So, I covered the best US ski resorts in the west and the east, and I brought you the top rated western Canada ski resorts, and you’re no doubt wondering about the best ski resorts in Canada in the east for 2015. Here they are!
Not only is Mont Tremblant the best known ski resort in Eastern Canada but Traveler’s Digest ranks it as one of the top ten ski resorts in the world. A one-hour drive from Montreal, 92 slopes anxiously await your arrival, along with the ski-in/ski-out lodging, shopping and eateries. If you’re not into skiing, other winter sports beckon, such as ice skating, tubing, zip lines, and there’s also a casino! Walk along the pedestrian mall in the village where the mood is always festive. There’s something to interest everyone!
This resort is located just outside of Clarenville, and is a wonderful destination for those who are just learning to ski or have intermediate ability. However, it’s not limited to beginners, a section of groomed and ungroomed expert slopes await the adventurous. With virtually no lift wait times, fun is just around the corner.
Stoneham lies just 20 minutes from Montreal. This resort boasts 30 trails spread over four mountains, with the highest peak measuring 2,075 feet and some runs offering breathtaking vertical drops. There’s ample staff available if you want to learn to ski or snowboard, and the give both private and group lessons. The horseshoe-shaped valley keeps ripping winter winds from hitting, allowing you to enjoy skiing and other winter sports without winds stinging your faces. Equipped with its own village, you can enjoy the convenience of shops, restaurants, bars, hotels and grocery stores.
This resort has a lot of traffic, according to BUNAC Working Adventures Worldwide – an average of 750,000 lift tickets is sold per year. This makes the resort the third busiest resort in all of Canada. And no wonder, the resort which lies within 90 minutes of Toronto, offers trails that vary in difficulty from beginner to double black diamond, along with a terrain park and a super pipe. There are hotels and resort homes available to rent, and a village that offers shopping, eateries and nightlife.
If it seems like all the great ski resorts are in Quebec, it’s that so many mountain ranges run through the country. Mont Sutton’s summit reaches 3,172 feet, making it one of the largest ski resorts in Quebec. About 90 minutes from Montreal, guests come from all around to take advantage of the 54 runs, the snow park, or cross country trails. After a fun day on the slopes, enjoy the boutiques, restaurants and bars. Family friendly fun is available, from free skiing for those 5 and under to the Family Zone. Daycare is available if you just need a break.
Just an hour north of Toronto and minutes from Barrie, their guest suites have been newly renovated and are fresh and inviting. With 29 Alpine ski and snowboard runs, nearly 28 miles of Nordic trails and a newly designed Terrain Park, most offerings have been updated and modernized. Enjoy eclectic dining options, and numerous outdoor activities including snowshoeing, swimming in the indoor pool, tubing and fat biking. Even the resort hotel has been newly renovated, making for a stylish and comfortable stay.
Located on the west coast of Newfoundland near the town of Steady Brook, Marble Mountain is the site of the largest alpine ski resort in Atlantic Canada. With the only detachable high speed quad lift in Atlantic Canada, called the Governor’s Express, this 5,446 ride take only 7 minutes! With some of the best skiing east of the Rockies, Marble Mountain has an average of 16 feet of snow per year, and the highest vertical drop in the area. Marble Villa offers ski-in/ski-out accommodations that come with kitchen facilities and terrific views. Besides downhill and cross-country skiing, there are other winter sports such as snowmobling, ziplining, snow shoeing and dog sledding.
Are you ready to head to the east for some of Canada’s best ski resorts in 2015?
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