British Columbia is known for snow. With an abundance of ski resorts scattered across the province, there’s something for everyone here – and we’ve got the package deals to suit all of them.
Take a look through our ‘best-of’ list below, choose your adventure and get discovering your next ski holiday.
The best for… those who want the biggest resort!
Whistler isn’t just the biggest ski resort in Canada – it happens to be the biggest in North America. There are no less than two mountains offering up a total of 3307 hectares of skiable terrain, accessed by 37 lifts. Plus endless restaurants, amazing shopping and a non-stop line-up of exciting events.
Find out more about Whistler here.
The best for… those who like ski-in, ski out accommodation.
Big White Ski Resort offers up the largest ski-in, ski-out village in Canada – making it perfect for those who don’t want to take a bus up to the resort from their accommodation, or try to find a car park (because who does?). Simply step out of your lodgings, clip into your bindings and make your way down to the closest chairlift to explore their wide variety of terrain.
Find out more about Big White here.
The best for… those who love a bluebird day!
It’s called Sun Peaks for a reason, after all. With over 2000 hours of sunshine every season, you’re likely to wake up to that beautiful interior powder snowfall along with beautiful blue skies. All the better to explore the terrain with, considering it’s the second largest ski area in British Columbia, with bucketloads of adventures, including ice fishing and fondue trips.
Find out more about Sun Peaks here.
The best for… families.
SilverStar is built to impress with a village straight out of a fairytale. From the colourful buildings scattered around town to the family-friendly activities, little ones will be thrilled here – and adults will be just as happy with the accommodation, terrain and facilities on offer.
Find out more about SilverStar here.
The best for… thrill seekers.
Want big mountain vibes? Don’t go past Revelstoke. It offers the most vertical in North America, and receives up to 12 meters of snow annually to really amp up the offering. It’s also the only resort in North America that offers lift, cat and heli skiing from the village base, so you can get your thrills all in the one place.
Find out more about Revelstoke here.
The best for… seeing the true British Columbia.
Few skiers and snowboarders make it to Kicking Horse, although it’s well worth the trip if you want to see somewhere authentic and incredible. Advanced and experts will be truly in their element here, with some of the steepest double black diamond chutes in the province to be found.
Find out more about Kicking Horse here.
The best for… getting serious bragging rights.
Red Mountain has charm about it that’s tough to find in many other ski resorts. This hidden gem is tucked away into the West Kootenays and is known for some of the best tree skiing in British Columbia. Expect friendly locals and absolutely no lift lines.
Find out more about Red here.
The best for… the powder.
Expect 11 metres of snowfall every season in Fernie, thanks to its prime positioning in the Rockies. Expect big mountain views with a friendly local vibe, as you discover over 2500 acres of terrain. Don’t miss the historic Main Street, which is still full of quirk as a throwback to old mining times.
Find out more about Fernie here.
The best for… being a best-kept secret.
There’s a reason families are flocking to Panorama, but trying not to mention it to too many other people. With an incredible variety of beginners and intermediate runs, a variety of ski-in, ski-out accommodation and magical scenery, it’s the kind of resort that has to be seen to be believed – but once you’re hooked, you’ll want to go back again and again.
Find out more about Panorama here.
The best for… discovering what it means to disconnect.
Whitewater is where you go to get off the grid, with some of the best skiing to be found. There’s no Wi-Fi and no reception, meaning you can truly unplug as you adventure through wonderful tree terrain. Plus no crowds – just strike up a chat with a local on the chair lifts so they can point you to the best runs.
Find out more about Whitewater here.