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Snow ghosts at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
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Skiers on a chairlift (Eric Berger photo)

Skiers on a chairlift (Eric Berger photo)

It’s no wonder British Columbia was the host province for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. You've got to ski it to believe it.

Go skiing in British Columbia to experience epic snowfalls, huge verticals, expansive backcountry and diverse terrain. Spectacular scenery and a mild winter climate provide the backdrop for skiing and snowboarding at winter resorts and family-friendly ski hills.

BC ski resorts offer everything from black-diamond steeps and chutes, to wide-open terrain and tree lines. Most resorts have ski-in/ski-out accommodations, rentals and lessons.

BC's 13 Major Ski Resorts:

Vancouver has three ski areas close to the city. At many resorts, skiing and snowboarding are just the beginning; try heli-skiing and cat-skiing, backcountry skiing and cross-country (Nordic) skiing.

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Apex Mountain Resort - Apex Mountain Resort

Apex Mountain
Apex Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V2A 6J9
Websitehttp://www.apexresort.com
Toll-free877-777-2739
Phone250-292-8222

Apex is a full-service destination resort with quality snow, great weather, incredible terrain & friendly people. Located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, just 30 mins from Penticton, Apex remains one of the hidden gems of BC.

Experience awesome terrain from the smoothest of cruisers to the steepest of chutes & 3 terrain parks. With an average temperature of -4 C, Apex receives about 600 cm of dry "Okanagan" powder each season. We have the widest variety of trails for any skill level and offer a great ski in/ski out village, including restaurants & apres ski bars, all within a snowball's throw each other.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
599 cm 68 Easy33%Easy51%Easy16%
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Big White Ski Resort - Big White Ski Resort

5315 Big White Rd
Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia
V1P 1P3
Websitehttp://www.bigwhite.com
Toll-free800-663-2772
Phone250-765-3101

The second largest ski resort in BC with ski-in/ski-out accommodation for over 17,000 guests, 16 lifts & 118 trails for all abilities. Big White is all about the snow & is renowned for its abundance of light, dry Okanagan champagne powder, mild temperatures & world-famous snow ghosts. The resort's family friendly atmosphere, large variety of terrain & award-winning terrain park makes it the perfect destination to come & spend real quality time together. Activities include skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing/tobogganing & visiting the spa.

New in 2011 is the 60 ft ice climbing tower where you can challenge yourself to reach the top. Shuttle service is available from airport.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
747 cm 118 Easy28%Easy54%Easy18%
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Fernie Alpine Resort - Fernie

5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M6
Websitehttp://www.skifernie.com
Toll-free866-633-7643
Phone250-423-4655

Fernie Alpine Resort is regularly ranked one of the top ski resorts in North America. This season, Fernie takes Skiing to the Peak with the new Polar Peak Chairlift, adding more ski runs & more vertical! With up to 11.28 m (37 ft) of snow, over 1,006 ski-able ha (2,504 ac), ski-in/ski-out accommodations & a legendary ski town atmosphere, we offer gentle terrain for families & beginners, a wide variety of intermediate runs, glades, steeps & chutes for advanced & expert skiers. With restaurants, the Legendary Griz Bar, daycare, rentals, retail, ski school, cafes & more on-site. Fernie is your next ultimate ski & snowboard destination.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1128 cm 142 Easy30%Easy40%Easy30%
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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

1500 Kicking Horse Trail
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Websitehttp://www.KickingHorseResort.com
Toll-free866-SKI-KICK
Phone250-439-5425

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located 2.5 hours west of Calgary (YYC) in Golden, BC. Surrounded by 6 National Parks, with an average annual snowfall of 800 cm, Kicking Horse is the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada. Our terrain boasts 1,260 m (4,133 ft) of vertical spread over 1,133 ha (2,800 ac), with 4 alpine bowls, 127 runs, & 85 inbound chutes. You can also enjoy luxury mountain-top dining at Eagle's Eye Restaurant, as well as a wide variety of other activities accessible from your ski-in/ski-out accommodation including: snowshoeing, heli-skiing, tubing, skating & more. It's a mountain full of adventure!

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
800 cm 127 Easy55%Easy25%Easy20%
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Kimberley Alpine Resort - Kimberley

301 Northstar Blvd
Kimberley, British Columbia
V1A 2Y5
Websitehttp://www.skikimberley.com
Toll-free800-258-7669
Phone250-427-4881

Welcome to Kimberley Alpine Resort. Our resort proudly boasts some of the best combination of sun & light Purcell powder of any other resort in Canada. With over 727 ha (1,800 ac) of terrain, 80 named runs & glades, & a variety of true ski-in/ski-out accommodations, there's plenty to discover at Kimberley Alpine Resort.

Located in the Purcell Range of the Canadian Rockies, Kimberley offers stunning scenery & a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere that lets you make the most of your winter getaway. Other incredible activities include cross-country skiing, dog sledding & snowshoeing.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
465 cm 80 Easy38%Easy42%Easy20%
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Mount Washington Alpine Resort - Mount Washington Alpine Resort

1 Strathcona Pkwy
Mount Washington Alpine Resort, British Columbia
V9J 1L0
Websitehttp://www.mountwashington.ca
Toll-free888-833-1515
Phone250-338-1386

Mount Washington is home to one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America, with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop on one side & scenic Strathcona Park bordering the other.

In winter, Mount Washington receives a legendary 10.5 m of annual snowfall. The resort is acknowledged as the home of Canada's deepest pile, however, it's not all about the snow! In summer, the mountain and surrounding resort community transforms itself into a major destination for mountain bikers, hikers and summer alpine enthusiasts.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1100 cm 81 Easy45%Easy35%Easy20%
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Panorama Mountain Village - Panorama Mountain Village

Panorama Mountain
Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia
V0A 1T0
Websitehttp://www.panoramaresort.com
Toll-free800-663-2929
Phone250-342-6941

Known for one of North America's biggest verticals, long cruisers, uncrowded slopes & legendary backcountry-style riding, Panorama Mountain Village in the Canadian Kootenay Rockies has it all: downhill skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, tubing, tobogganing, Snow School programs, heli-skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. In the summer, Panorama Resort offers award-winning golf at the Greywolf Golf Course, ranked top 10 course in Canada by Golf Digest in 2013, cross-country & downhill mountain biking, children's programs & activities and special family events. Lodging guests can enjoy the outdoor slope side pools, saunas, spa treatments, variety of food & beverage outlets & a great range of ski-in/ski-out on-mountain lodging. Getting to Panorama is easy. Minutes from the Kootenay Rockies town of Invermere, Panorama is also close to Calgary & the famous mountain town of Banff.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
480 cm 120 Easy25%Easy55%Easy20%
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Red Mountain Resort - Red Mountain Resort

4300 Red Mountain Rd
Red Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V0G 1Y0
Websitehttp://www.redresort.com
Toll-free800-663-0105
Phone250-362-7384

RED Mountain is the last great, unspoiled resort. Located in Rossland, BC, along the famous Powder Highway, RED delivers 1,680 hectares (4,200 acres) of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. For 2013-14, we've added nearly 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of mostly-intermediate terrain on Grey Mountain, an entirely new peak.

With 300"/7.6 m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomed runs, epic vertical, cat-skiing, 360 degree descents off select peaks, a rich tradition, & the best tree runs in BC, it's no wonder The NY Times voted us their #8 "Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013." RED's other recent accolades include #1 in Powder Magazine's "Ski Town Throwdown" (2012), & "Most Underrated Resort" by Skiing Magazine (2012). Come & enjoy fresh turns that you don't have to fight for.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
762 cm 110 Easy37%Easy47%Easy16%
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Revelstoke Mountain Resort - Revelstoke

Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.revelstokemountainresort.com
Toll-free866-373-4754
Phone250-814-0087

Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts North America's greatest vertical at 1,713 m (5,620 ft).

The resort also offers 1,263 ha (3,121 ac) of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, 13 areas of gladed terrain and phenomenal groomed terrain. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is also the only resort worldwide to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing from one village base.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1219 cm 65 Easy47%Easy46%Easy7%
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Silver Star Mountain Resort - Silver Star Mountain Resort

123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V1B 3M1
Websitehttp://www.skisilverstar.com
Toll-free800-663-4431
Phone250-558-6083

Silver Star Mountain Resort is a family oriented, snowy wonderland located in BC's sunny Okanagan. The resort is set against an enchanting Victorian village & is renowned for its snowboarding, downhill & Nordic skiing & abundance of light, dry champagne powder. Other popular activities include skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and tubing. With its mild temperatures, large variety of terrain & something for everyone, it's no wonder why Silver Star is known as My Mountain. Visit our website for additional activities.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
701 cm 115 Easy45%Easy40%Easy15%
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Sun Peaks Resort - Sun Peaks Resort

1280 Alpine Rd
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
V0E 5N0
Websitehttp://www.sunpeaksresort.com
Toll-free800-807-3257
Phone250-578-5399

Sun Peaks is located in BC's sunny interior, just a 4.25 hr drive or quick flight from Vancouver. As BC's second largest ski area with 1,471 ha (3,678 ac) of skiable terrain, there's diversity for the beginner to the expert across 3 mountains, including 2 alpine bowls and 14 glade areas. For a break off the slopes, guests can enjoy dog sled and snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours and rentals, an outdoor skating rink, tube park, heated swimming pool and more! The beautiful alpine village is encompassed by the terrain in a unique 360 degree layout for easy access throughout the day. Lined with hotels, shops and restaurants, the ski-through, pedestrian village provides perhaps the most memorable aspect of this perfect family holiday.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
559 cm 125 Easy32%Easy58%Easy10%
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Whistler Blackcomb - Whistler

4282 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4
Websitehttp://www.whistlerblackcomb.com
Toll-free866-403-4727
Phone604-904-9300

Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America's premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, over 3,237 hectares (8,000 acres) of terrain, 14 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,090 centimetres (430 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1006 cm 200 Easy25%Easy55%Easy20%
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Whitewater Ski Resort - Whitewater Ski Resort

1 Whitewater Ski Hill Rd
Whitewater Ski Resort, British Columbia
V1L 4K7
Websitehttp://www.skiwhitewater.com
Toll-free800-666-9420
Phone250-354-4944

If you're searching for winter's soul and an authentic vacation destination, there is a place, Whitewater Ski Resort. Located along Canada's famous Powder Highway, Whitewater boasts a dependable dry snowfall that totals over 12 metres a season. Combine that with world-renowned food and the new Glory Ridge chair that nearly doubled the terrain, Whitewater offers the truest skiing experience.

The resort is just a 15 minute drive from Nelson, BC, a city that features over 40 restaurants, an abundance of accommodations, hot springs, cat and heli-skiing, and a winter vibe second to none.

Whitewater is pure, simple and real... DEEP

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1219 cm 81 Easy58%Easy32%Easy10%
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