Rockies Loop Ski Safari
Ski your ideal combination of pistes and powder as you tour four mountain towns and the stunning landscapes of Alberta and BC.
Perfect for a pure ski adventure, these Rocky Mountain resorts are all within driving distance. Starting and finishing in Calgary, choose the ski areas that appeal most, self-driving between them through Alberta and British Colombia (BC).
Most drives take less than two hours, so you can really maximise your ski time. To fully appreciate each resort, we recommend staying at least three nights, allowing you to ski four locations on a 14-night holiday.
Banff is high on many people’s lists, with its vibrant mountain town and national park setting. Jasper’s friendly locals make it another of our favourites, and if you’re a fan of steep terrain and deep powder then Revelstoke, Kicking Horse or Fernie are a must. You could even nip over the US border to Whitefish and, if it’s your first time heli-skiing, head to Panorama.
For mixed-ability groups, we suggest combining challenging resorts with easier piste skiing in Kimberley. We’ve skied at, stayed in and driven between them all, so ask for our first-hand advice and we’ll create a personalised itinerary for you.
Completely customisable, our Rockies Loop Ski Safari follows no set formula. You decide which resorts you’d like to visit and for how long, and we’ll create your personal itinerary. For a 14-night stay, we recommend up to four resorts.
Banff - great for the scenery and mountain-town vibe
An hour and a half from Calgary, the much-loved mountain town of Banff makes an excellent first base. Spend four days skiing at Mt Norquay and Sunshine Village, with stunning views of the national park.
Lake Louise - great for the scenery and sense of wilderness
The most remote resort in Banff National Park, Lake Louise has a feeling of wilderness and a beautiful lakeside setting. The alpine bowls are excellent.
Jasper - great for welcoming locals and quiet slopes
Known as the Big Friendly, Canada’s northernmost resort is a hugely welcoming place with a historic town. Jasper's slopes are famously uncrowded.
Kicking Horse - great for powder and steep terrain
With some of the Rockies’ best powder and steepest terrain, Kicking Horse is a resort for adventurous skiers. Hire a guide to make the most of the backcountry.
Revelstoke - great for heli-skiing and cat-skiing
With a vast cat-skiing and heli-skiing zone, backcountry skiers get the most from this remote resort. Revelstoke's piste skiing is also good, and the village is full of Canadian charm.
Panorama - great for heli-skiing and steeps
With one of the biggest vertical drops in North America, the backcountry options are phenomenal in Panorama. A great place to try heli-skiing, RK heli-ski are based in the resort.
Kimberley - great for beginners and intermediates
With an unintimidating and relatively small ski area, Kimberley is a great resort for less confident skiers, or a good option if you fancy taking it easy for a few days.
Whitefish - great for all-abilities
This Montana resort sits just across the US border, seven miles from the town of Whitefish. With diverse slopes for all levels, you can ski corduroy groomers and huge bowls with amazing views of Glacier National Park.
Fernie - great for powder and steeps
With challenging terrain and some of the deepest snow in the Rockies, Fernie is popular with advanced skiers and adventurous intermediates, while the town has a great vibe in the evenings.
Castle Mountain - great for rugged skiing and exploration
This independent resort has long steeps and receives around nine metres of powder each year. Most of Castle Mountain's trails are graded intermediate or advanced, and Castle Mountain Ski Lodge is the only on-mountain accommodation.