Plenty of pearly white powder combined with towering mountains, spectacular views and different terrains are some of the qualities that the top BC ski resort have. Take a trip to British Columbia for the best skiing and snowboarding in Canada you’ll ever find.
To make your trip worth it, here’s a list of the top ski resorts in British Columbia:
On the coast of British Columbia, you will find the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics – Whistler Blackcomb. Consistently voted a #1 ski destination, skiers and snowboarders will have a blast with the most skiable terrain compared to anywhere else in North America. For extreme skiers wanting a heart-stopping experience, try the heli-skiing opportunities. 173 glaciers, 475 runs and plenty of big jumps and open air will push you to your limit with these two mountains! Five terrain parks hold 90 rails, one 18” Zaugg pipe, 40 jumps and plenty of tabletops, hips and more make this one of the best places to practice your big air and balance.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is ideal for extreme skiers since it offers the most vertical skiing terrain in North America. Steep lines, heli-lift- and cat-skiing, as well as shorter lines, makes this Revelstoke ski resort the most popular in the Kootenay Rockies. With custom-built rail features, a progressive design that will take you from beginner to advanced, and many jump lines, Revelstoke ski hills are a huge draw for those who love to freestyle. Skim over sheer rocks, sail high into the air, do your spins and flips or dodge trees as you swish through the snow. Revelstoke is waiting to welcome you to an amazing ski adventure.
Big White, BC
Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna is the third largest ski resort in Canada. Big White offers over 2,000 acres of skiing terrain and more than 100 trails to choose from. Big White also boasts the largest ski-in-ski-out accommodation in Canada, which means there are many options when it comes to finding a stay in Big White.
Due to its enormity, lift lines are not a problem and a variety of activities other than skiing and snowboarding are offered, such as snowmobiling and tubing. In fact, Big White is home to the biggest snow tubing park in Canada - a great experience for kids and adults alike. The easiest way to access Big White from outside BC is via Kelowna International Airport.
Featured in several articles as one of the top ski resorts in British Columbia, Golden is home to the famous Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
With the fourth highest vertical drop in North America, Kicking Horse, Golden is ideal for advanced skiers in search for long downhill runs. If you are looking for a more private and extreme experience, the Purcell Heli-skiing from Kicking Horse will take you and only a few others on a 15-minute flight to an empty fresh-snow area with wide open glaciers and high alpine bowls to ski and snowboard.
Famous for its big snow falls in the winter, Fernie Alpine Resort is home to 142 ski runs and some of the most spectacular Rocky Mountain views. What really sets Fernie apart from other BC ski resorts is its diverse terrains with multiple runs and trail options for both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Due to this diversity, Fernie is considered one of the most family-friendly ski resorts in BC.
Fernie’s base village offers a variety of vacation rentals to choose from, including chalets and ski-in, ski-out accommodations. That way you don’t miss any of the slope-action, including their night skiing experience!
The ski season in British Columbia brings high demand for accommodations. So, if you’re planning to stay near the slopes, consider booking your ski-in, ski-out chalet at least 3 months in advance for the best availability and options. A popular practice among families looking to enjoy the winter activities as a day trip is to stay in one of the key skiing cities in BC, such as Vancouver, Kelowna or Kamloops. This option allows you to explore a couple of nearby BC ski resorts, while also experience some sightseeing and food adventures in the city.