4) Beautiful ski slopes in the CANADA

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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:


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Revelstoke in winter, from the Powder Springs Ski Hill.

Author: Alan Silvester (mascdman). . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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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]


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Whistler Blackcomb from Crystal Hut

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.


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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]


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Banff National Park

Author: Sergei ~ 5of7 . Source: flickr.com

Banff is a town in the province of Alberta, Canada, in the southern Rocky Mountains.
The ski towns of Banff and Lake Louise are at the heart of the exceptional ski resorts of Mount Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village.
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.
Banff itself is a jolly little tourist town with more than 100 bars and restaurants, and countless souvenir shops. It has three ski areas, each a free bus ride from town. Norquay is only a few minutes away, but tiny, with just 190 acres of terrain including a good nursery area. Sunshine Village, 20 minutes away, is a fair size (3,358 acres), and is known for its steep terrain and plenty of snow. It installed Canada’s first heated chairlift for 2015/16 – a fast quad on Lookout Mountain, which gives access to some double black diamond runs. Meanwhile Lake Louise, 45 minutes away, is the largest area, with 4,200 acres of terrain best suited to intermediates and experts, served by 10 lifts.

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Source: pixabay.com

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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.


 

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10 réflexions au sujet de « 4) Beautiful ski slopes in the CANADA »

  1. Awestruck and I live here in Canada, was born here. My mum-in-law once said we have it all here on the west coast of Canada, the mountains and the sea, why would you want to live anywhere else. These pics confirm her take on our beautiful country, thank you for sharing these.

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