Ski holidays usually involve strapping on skis or a snowboard and heading into knee-deep powder on one of Canada’s incredible mountains. But for those who don’t ski or simply looking for a relaxing break after long days on the slopes, there is plenty to do off the hills as well.
At Fernie, in British Columbia, embrace your inner mountain man or woman at the annual Griz Days, which includes live music, fireworks, a scavenger hunt and more.
Whistler’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival features great competitive riding, but also free outdoor concerts, comedy, film and late night partying.
Mont-Sainte-Anne, near Quebec City, has over 30 kilometres of snowshoeing trails around the base of the mountain, while Kimberley Alpine Resort hosts a 30-minute snowshoe tour that ends with chocolate fondue.
Now found at countless resorts across the country, tubing and sledding offers a thrill on the slopes without requiring any skill or experience. A sure hit for all ages is the 7.5-kilometre sled run at Quebec’s Le Massif de Charlevoix.