Home to 38 ski resorts and hundreds of thousands of skiable acreage, few winter destinations compare to British Columbia. That’s why BC should be the next place you set your sights on. Because your time off the mountain is equally as important as your time on it, the following ski resorts all offer fantastic lodging, dining, and shopping options, too. So, without further ado, these are the best places to ski in British Columbia.
5 Best Places to Ski in British Columbia
1. Whistler Blackcomb
Skiing in Canada is on so many bucket lists. And as the largest ski resort in the nation, it’s no wonder why thousands of skiers and snowboarders flock to the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb. Its two massive mountains offer more than 200 marked runs, 8,000+ skiable acres, and so much more. The area receives an average of 465 inches of snow annually. After an unforgettable day on the slopes, there’s no better place to unwind than the charming Whistler Village. There’s upscale and casual dining, shopping, entertainment, and a variety of accommodations.
2. Sun Peaks Resort
Most people associate skiing in British Columbia with Whistler Blackcomb. But did you know that (just behind Whistler) Sun Peaks Resort is actually the second-largest ski area in all of Canada? It does tend to be less crowded than Whistler, however, and boasts a relaxed atmosphere, excellent off-piste skiing, and convenient ski-in/ski-out lodging.
3. Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine Resort is one of those great all-around ski resorts. Terrain parks, alpine bowls, off-piste skiing – it truly offers a little bit of everything! Its 37 feet of snow and 2,500 acres of skiable terrain can be accessed by nearly a dozen lifts. Fernie’s closest major city (Calgary) is a little over three hours away, too. This means lift lines are shorter and the slopes are far roomier than other popular resorts. Despite its relatively remote location, the alpine town of Fernie is just a few miles away and has all the modern amenities and conveniences you’d need on a ski trip.
4. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
If you’re a serious rider looking for your next thrill, look no further than Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Roughly 80% of the terrain is reserved for intermediate, advanced, and expert skiers or snowboarders. And Kicking Horse is home to the fourth-highest vertical drop in North America! There’s no denying this place is the real deal. When you’re not enjoying the deep ‘champagne’ powder, dine on-mountain at the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant, peruse the Kicking Horse General Store, or take in panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains from the balcony of your ski-in/ski-out lodging.
5. Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Mountain Resort has long been regarded as one of the best places to ski in British Columbia. It offers even more vertical than its neighbors including the highest vertical drop in North America at 5,620 feet. It’s always making updates to its lift systems and amenities, so a ski trip to Revelstoke is sure to please!
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