Top 3 Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in Western Canada

Snowball fights, freshly dusted slopes, hot chocolate and sitting by the fire. Ski season is just around the corner! Looking for a family friendly resort for your trip this year? Check out our top 3 picks.

Western Canada is known for it’s incredible skiing, and excellent diversity of terrain on offer. If you are planning a ski holiday to Canada and would like to stay at a resort that’s family-friendly, here are our top 3 suggestions:

Panorama Resort

Located in the Purcell Mountains near the town of Invermere, Panorama is a jaw-droppingly beautiful 3.5h drive from Calgary. Both the village and ski area are easy to navigate and there are plenty of kids activities to choose from both on and off the hill. A licensed and nut-free child care facility called Wee Wascals looks after kids from 18 months to 5 years old and the activities are as diverse as you can imagine. From wilderness survival camps to cupcake decorating, there is no shortage of things to do for the young one. Panorama boasts the best outdoor hot pools in Western Canada, and the ski-in/ski-out accommodations make it an obvious destination for family mayhem and winter fun.

Kimberley Alpine Resort

Only 4km from Kimberley, this resort is tucked into the East Kootenays in Southern BC…which means great snow and awesome scenery. Many of Kimberley Alpine Resort’s accommodations boast quick access to a high speed chairlift and fully-equipped kitchens making preparing meals in-suite easy. The resort also features a snow sports school, a child care facility called Wildhorse Childcare and plenty of activities other than skiing (like dogsledding and snowshoeing) to keep the kids engaged. Known for being uncrowded, economical, and kid-friendly, no wonder Kimberley has been voted a ‘Family Favourite’ time and time again.

Sunshine Mountain Village

Most resorts in Banff don’t have on the hill accommodations, but Sunshine Mountain Village is the exception. Ski-in/ski-out means early access to the fresh morning cherry pow, but it also means you can get tired kids off the mountain and into warm pyjamas quick as you can say ‘hot chocolate’. And we’ve heard many a parent claim that their kids loved the gondola ride as much as they loved the skiing! The terrain close to the lodge is perfect for kids just building their ski-legs, and for parents who are looking for their chance to really carve things up, the top of the mountain offers plenty of powder and steep pitches. The resort also offers ski school and childcare facilities, making it overall a great choice for families.

Book Your Family Ski Holiday with Leavetown!

Give our Destination Experts a call at 1.877.902.1616 who can answer any questions you may have about planning and booking a family ski holiday. We can help you save big on lift tickets when you book an accommodation through us. We get exclusive discounts on lift passes, as well as Leavetown guests get a $50 activity voucher per booking.