By Clair Morton
Last updated on: July 24, 2018 at 12:48 pm
Every year as the sun’s rays sizzle bather-clad bodies on the beaches of South Australia, the Canadian Rockies are being dusted with layers of white, powdery snow. Pack your thermals (lots of them) and get ready to explore. Here are our five must-dos.
1. Hit the slopes
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a skier, snowboarder, or if you’ve never set foot on snow before – there’s plenty of mountain to go around. Just 20 minutes from Banff, the Sunshine Village Ski Resort is great for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Just a ride on the cable car up the mountain is enough to take your breath away.
If you’re looking for a bit more of a challenge, Nakiska is the place to go. Built for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, it boasts 14 different black diamond runs. For a different way to move through the mountain, they also run guided snowshoeing tours. Most resorts open in early December and close in May.
Tip: Make sure you’re covered for snow sports when taking out travel insurance.