The Best Ski-In, Ski Out Hotels in Canada

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Nothing upgrades a ski vacation quite like ski-in, ski-out accommodations. Waking up to mountain views and snowy slopes with a coffee in hand is arguably the best way to start a ski day. You’re then just steps from the slopes. It makes the end of a great ski day all that much sweeter, when you can ski or ride up to your accommodations to rest those weary legs and treat yourself to aprés-ski at your hotel. Fittingly, Canada, home to some of the best ski resorts in the world, is also home to some of the best ski-in, ski-out hotels in the world.

From cozy lodges to boutique hotels to luxurious chateaus, skiers and riders will find a little bit of it all in Canada. Read on for our picks of some of the best ski-in and ski-out hotels in Canada. Note: Prices listed are generalities and change regularly.

The Best Ski-In And Ski Out Hotels in Canada

Fairmont Chateau, Whistler, British Columbia

Few ski-in, ski-out hotels are as iconic as the luxurious 519-room Fairmont Chateau Whistler, located in the Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Tastefully-designed luxurious rooms and suites provide either mountain or village views, while many rooms and suites have their own fireplaces. Families and larger groups can go all out with one of their larger suites, some of which are more than 1,000 square feet and have multiple rooms. Other highlights include the Vida Spa, an ice rink, and a number of great restaurants and bars, including the AAA four diamond-rated Grill Room, The Wildflower, and Mallard Lounge. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is conveniently located by the slopes and ski school meeting point, and just a short walk to Whistler Village. Rates start at about $240 per night.

Fairmont Whistler Hotel Canada, outside night view.
©Fairmont Whistler Hotel

Glacier Mountaineer Lodge, Kicking Horse, British Columbia

Known for its challenging terrain and excellent snow conditions, Kicking Horse is a bucket list ski destination for many freestyle skiers. Kicking Horse’s Glacier Mountaineer Lodge, located steps from the Golden Express Gondola, is about as close as you can get to staying on the ski slopes. Glacier Mountaineer Lodge celebrates the Rocky Mountains with its casual decor, and is comprised of traditional king and queen hotel rooms, and one-, two-, and three-bedroom condo suites for those looking for more space. Each suite comes equipped with a full kitchen, a fireplace, and balcony. Other highlights of the Glacier Mountaineer Lodge include an outdoor hot tub, fitness center, and sauna. Bonus: It’s pet-friendly. Rates start at $160 a night. » View further Kicking Horse lodging options.

Glacier Mountaineer Lodge, Kicking Horse, Canada, room.
©Glacier Mountaineer Lodge

The Sutton Place Hotel, Revelstoke, British Columbia

Located at the base of Revelstoke, a playground for advanced skiers and winter sports enthusiasts, The Sutton Place Hotel offers an inviting atmosphere to pair with its luxury amenities and 200 condo-style suites that range from studios to 1,500-square-foot 3-bedroom suites. After a day of skiing, enjoy some R&R in the hotel’s outdoor heated pool that features incredible views of Mount Mackenzie, home to North America’s longest vertical descent. The Sutton Place Hotel has a number of food and drink options, headlined by the Rockford Bar & Grill, which is known for its steaks, and also offers a great wine and cocktail list. Mackenzie Common Tavern is the hotel’s more casual spot, known for its aprés-ski and late-night vibes. The Sutton Place Hotel is also pet-friendly, so no member of your family has to miss out on the fun. Rates start around $220 a night. » View further Revelstoke lodging options.

Revelstoke base, BC, Canada, hotels.

Lizard Creek Lodge, Fernie Alpine, British Columbia

Lizard Creek Lodge is located mere minutes from the Elk Quad Chairlift, providing ski-in, ski-out access during the winter and bike-in, bike-out access during the warmer months. Rooms range from studios to two bedrooms, all with fully-equipped kitchens, a fireplace, and balcony. Lizard Creek Lodge’s gourmet restaurant, Cirque, provides stunning views paired with a unique menu that often features wild game, seafood, and more. Don’t miss Lizard Creek Lodge’s fun, one-of-a-kind vodka-tasting experience at the Ice Bar. After dinner, relax in the heated outdoor pool or enjoy a massage, aromatherapy, or hydrotherapy at the spa. Rates start at $200 per night. 

Lizard Creek Lodge, Fernie, Canada.
©Tourism Fernie

The Josie, Red Mountain, British Columbia

The Josie is an award-winning boutique hotel at the base of Red Mountain, rated the no. 1  small ski area in Canada by OnTheSnow users. An Autograph Collection hotel, The Josie in recent years has garnered awards and recognitions as one of the top ski hotels in the world by multiple publications, including USA Today. Its modern architecture complements each of the 106 rooms ranging from studios to one-bedroom suites, while its amenities include outdoor saunas, outdoor fire pits, a ski valet, and a modern fitness studio. After a day of laps, belly up to the The Velvet’s 360-degree bar before enjoying a French-influenced dinner in its stunning setting. Rates start at $180 a night. 

The Josie Hotel, Red Mountain, Canada.
©The Josie Hotel

Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff, Alberta

This one-of-a-kind lodge, the only ski-in, ski-out hotel in Banff, is located at 7,200 feet at Sunshine Village Ski Resort. Unlike most ski-in, ski-out hotels, you won’t be driving up to Sunshine Mountain Lodge to check-in. Rather, you’ll take the resort’s high-speed, eight-passenger gondola. As ski operations wind down for the day, guests feel like they have the mountain all to themselves thanks to Sunshine Mountain Lodge’s unique location. Relax in one of Canada’s largest hot tubs, sweat it out in the sauna, book a spa treatment, and enjoy on-site dining just steps from multiple chairlifts. Evenings at Sunshine Mountain Lodge brings some unique events, like snowshoe tours, Hot Tub Bingo, and tobogganing on Sunshine’s ski runs. Prices start at $339 per night.

Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff.
©Richard Hallman/Sunshine Mountain Lodge

Fairmont Tremblant, Mt. Tremblant, Quebec

The Fairmont Tremblant, located at the base of Mt. Tremblant, is both ski-in/ski-out and walkable to all the après-ski bars in the village. Convenience is just the start at the world-class Fairmont Tremblant, comprised of 314 guest rooms (including 62 spacious suites), featuring spectacular views of either the mountain, pedestrian village, or surrounding woodlands. Heated indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna and indoor hot tub, and a state-of-the-art spa are just a few of the highlights. The Fairmont Tremblant has a number of bars and restaurants, including the casual Le Comptoir and Choux Gras brasserie, winner of the 2019 Diner’s Choice Award by OpenTable. For aprés-ski, enjoy the warm, cozy environment at Axe Lounge Bar, or experience the more festive La Terrasse Après-Ski. Rates are usually $600-800 a night. 

Fairmont Tremblant, Quebec Canada, aerial view.
©Fairmont Tremblant Hotel

Sommet des Neiges, Mt. Tremblant, Quebec

Sommet des Neiges is another popular Tremblant destination, offering a nice friendly atmosphere. It’s located just 300 feet from the resort’s gondola, and features direct access to Tremblant’s acclaimed ski school. The large octagonal fireplace is a warm welcome for guests, while its recently renovated rooms provide a fresh, new feel. Headlining the amenities of the Sommet des Neiges is an outdoor pool and hot tub, sauna, gameroom, and fitness center. Guestrooms range from one to three-bedroom suites, all of which are equipped with a kitchen. Rates start at $330 a night.

Sommet de Neiges, Mt. Tremblant, Canada.
©Canadian Affair

MTN Haus, Owl’s Head, Quebec

MTN Haus Chalet, at the base of Owl’s Head, offers guests sweeping views of the slopes with the convenience of ski-in, ski-out access. The property is a one-stop shop for skiers and riders. The ground floor is home to storage lockers, the ski school, rental center, customer service, ticket office, and the Wax Workshop. Just above it is where you’ll find dining options, including your typical ski lodge cafe, a full restaurant, and bar. MTN Haus’ recently renovated lodge, on the top floor, has a variety of different suites for guests. Consider springing for rooms facing the mountains, which have balconies and offer great views of the slopes. 

Mountain Haus Chalet, Quebec, Canada.
©Owl’s Head

Looking for other ski-in/ski-out accommodations in North America? Check out our other articles highlighting the best ski-in, ski-out accommodations in the U.S. and New England.

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