Skiing can be a really fun hobby that can give you a chance to visit interesting new places and develop your skills further with each exciting ski vacation. Of course, every skier has to start somewhere, and it can be a little intimidating choosing a place to learn, especially if you are nervous about your first time traveling or learning in a mixed ability group with children. However, Canada has some of the best skiing in the world, so you don't have to travel too far to find some great options for that first ski vacation. Here are four Canadian results that offer great opportunities for beginners to learn in a fun and friendly environment, as well as providing challenges for more advanced skiers.Regularly picked as the best ski resort in North America, this stunning resort has everything. With thousands of acres of ski slopes, along with five terrain parks, a super pipe and even three glaciers, there is plenty to explore when you're not skiing as well as when you are! While many of the most impressive and exhilarating runs are unsuitable for beginners, this resort offers plenty for beginners as well as a reasonably priced, comprehensive ski school where you can learn on your own or in groups, and where children of all ages can begin their skiing adventure. This makes it ideal as a first ski destination, or for people traveling in groups of mixed ability who want good learning facilities for beginners as well as something really special for more proficient skiers.The Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies actually comprises three beautiful resorts, all with their own interesting terrain and skiing opportunities. These are Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise, and a Banff ski pass allows you to access all of them, which is easy to do thanks to regular free shuttles. Mount Norquay is an excellent resort for families and beginners, offering a friendly learning environment as well as lots to do outside of the slopes, though with your pass it makes sense to also check out stunning Lake Louise and Sunshine Village – the highest resort in Canada.If you want a good mixed ability resort with a less touristy feel, then Jasper, which is one of the largest resorts in the Rockies, offers a pleasing village feel as well as less busy slopes suited to all levels of skill. As well as learning to ski, you can enjoy charming restaurants and shops (where you can pick up some great deals on designer ski gear and used ski equipment) as well as interesting local attractions such as the hot springs and the Jasper tramway, all of which are easily accessible via shuttle from the resort.Tremblant is the biggest ski resort in East Canada, and has a very cosmopolitan feel as it is popular with European as well as North American skiers. Clean and hi tech, with super efficient ski lifts, this resort has dozens of slopes with 19 that are suitable for novices, as well as a great ski school. Ashton Wade, the author of this post, is a professional skier from Kentucky, USA. He is obsessed with skiing and he likes to blog about skiing tips and gadgets. During his practice sessions, he likes to use his used snowboard and keeps the new ones for big tournaments.