Mountains reign supreme in British Columbia, and in winter, they're blanketed in snow.
The province boasts fantastic skiing and snowboarding at approximately three dozen resorts around the province, and Whistler Blackcomb, consistently named the top ski resort in North America, is the crown jewel. Many national and provincial parks are great places to backcountry ski.
For some of the world's best powder and second-to-none heli-skiing, head to the Bugaboos in the Kootenay Rockies. Both cat-skiing and heli-skiing were pioneered here, and the region is home to some unforgettable snowmobiling terrain. Mackenzie in Northern BC, Wells in the Cariboo, Sicamous in the Thompson Okanagan and Pemberton north of Whistler are also snowmobile hot spots.
BC is home to more than 50 Nordic ski areas, many offering lit trails for night skiing. Other popular winter pursuits in BC include snowshoeing, dogsledding and ice climbing.