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Ski Resorts in Canada

Want to bag yourself a guaranteed job in a winter resort? Then check out our Work Canada, Ultimate program and choose between jobs in British Colombia, Ontario or Alberta. With subsidized accommodation and ski passes, you'd be crazy not to check it out!

On BUNAC's Work Canada, Essentials program, you have the flexibility to work wherever you like in Canada, with the support of our resource centers in Vancouver and Toronto - check out some of the great ski resorts that Canada has to offer! 

British Columbia

Big White
Big White Ski Resort is located 56 km southeast of Kelowna in the picturesque Okanagan Valley. It is the second largest resort in British Columbia after Whistler-Blackcomb. It has a central village which comprises accommodation, eateries, bars and shops.

Big White boasts a longer than average ski season, usually running from mid-November to mid-April.

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Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the southeast corner of the British Columbia Rockies, about 60 km west of the Alberta border and 60 km north of the U.S. border. Fernie Resort is renowned for its superb natural snow conditions. Snow usually starts to fall at the end of November and stays well into April with an annual average snowfall of 875 cm (29 feet), making Fernie the snow capital of Western Canadian skiing.

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Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain is the closest ski resort to Vancouver, a mere 15 minute drive away. The perfect location for if you are wanting to be close to both the snow and all the facilities that Vancouver offers.

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Kimberley Ski Resort is located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, and is only a four hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, and Spokane, Wash. Kimberley Alpine Resort is famous for consistent snow conditions, mild temperatures and long days of sunlight, and is well known as an excellent family resort. 

The 103-year-old city of Kimberley, which is only a 2 minute drive from the ski resort's base, offers unique lodging, dining and shopping opportunities. The local airport is located only 15 minutes from the resort. Also nearby you will find the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC), one of Canada's closest skiing airports. 

Finding work in Kimberley: For further details on positions available, please visit the resorts official website below.

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Mount Seymour
Mount Seymour is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. It is perfect if you are wanting to work in a ski resort with all the facilities of a city nearby!

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Panorama Mountain Village is a ski and golf resort located in the remote area of the Purcell Mountains, British Columbia. Panorama is situated on the warm side of the Canadian Rockies, so it's rarely as cold as the other mountains in the area. Located just two hours drive south west of Banff and three and a half hours from Calgary.

Panorama is seen as a popular tourist spot known for its rolling cliffs and spectacular views. Panorama has its own village, which contains a ski area, condos, a hotel, lots of restaurants and nightspots, and great outdoor recreation.

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Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort is Canada's oldest ski resort, celebrating 111 years of skiing. It is located 8km north of the US/Canada border in the heart of the West Kootenay region of South Eastern British Columbia within the community of Rossland.

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Silver Star Resort
Silver Star Mountain Resort is located 20 km northeast of Vernon, British Columbia. Silver Star is a scenic, year-round destination which features an abundance of snow during winter, along with numerous adventure activities during the summer season.

Silver Star Mountain Resort is easily accessed via air and road from the cities of Vancouver and Calgary.

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Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks Resort is centrally located in southern British Columbia, just a little over 4 hours from Vancouver and 5.5 hours from Seattle. Sun Peaks Resort is an international four-season resort which is well known for its sunny climate, receiving more than 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, and more than five meters of snow.

Sun Peaks Resort offers a wide range of things to do once the sun goes down, with numerous pubs, restaurants, a rocking night club, skating rinks, tube park, and much more, giving you maximum value during your working holiday adventure. 

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Whistler is a friendly ski village located in the heart of the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, approximately 120 km north of Vancouver. Whistler is home to almost 10,000 people and offers some unforgettable skiing, snowboarding and unlimited winter activities. Whistler was the host for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Whistler Village offers a wide range of community services, shops, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and hotels. 

Whistler is one of the most renowned and prestigious ski resorts in the world. There are two key ski-mountains, Whistler Mountain which is popular with snowboarders and Whistler Blackcomb. The easiest and most affordable method of travel to Whistler from Vancouver is by Greyhound bus. The journey time is approximately 2½ hours and services run regularly throughout the day. 

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Within Banff National Park you have 3 excellent ski resorts to choose from; Sunshine Village (which is a popular place for participants to work), Lake Louise and Mount Norquay. These resorts are now known as ‘The Big 3’.

The town of Banff is only a 2 hour drive west of Calgary and is a well known destination for world wide travelers. It has easy access to all 3 ski areas and is a friendly and up and coming town. Banff offers a great mix of shops, cafes and visitor attractions including the world-renowned Banff Hot Springs.

Lake Louise is slightly further west of Banff and claims to be one of the largest ski areas in North America, while Mount Norquay is closer to downtown Banff.

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Lake Louise is known as the “Jewel of the Rockies” and is considered one of the most scenic places in Canada to ski. The town itself is quite small, making it a very cosy and personal resort, however the resort does not have as many facilities as some of the other resorts in Alberta.

The Village of Lake Louise and the Lake Louise Ski Area is located in heart of the historic Banff National Park Banff National Park, approximately 184km west of Calgary and 60km west of the town of Banff. 

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Nakiska is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in picturesque Kananaskis Country, which is only 45 minutes from the vibrant city of Calgary. Nakiska was the home to the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics and is a fairly small and simple family friendly ski resort.

There is no accommodation on the mountain, however Kananaskis Village is only 5 minutes away.

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Mont Tremblant is the second largest ski hill in Canada. It is situated only a couple of hours north of Montreal and has a real French atmosphere. Mont Tremblant has been Eastern Canada's best known resort since the late 1930’s and was the first resort to open in Canada and the second in North America. 

The region's continental climate means that the abundant snow in the winter, is ideal for world-class skiing.

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Mont Sutton
With its 968 meter summit, Mont Sutton which opened in December 1960 is one of the three largest ski and snowboard resorts in Quebec. Located only 90 minutes from Montreal and in the heart of the Appalachian Snow Belt, Mont Sutton receives an average of 470 cm of snow per year.

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Blue Mountain Ski Resort
Blue Mountain Ski Resort is the largest mountain resort in Ontario, located near Collingwood which is only a 90 minute drive from Toronto. Blue Mountain Resort is perfect for snowboarding and skiing holidays. The ski resort sells on average more than 750,000 lift tickets per year, making it the third-busiest ski resort in Canada after Whistler Blackcomb and Mont Tremblant. 

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Horseshoe resort
Horseshoe Resort is located only one hour north of Toronto, set in the beautiful Copeland Forest located in Horseshoe Valley. It is well known as a premier golf destination and offers the very best in outdoor adventure for all ages. Horseshoe is your base camp for adventure!

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Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort
Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort is conveniently located right in the heart of the Snow Belt region. The resort is just an hour’s drive north of Toronto and provides the best winter playground for skiers and snowboarders within the Ontario area. It is well known as one of the largest family operated Ski resorts in Ontario.

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