Location, location, location: Canada Olympic Park is tiny compared to the other resorts listed in this guide, but what could possibly be more convenient than being able to make hot laps without having to leave the city?
The world-class facility—first developed for the ‘88 Winter Olympics—makes for exceptional training grounds for high-performance athletes as well as an easy choice for families, first-timers and freestyle kids looking for a midweek or evening session.
The progressive park starts with a beginner’s zone of gentle terrain, a freestyle park that features a mini-pipe, as well as a high-calibre terrain park with multiple jump lines and over 30 features. It’s all anchored by a Superpipe (one of only three in Canada) that’s 167 metres long with almost 7-metre walls.
When the snow turns to dirt, some 20 kilometres of lift-accessed trails open up for some seriously fun mountain biking. Professionally groomed and catering to all skill levels, you can ride green, blue and black runs that wind through a combination of flat and rolling terrain from jumps to trees to pump tracks.