1. Endless terrain and piles of powder
With three world class resorts situated along the continental divide, there are plenty of mellow beginner slopes and no shortage of super gnarly inbounds terrain to set you up for a killer free riding experience.
If you’re looking to get the adrenaline flowing, don’t miss the cliffs at Sunshine’s Delirium Dive — one of the few lift-serviced areas in the world that requires an avy beacon to access — or the equally impressive chutes on the back bowls of Lake Louise. A ton of north-facing aspects and wind-loaded bowls means that you can slash fresh turns in crisp Canadian powder even if you don’t happen to catch a big dump.