WHITE EASTER, THE NEW WHITE CHRISTMAS IN CANADA
Make the most of an early Easter in 2018
Sometimes the moons and the stars and the calendar collide to create the perfect ski holiday. You know it, right? Looks like we’ve all been doing something right of late because Easter just became the new White Christmas with 2018 dates co-inciding with the best spring skiing in Canada. Yes, that’s right, Easter’s coming early in 2018 and we are celebrating.
There’s something about warm hot cross buns straight from the oven for breakfast followed by powder turns on a Friday. Imagine hiding all the Easter eggs in a winter wonderland in snow laden forests for junior master and miss to seek out on a traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday.
Take some annual leave, add it to the four day Easter weekend and pack your bags for Canada. Good Friday lands on March 30 in 2018 and we all know that March is traditionally the snowiest month in Whistler alone.
When booking a ski holiday in March and April you want reliable snow and late seasons and this country delivers on both. Try these resorts on for Easter size.
Family snow Easter bunnies
Big White Easter, see what we did there? Kids adore the ski in ski out vibe of Big White where the mountain is a playground and comes with an ice rink, ice climbing waterfall, dog sledding, kids events and family fun dining.
SilverStar in the Okanagan is a picture card mid mountain pedestrian only ski village where the Main Street is ski in ski out. Add famous cinnamon buns and hot chocolates, a kids progressive terrain park and stunning spring sunsets and your bunnies will be more than happy.
Sun Peaks was made for families. The purpose built European inspired village even has a spring festival dedicated to kids. The Hub International Nancy Green Festival sees 500 of Canada’s coolest ski and snowboard kids come and play in friendly competition.
Powder snow bunnies
Whistler Blackcomb welcomes between 2 and 4 metres of snowfall every March. That is all.
Photo: Whistler Blackcomb, March 2017
Big mountain snow bunnies
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is bigger than the average ski hill. You’ll get 1700 metres of vertical to burn off those Easter eggs on 3121 acres of skiable terrain.
Red Mountain Resort has a 7km run with your name on it. Actually it has 4200 acres of steeps, deeps, tree runs and fun with your name on it.
Three resorts in one eggsellent lift pass (yes, we went there)
Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Banff Norquay are all on the Ski Big3 lift pass so you can bed down in glorious Banff surrounded by majestic Rocky Mountain peaks and wake up spoilt for choice. Try Lake Louise for 4200 acres or hit up Sunshine Village knowing it’s going to be good because they stay open until May with the longest ski season in Canada. Those who like it fast can don the race skis and go for the groomed steeps at Norquay.
Photo: Sunshine Village Easter Egg Hunt 2017