Ski Canada – Three Family Friendly Canada Ski Resorts

Hitting the slope is a great way for families to have fun together. Here are three top picks for family-friendly Canada Ski Resorts you can consider when planning your next Canada ski holiday.

Big White

Big White is British Columbia’s highest winter village and offers truly spectacular skiing for skiers of all levels. Over half the runs are intermediate so there are plenty of places for the whole family to ski together. The trails cover some 3050 hectares so you’ll never get bored. The resort is very family friendly:

  • there are plenty of learn-to-ski programmes
  • a childcare centre,
  • a mini snowmobiling track,
  • dog sledding,
  • ice skating and
  • snowshoeing

There’s even a purpose built tube park where everyone can test themselves on a range of terrains from simple slopes to a huge super pipe.

Find our more about Big White, the ski resort, accommodation and ski holiday packages here: Ski Big White

Or please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss your plans for your next Canada ski holiday.


A 3 hour drive from Calgary, Fernie is well known for its amazing powder and a season that extends from early November to early April.

While the resort offers some extreme skiing conditions there are also plenty of trials for beginners, among the resort’s 107 designated trails.

The childcare centre in Fernie looks after children up to the age of seven.

It also offers a full ski programme, starting off with gentle rides and progressing to more advanced lessons as children improve.

Fernie is also close to the Kimberley Alpine Resort which is renowned for long cruising runs and great family skiing.

Find our more about Fernie, the ski resort, accommodation and ski holiday packages here: Ski Fernie


Everyone knows Whistler and rightly some, with 200 trails (almost twice as many as Fernie) to explore and a season that runs from November to June – it is not hard to understand the popularity and attraction of this top ski resort.

The village offers an impressive range of family-friendly accommodation from the luxurious Fairmont to more budget style condominiums. Many hotels offer kids stay and ski for free deals.

Whistler has an Olympic-sized skate rink plus plenty to offer children from ski-schools through to snow parks. Whistler Kids Snow School includes especially designed terrain gardens and family zones, an enchanted Tree Fort and a Magic Castle to keep families entertained.

The interconnecting mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb are linked by the Peak 2 Peak glass-floored Gondola which the kids will love.

Find our more about Whistler, the ski resort, accommodation and ski holiday packages here: Ski Whistler

Other Family Friendly Canada Ski Resorts

We are also big fans of Sun Peaks and Panorama – so if you are looking for a change, give these two a try.

Other Ski Travel Canada Offers

You can find more information and reviews about these and other Canadian Ski Resorts and learn about special Canada Ski Packages by clicking on these links:

Ski BanffSki Kicking HorseSki Revelstoke
Ski Big WhiteSki Lake LouiseSki Silver Star
Ski FernieSki PanoramaSki Sun Peaks
Ski JasperSki Red MountainSki Whistler

Contact Us for Advice for Your Next Canadian Ski or Snowboarding Holiday

As always you can always contact us if you would like to discuss your plans for your next Canada ski holiday with one of our experienced and dedicated team.