Conor Gordon, Intern
Canada has so many world-class skiing destinations, sometimes it can be hard to pick out the best ones. Good thing I am an expert on all things snow. Here are my top five favourite ski runs in Canada.
Khyber’s Pass, Whistler, BC
- This ‘side-country’ area is a locals favourite, not listed on any trail maps but located off the back side of Whistler Peak Chair. Make sure to bring someone who’s been there before, and make sure to stay away from Fitzsimmons Creek!
Spanky’s Ladder- Ruby Bowl, Whistler BC
- Spanky’s is a go-to spot on Whistler during a power day, and the line up to the control gate can stretch all the way back to the chairlift. Ruby Bowl is my favourite area of Spanky’s! Here’s freeskier Stan Rey shredding Spanky’s Ladder in Spring 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9phInrU46lw
Delirium Dive, Sunshine Village, Alberta
- One of the most aggressive skiing areas in the world, Delirium Drive requires you to have full avalanche gear before being granted access. Come prepared! 2012/2013 Opening Day for Delirium Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3NdsUFSLFQ
Back Bowls, Lake Louise, Alberta
- There are few things better than a bluebird day in the Back Bowls of Lake Louise with a fresh dump of champagne powder. With ridge after ridge of bowls to explore, this is a must-ski for any powder enthusiast!
The Glades, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
- If you’re keen on tree skiing, then The Glades on the backside of Mont Tremblant is the place for you. With heavy accumulation of snow in the trees, enjoy the powder but make sure to wear a helmet!