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 we’ve put together 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, even in our list of Best skiing in Canada, skiers and snowboarders will have a blast here on more skiable terrain than 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 ski 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 Revelstoke Mountain the most popular ski resorts 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 in Kelowna is another resort that has made our list of the best skiing in Canada. As the third largest ski resort in Canada, Big White Ski resort offers over 2000 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 BC 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 min 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 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 accommodation so you don’t miss any of the slope-action, including their night skiing experience!
The ski season in British Columbia brings high demand in accommodation, which is why, if you’re planning to stay near the slopes, we recommend booking your ski in-ski out or chalet at least 3 months in advance for the best availability and options. A popular practice among families looking to enjoy the winter activities only 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.