There’s something special about the Canadian Rockies. Hell, you don’t even have to look at a picture, just those words: Canadian Rockies. It’s almost short-hand for the grandest of adventures.
From the wide open pistes, to the vast back-country terrain ready to be explored, it’s the ultimate winter playground for skiers and snowboarders alike. Yes, the Alps may be right next door in Europe, but heading West, like the adventurers before you did, holds a very special reward.
Situated perfectly next to the Canadian Rockies is Calgary, a place many still call Cow Tow, referencing it’s vast grazed grasslands, but also conjuring images of The Great North American West.
If you set your heart on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to The Rockies, then Calgary should be your first port of call. Happily, British Airways flies non-stop to Calgary in just seven hours, meaning it’s never been easier to find adventure among the mountains.
In the heart of Alberta, Calgary is the key to many of the best slopes and back-country you’ll find not just in North America, but anywhere in the world. And these are the best five resorts closest to Calgary.