and changing weather conditions!
  • Carry or know how to find clean safe water!
  • Let people know where you are going and when you plan to return!
  • Have good map and compass skills!
  • Use care, or even avoid, crossing frozen bodies of water and glaciers!
  • Carry first aide and emergency supplies!
  • If you’re not experienced, travel with a guide, or qualified person!

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