Mountains reign supreme in British Columbia, and in the winter, they're coated in snow.
British Columbia has terrific skiing and snowboarding resorts throughout the province as well as backcountry skiing opportunities in national and provincial parks.
Whistler Blackcomb is one of the top-rated ski resorts in North America and was the host mountain resort of the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. For some of the world's best powder and heli-skiing, head to the Bugaboos in the Kootenay Rockies region.
Both cat-skiing and heli-skiing were pioneered in the Kootenay Rockies region, which is also home to some of the best snowmobiling terrain in the world. Mackenzie in the Northern British Columbia region and Sicamous in the Thompson Okanagan region are also snowmobile hot spots.
Incredible cross-country skiing terrain is found throughout BC, which has more than 50 designated nordic ski areas. Another two growing winter sports in BC, pursued both leisurely and competitively, are dogsledding and snowshoeing.