Skiing in British Columbia
One hundred miles north of Vancouver there are 13 ski resorts spread across 10 mountain ranges that make up British Columbia. Skiers and snowboarders travel from all over the world to ski the miles of snowy terrain that the British Columbia in Canada has to offer. With huge mountain backdrops and outstanding panoramic views of oceans and cities surrounding the British Columbia region, this ski area isn’t just there to ski it’s there to be explored.
Made up with many popular skiing destinations including Whistler, the region brings in thousands of skiers and snowboarders each season all wanting to experience what the mountains have to present. Each separate resort in British Columbia has something special and unique about it, whichever resort you choose as your ski destination of choice, you won’t be disappointed!
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Ski Resorts in British Columbia
For powder skiing at its best together with a laid-back western vibe, head to Apex. With ski slopes peaking at 2,180m it receives a high snowfall with an average of 600 cm of each season. Alongside its powdery ski runs they also have other great winter activities available such as ice-skating, tubing, hockey and more.
Open from November to May and set over two mountains, Whistler Blackcomb is one of the most famous skiing resorts in British Columbia. With world-class shopping, restaurants, bars, skiing and snowboarding, Whistler tourists have plenty of reasons to keep on returning year after year. Whistler has a lively village with lots of brilliant après-ski. There is plenty to do on and off the mountain such as dog sledding, sleigh rides, cat skiing, cross-country skiing, tubing, winter zip lining and more. Just a two hour drive from Vancouver this resort prides itself on its epic skiing and glamourous après-ski.
Big White offers discounted lift tickets, standard rentals and group lessons for skiers travelling in large numbers. Big White resort is fantastic for groups with lots of activities specially catered for parties including snowmobiling, tubing, sleigh rides, ice-skating and loads of more both on and off slope to ensure that everyone in your group has a great time.
Famous for its five bowls and the biggest vertical drop in the Rockies at 3,550 ft Fernie has been recognised in National Geographic, Men’s Journal and New York Magazine. For film lovers, the chalet from the hit movie ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ is based in Fernie and the famous mountain backdrops were also used in Christopher Nolan's movie Inception in 2010.
For limitless, big mountain skiing head to Kicking Horse mountain resort. It is also known as the ‘Champagne Capital of Canada’ and has one of the longest vertical runs in North America. If you are looking for more of a challenge then the resort is surrounded by plenty of heli-skiing terrain just waiting to be explored.
Kimberley is great for everyone with its family friendly atmosphere and beautiful sunny slopes. Kimberly Kids Trails is perfect for the little ones wanting to start skiing tree runs or downtown the Kimberly Kids learning area is also great for children just starting off.
All resorts are individual and all have their own unique qualities. From traditional mountain villages to lively après-ski towns with live music and DJs, there is something for everyone at British Columbia.
Ski resorts in British Columbia include:
- Big White
- Kicking Horse
- Mount Washington
- Red Mountain
- Silver Star
- Sun Peaks
- Whistler Backcomb
Skiing in British Columbia
Ranked as one of the top skiing destinations in the world, you can’t beat British Columbia when it comes to booking a skiing holiday. The region caters for everyone with heaps of features including: kid’s parks, beginner areas, snow bowls, powder runs and vertical drops. Renowned for massive snow dumps and reliable snow conditions, skiers can enjoy excellent skiing throughout the whole season
Apex Mountain has been recognised by the Ski Canada Magazine for being a family friendly winter resort whilst Fernie is great for advanced skiing with its deep powder and double black diamond runs. If you like big mountains with varied terrain and lots of bluebird days then Sun Peaks is the place to be.
With the many snowparks located around the 13 resorts, snowboarders and freestyle skiers can enjoy halfpipes, kickers, rails and boxes. For all skiing and snowboarders enthusiasts visiting BC would be a unforgettable winter experience.
Ski Holidays in British Columbia
Villages are filled with local cuisines, bars; some have spas for relaxation after a long day on the slopes. For those of you who can’t settle there are even some resorts with their own health and fitness facilities. Ski holidays start from December right through to April with top deals on condos, hotels and apartments for all group sizes.
Iglu Ski offer some great deals on many of the ski resorts located in the British Columbia that are perfect for families, groups, couples and celebrations. With activities to please the whole family there is something for everyone to enjoy. Call our expert sales team on the number above to discuss options and tailor-made packages for ski holidays in Canada.
Best of British Columbia
Best bars -
- Bubh Linn Gate Irish Pub, Whistler
- Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill, Whistler
- Merlin's Bar and Grill, Whistler
- Grizzly Bar, Fernie
- Peaks Grill, Kicking Horse
- Crazy Horse Saloon, Panorama
- ElevenFifty, Panorama
- Snowshoe Sam's, Big White
Best restaurants -
- Bearfoot Bistro, Whistler
- Pizzeria Antico, Whistler
- The Brewhouse, Whistler
- The Globe Cafe and Tapas Bar, Big White
- Elkhorn Cabin, Panorama
- Eagles Eye, Kicking Horse
- Whitetooth Bistro, Kicking Horse
- The Brickhosue, Fernie
Best ski runs -
- Raptor's Ride, Whistler
- Peak to Creek, Whistler
- Morning Glory, Fernie
- Shaky Acres, Fernie
- Crystal Bowl, Kicking Horse
- Cahilty, Silver Peaks
- Kalina's Rainbow, Big White