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4) Beautiful ski slopes in the CANADA
My dear friends from Canada
At the beginning of the cold season (north of the earth), I was looking for you, the pictures of the most beautiful ski slopes in your big friendly country (Canada).
I hope you will like them and you will find pleasure:
Revelstoke in winter, from the Powder Springs Ski Hill.
Author: Alan Silvester (mascdman). . Source: commons.wikimedia.org
spedtacular Mt Revelstoke
Author: Murray Foubister . Source: commons.wikimedia.org
Revelstoke is a city of British Columbia founded in 1880.Until 2007/08 Revelstoke was a small hill for locals served by one short lift. But a gondola and two fast chairlifts have transformed it into a resort with the biggest vertical in North America (1,713m) and around 3,000 acres of slopes, which get huge amounts of powder – around 12m a year on average. Its terrain is mostly ungroomed and steep. There are wonderful tree glades and a big open bowl accessed through a cliff band. Revelstoke’s 14-acre terrain park was improved for 2016/17 and a whole new “Gnome Zone” was created, with jumps, jibs and rollers in the trees. There’s also a snowcat-skiing area right by the lift-served slopes, and heliskiing can be booked at the base area. [telegraph.co.uk]
Author: Ruth Hartnup. Source: flickr.com
Whistler is a resort town in British Columbia, located in the Coast Mountains, home to the world-renowned winter sports resort of Whistler Blackcomb. It is 120 kilometers north of Vancouver.
Recognized for being the largest ski area in America, thanks to the impressive amounts of snow it drops every year. This ski area includes two mountains: the Whistler Mountain (altitude: 2182 m) and the Blackcomb Peak (altitude: 2440 m). The ski area is served by a system of 37 lifts of the latest technology (3 gondola lifts, 19 chairlifts, 16 ski lifts). The highest point of the domain at 2240 m offers a difference of more than 1500 m to reach the village.
The Fernie Landscape
Author: Chris Barton. Source: flickr.com
Fernie is a city in the mountains of southeastern British Columbia, Canada, surrounded by the Canadian Rockies.
Fernie has long held cult status among locals in the western Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia because of its abundant snowfalls (up to 11m some seasons and 9m on average) and the adventurous nature of its steep, ungroomed terrain, largely in the shelter of trees. This makes it a superb mountain for experts, so long as they know where they’re going – a lot of the runs are difficult to find and involve long traverses. [telegraph.co.uk]
Banff National Park
Author: Sergei ~ 5of7 . Source: flickr.com
The combined area of these three resorts totals no less than 8,000 half hectares (approximately 32 km2) of ski slopes, two cable cars and 26 chairlifts, in addition to offering 30 feet (approximately nine meters) of ultra-light dry powder each year.
The ski runs at Lake Louise
Author: Pierre5018 . Source: commons.wikimedia.org
Lake Louise is a hamlet in Alberta. It is located on the Trans-Canada Highway, 180 km west of Calgary. The landscape around Lake Louise includes several snow-capped mountains throughout the year: Mount Temple (3543 m), Mount Whyte (2983 m) and Mount Niblock (2976 m).
The Lake Louise ski area offers runs to suit all standards, including lots of ideal intermediate terrain. There is no accommodation at the ski area, but it’s only a couple of miles drive or bus ride away from Lake Louise village.