Choose the right resort for you!
British Columbia has fantastic skiing and snowboarding resorts throughout the province as well as backcountry, cat-skiing, heli skiing, and snowshoeing opportunities. No matter what age or ability you are, British Columbia ski resorts have something to suit everyone.
Whistler is Canada's number 1 ski resort just a two hour transfer from Vancouver and which was home to the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. The pedestrian village is ideal for everyone, with all that you need in the one place, from fine dining, to local artisan cafes, a shopping outlet, great bars and après ski options. Staying in the village means you are just a short walk from the base of Whistler Mountain, or a 10-minute stroll to the base of Blackcomb Mountain, where you will unravel world-class skiing and linked ideally with the Peak2Peak gondola.
Sun Peaks is the second largest resort in British Columbia and the third largest in all of Canada. We recommend Sun Peaks for families as each chair lift gives access to green, blue, and black runs so the whole family can enjoy skiing together. The quaint resort town has everything that you need conveniently on your doorstep, from great dining options, a supermarket, and relaxed après ski hangouts.
Big White is famous for its champagne powder snow and is the largest ski-in, ski-out resort in Canada. Home of the legendary ‘snow ghosts’, you will love everything that this winter wonderland has to offer. The charming Victoria fairy tale inspired resort is home to everything that you could possibly dream of, and even for the non-skiers of the group too. If you fancy a magical horse-drawn cart ride through the snow, or a thrilling snowmobiling excursion, then look no further. If you would like to arrive at your resort with the fridge stacked full of all your favourite goodies, then this can be arranged in advance too. Plus, the whole resort is ski-in ski-out, so you can spend even more time on the mountain and enjoying the unbeatable powder snow.
Revelstoke is a favourite with adrenaline and adventure seekers with historic annual snow fall, a vertical drop of 5,620 feet and over 3,100 acres of varied terrain. The resort was originally famed as the world’s number 1 heli-skiing destination, but now has grown into one of Canada’s most exciting resorts, and surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. Incredible verticals and unrivalled backcountry skiing make for the ideal choice for advanced skiers, looking to perfect their skills. But similarly, the developed beginner and green runs are excellent for those that want to experience the excitement, but keep a cool head on the easier slopes.
Panorama is a magical ski destination, just a short drive from the charming town of Invermere. Everything you need can be found in the pretty ski-in ski-out resort of Panorama, or a short complimentary shuttle to Invermere is always fun to explore. Panorama boasts an excellent choice of on-mountain accommodation, and in just minutes you can be let loose on the fantastic runs. The resort is famed for having some of the best vertical, and many ski teams come here to practice their speed sessions for up-coming championships. Casual dining and relaxing après ski are found on the mountain, and for the non-skiers you can also enjoy great adventure snow options.
Fernie is undoubtedly one of North America’ hidden gem ski resorts, and not often the first that comes to mind, but certainly must be on your list to visit! The locals here adore their mountain, so come and see what all the fuss is about. Surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain scenery you can come across, you will be in awe as you make your way to the slopes. Fernie has a great mix of runs to choose from no matter what level you are. It is lively enough for a group of friends to enjoy an exhilarating ski holiday, but also extremely family-friendly.