Erna Low has a range of special offers at its Whistler properties this winter, including Kids Ski Free, designed to target and reward its largest customer base: the family market.

The offer applies to lift passes and equipment hire for children under 12 when accompanied by a full- paying adult.

The operator is also offering two nights free when customers book eight nights at the four-star First Tracks. It is also offering five nights for the price of four as well as special deals at the four-star boutique hotel Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre.

A spokesperson said: “Canada has been very popular for this season because we had record-breaking snow last year when there was a bad start to the European season.

“Offers like these put skiing in Canada on a similar price level to taking a ski break in Europe.”