Ski Resorts in British Columbia

British Columbia in western Canada is home to some of best skiing in the world and it is fair to say that Canada's reputation for endless deep powder snow stems largely from the huge snowfalls enjoyed by the mountains of BC. Taking the brunt of the weather that approaches Canada from the Pacific Ocean before it hits the Canadian Rockies, the ski resorts of BC typically enjoy heavier snowfalls and deeper powder days than most other ski resorts in Canada.

Undoubtedly the most famous ski resort in British Columbia is Whistler Blackcomb which boasts a string of awards from the international ski press, and should probably be on every skier's and snowboarder's bucket list. Hotels in Whistler are plentiful and Whistler Village is a hive of activity with a wide selection of restaurants, shopping, and a vibrant nightlife. However it is some of the lesser known treasures which bolster BC's reputation as a world class ski destination. Take, for instance, the Okanagan Valley; a popular wine region and home to Apex Mountain Resort, Big White, and Silver Star, each of which could be visited in one multi day trip to the area. Further east, in the BC Rockies, you'll find, from south to north, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley, Panorama, and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to name but a few. Add to these the laid back resorts of Red Mountain near Rossland, and Whitewater near Nelson, both known for their legendary deep West Kootenay powder, and you can see why the skiing and snowboarding in BC attracts snow lovers from across the globe.

List of BC Ski Resorts (and where to stay)