Super Natural British Columbia, Canada – one step wilder!

Start planning your next winter adventure to ski and snowboard in British Columbia, Canada!

With the Canadian on par with the Aussie dollar, now is a great time to plan a BC ski trip!

British Columbia’s 10 mountain ranges push west from the Rockies in a crowded parade until they fall into the Pacific. And every winter, their numerous peaks, bowls and glaciers are crowned with an abundance of snowfall.

From November to April the quantity of snow is surpassed only by its quality, from metres-thick snow packs to nose-high dry powder. And 13 destination resorts – each with its own distinct mountain culture – welcome and challenge skiers and snowboarders.

The superlatives include massive amounts of lift-serviced terrain and the longest vertical in North America. Add unsurpassed heli- and cat-skiing, and the result is a ski destination that is one step wilder

Check out 13 of the Top Views from BC Ski Resorts

BIG WHITE SKI RESORT

Big White is one big winter playground, and a fantastic destination for family getaways. With 118 runs, powder-filled bowls and plenty of sunshine, Big White delivers Mother Nature’s finest conditions. There is plenty of ski-in/ski-out accommodation and options for every budget.

Key Facts:
Vertical:  777m
Lifts: 15
Avg Snowfall: 7.5m
Longest run: 7.2km
bigwhite.com

FERNIE

This powder-skiing mecca offers an incredible diversity of terrain. Explore the remarkable alpine bowls, ridges, glades, groomed terrain and 142 runs. Choose from an array of on-mountain activities and accommodation options and enjoy the warm hospitality from those who call Fernie home.

Key Facts:
Vertical 1,082m
Lifts: 10
Avg Snowfall: 11m
Longest Run: 5km
skifernie.com

KICKING HORSE

With dry, champagne powder on more than 120 runs and one of the longest verticals in Canada, Kicking Horse offers diversity and challenges for every level.  Surrounded by six national parks, Kicking Horse is a pristine winter playground. You can also check out the incredible view from Canada’s highest-elevation restaurant, Eagles’s Eye Restaurant, at 2,347m.

Key Facts:
Vertical: 1,260m
Lifts: 5
Avg Snowfall: 7.5m
Longest run: 10km
kickinghorseresort.com

SUN PEAKS

Sun Peaks is the largest ski area in Canada next to Whistler Blackcomb. Three mountains surround a ski-in/ski-out pedestrian-only village, in a climate defined by sun,
dry snow and moderate temperatures. Relaxing spas and a bungee trampoline complement winter traditions such as dogsledding, tubing, snowshoeing and outdoor ice skating.

Key Facts:
Vertical: 882m
Lifts: 12
Avg Snowfall: 6m
Longest Run: 8km
sunpeaksresort.com

KIMBERLEY ALPINE RESORT

Kimberley’s consistent snow conditions, abundant sunshine, short lift lines, and Rocky Mountain views have made it a family favourite. Kimberley features long fall line runs, groomed, wide-open cruisers, bumps and gladed terrain. Experience this winter wonderland with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and family activities.

Key Facts:
Vertical: 751m
Lifts: 5
Avg Snowfall: 4m
Longest run: 6.4km
skikimberley.com

PANORAMA

Spacious skiing on over 129 runs, plus great glades and the Taynton Bowl, featuring over 300 ha (750 ac) of patrolled former heli-ski terrain. Canada’s largest slope-side hot pools offer the perfect way to relax after a day on the slopes. There is everything from easy runs for beginners, groomed intermediate cruisers, and advanced and expert terrain. Panorama also
offers heli-skiing and snowmobiling tours right from the village.

Key Facts:
Vertical: 1,300m
Lifts: 10
Avg Snowfall: 5m
Longest run: 6.5km
panoramaresort.com

REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT

Revelstoke boasts North America’s longest lift-serviced vertical descent. With perfect powder and varied alpine terrain, this resort is transforming the area into an unforgettable
skiing adventure. Choose from high alpine bowls and 69 runs
offering gladed trails, groomed routes and steep chutes.

Read A Mountain Guide to Revelstoke by Mike Berard for an insiders view of the resort.

Key Facts:
Vertical: 1,713m
Lifts: 5
Avg Snowfall: 14m
Longest Run: 15.2km
revelstokemountainresort.com

 

RED MOUNTAIN RESORT

RED is all about big vertical, small crowds, deep powder, and diverse terrain. Combine that with 1,168 ha (2,887 ac) of pristine, lift-serviced skiing, corduroy groomers and easy to access backcountry terrain and you have a skiing paradise. The latest expansion was nearly 80 hectares (200 acres) on Mt. Kirkup, accessible by snowcat.

Key Facts:
Vertical: 890m
Lifts: 7
Avg Snowfall: 7.6m
Longest Run: 7km
redresort.com

SILVERSTAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

This colourful resort offers dry Okanagan champagne powder and sunny skies. With an average of 7 m of dry, champagne powder, SilverStar is a huge mountain with four distinct faces and 132 runs, bowls and gladed areas. Winter wonderland activities and affordable accommodation make SilverStar a great resort for families.

Key Facts:
Vertical: 760m
Lifts: 11
Avg Snowfall: 7m
Longest Run: 8km
skisilverstar.com

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB

Whistler Blackcomb is consistently named the #1 ski resort in North America with over 3,307 m of skiable terrain, 200+ marked trails, 16 bowls and three glaciers. Pair that with five terrain parks, a superpipe and a snowcross track, epic heli- skiing, family events, award- winning ski-in/ski-out lodging and restaurants, and incredible après-ski, and you have the perfect mountain destination.

Read An insider’s guide to Whistler by Mike Berard

Key Facts
Vertical: 1,609m
Lifts: 37
Avg Snowfall: 11.7m
Longest Run: 11km
whistlerblackcomb.com

WHITEWATER SKI RESORT

Whitewater is known for its short lift lines, deep powder and friendly people. The perfect combination of epic steeps, small crowds and an abundance of dry, light powder make its 82 runs a winter playground.
Heli- and cat-skiers are also fond of the legendary views
of the Selkirk Mountains. Backcountry skiers will not want to miss the Coldsmoke Powder Festival in February.

Key Facts
Vertical: 623m
Lifts: 4
Avg Snowfall: 12m
Longest Run: 3km
skiwhitewater.com

MOUNT WASHINGTON ALPINE RESORT

From the mile-high summit, the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, nearby Coast Mountains, and green valley below frame some of the deepest snow on the West Coast. Get your heart pumping with two terrain parks. The resort also offers cross-country skiing, tubing and snowshoeing.

Key Facts:
Vertical: 505m
Lifts: 9
Avg Snowfall: 11.5m
Longest Run 1.9km
mountwashington.ca

APEX MOUNTAIN RESORT

Pure powder, great weather and incredible terrain. Experience the smoothest of cruisers on bluebird days. Apex has gentle rolling slopes to ease in the beginners and steep and narrow runs to challenge the advanced. Ski to and from your accommodation, play ice hockey or skate on the Adventure Ice Skating Loop. Go snowshoeing, tubing or cross-country skiing.

Key facts:
Vertical: 610m
Lifts: 4
Avg Snowfall: 6m
Longest Run: 5km
apexresort.com