Top 10 BC Ski ResortsJanuary 18, 2019
British Columbia houses some of the most impressive skiing options in Canada. with diverse terrain for new and advanced skiers, picturesque pedestrian villages and some of the best “champagne” snow in the world, here are some of our favourite places to ski in bc.
1. Whistler Blackcomb
Internationally loved and known, Whistler Blackcomb is consistently ranked as one of the best ski resorts in British Columbia. Boasting 200 runs situated along the snowy glaciers of the awe-inspiring Sea-to-Sky Highway, it’s no surprise this is a destination resort for local and international visitors alike. If you’re interested in more than skiing and snowboarding, the pedestrian-only village at the foot of the mountain includes plenty of warm après-ski bars and restaurants as well as quaint shops.
- Location: Whistler, BC
- Annual snowfall: 1,168cm
- Total runs: 200
2. Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Located on Vancouver Island, Mount Washington Alpine Resort promises its skiers and snowboarders stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The mountain has grown from its humble beginnings as a small secluded hill to become a skiing destination with a relaxed West Coast vibe. Mount Washington is a less of destination resort and more of a community, with several cozy condo rental options right on the hill. There are also cross-country and snowshoeing trail options for victors during the winter months.
- Location: Courtenay, BC
- Annual snowfall: 1,158cm
- Total runs: 81
3. Apex Mountain Resort
British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley region is home to Apex Mountain Resort, a mountain known for its “champagne powder” and family-friendly atmosphere. The resort has a 1km ice skating rink along with 56 cross-country trails for those looking to stay on flat ground. Wind down your trip to Apex by attending its annual Brewski Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits event – admission gets you to drink and food tokens and access to the afterparty.
- Location: Hedley, BC
- Annual snowfall: 600cm
- Total runs: 67
4. Sun Peaks Resort
A family-friendly destination, Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia’s second-largest hill. The impressive mountains Tod, Sundance, and Morrisey surround a charming pedestrian-only village. The village is a nice balance of Europe meets Canadiana where visitors can ski along Sun Peak’s Nordic trail network, take a dogsledding tour, or enjoy après-ski fondue and snacks on the mountain.
- Location: Sun Peaks, BC
- Annual snowfall: 599cm
- Total runs: 135
5. Big White Ski Resort
Big White Ski Resort is Canada’s largest ski-in, ski-out resort village. The scenic Big White village boasts over 20 restaurants and nightclubs, 118 trails and the largest night skiing operation in British Columbia – making it hard for skiers and snowboarding to ever leave.
- Location: Kelowna, BC
- Annual snowfall: 749cm
- Total runs: 118 designated trails
6. SilverStar Mountain Resort
SilverStar Mountain Resort is a colourful mid-mountain village, which offers true ski-in, ski-out access to its four mountain faces. SilverStar’s range of hills and progressive terrain make it the perfect place for new skiers. For seasoned skiers and snowboarders, the back of the mountain is a treasure trove of quiet black and double black diamond hills.
- Location: Silver Star Mountain, BC
- Annual snowfall: 701cm
- Total runs: 132
7. Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts the longest vertical descent of any ski resort in North America. As one of the newest ski resorts in Canada, Revelstoke is one of the only mountains in the world that offers lift-accessed skiing, heli-skiing, cat-skiing and backcountry skiing. Most of Revelstoke’s runs are intermediate or advanced hills; making it a destination for talented, thrill-seeking skiers and snowboarders.
- Location: Revelstoke, BC
- Annual snowfall: 1,400cm
- Total runs: 65
8. Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort located in Rossland, British Columbia – a former gold mining town – is one of the oldest ski hills in North America. During BC’s gold rush, the province welcomed a great number of Scandinavians and who brought with them their love of skiing. Since its inception in 1897, the mountain has become a historical and unique destination for skiers, snowboarders and tourists alike.
- Location: Rossland, BC
- Annual snowfall: 762cm
- Total runs: 110
9. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
If you’re in search of dramatic, stunning mountains you should head to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort nestled in the Canadian Rockies. Also known as the “champagne powder capital of Canada”, the hill is home to large alpine bowls, long steep slopes and short chairlift lines. Kicking Horse also offers some more extreme options, like heli-skiing tours, for experienced skiers.
- Location: Golden, BC
- Annual snowfall: 749cm
- Total runs: 129
10. Panorama Mountain Resort
Known for a more temperate climate, Panorama Mountain Resort is a wonderful place to ski and snowboard for those adverse to extreme weather conditions. Panorama’s lovely village base is home to Canada’s largest outdoor slope-side hot pools for those who may not want to participate in a heli-skiing adventure or prolonged exposure to snow.
- Location: Panorama, BC
- Annual snowfall: 500cm
- Total runs: 122
So get out there and Make Each Experience a Discovery™.
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