Ski resorts in British Columbia

British Columbia

The ski resorts in British Columbia are famous for having reliable powder snow. In fact the resort of Fernie gets such an abundance of snow that it boasts about having no artificial snowmaking facilities.Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Rockies, British Columbia skiing holidays are part of Canada's most diverse province, an unspoilt wilderness that can be explored from all of the ski resorts in British Columbia.

Away from the slopes, ski holidays in British Columbia offer the chance to try other activities, such as hiking, fishing and snowmobiling. If you are feeling adventurous, heli-skiing is very popular. When you want to wind down, the bars and restaurants are excellent, with everything from family orientated restaurants to sushi bars and nightclubs.

Visiting British Columbia

British Columbia ski resorts have something for everyone. Beginners, including children, have access to excellent ski schools and gentle slopes. Other resorts, like Whistler, are famous for having challenging terrain.

There are ski and snowboard resorts in all six tourism regions. Some British Columbia ski resorts, such as Whistler and Sun Peaks, are well known. But it's also worth checking out some of the smaller resorts, particularly if you want a more laidback holiday. Ski safaris that take in several resorts are also very popular.

The accommodation and service is top quality, whether you choose to stay in a hotel or self-catering apartment. British Columbia is also famous for its backcountry lodges, which range from fairly basic to very luxurious with all mod cons.

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunEasyIntermediateAdvancedExpert/ExtremeSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Big White1542 m2319 m777 m7.0 km2164267Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Fernie1068 m1925 m857 m5.0 km4357357Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Grouse Mountain274 m1250 m976 m1.0 km31562Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCA Vancouver (1h 8m)
Kicking Horse1190 m2450 m1260 m10.0 km26265819Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCA Calgary (3h 56m)
Kimberley 1230 m1982 m752 m6.0 km142826Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Mount Washington1110 m1590 m480 m2.0 km1323236Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCA Vancouver (5h 9m)
Panorama1155 m2380 m1225 m5.0 km2466030Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Red Mountain1185 m2072 m887 m7.0 km14351920Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Revelstoke782 m2225 m1443 m15.0 km424260Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Silver Star1155 m1915 m760 m8.0 km17464012Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Sun Peaks1255 m2152 m897 m8.0 km1272040Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Whistler Blackcomb675 m2284 m1609 m11.0 km301103030Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingCA Vancouver (2h 19m)

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