Head north to Banff for early holiday snow this season. Lake Louise, one of the consistent North American destinations opening in early November, gives skiers and riders access to 4,200 skiable acres and 3,251 vertical feet of drop.

Sunshine VillageCanada’s highest elevated resort, is another option for Banff skiers and encompasses more than 3,300 skiable acres. Off the snow, soak in hot springs, twirl on ice skates, sightsee on the Banff Gondola and Christmas shop downtown. 

If you're looking to fly into Banff, you'll find many direct flights into Calgary International Airport; from there, Banff is within a 90-minute drive.