Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
The Thompson Okanagan is one of BC's major cross-country skiing destinations, thanks to a long skiing season, fantastic conditions and plethora of Nordic areas and trips.
Hundreds of kilometres/miles of trails wind through snow-laden forests and past frozen lakes, and are complemented by dry champagne powder, bluebird skies and cool temperatures.
Ski world-class trails at Sovereign Lake and Silver Star Resort – many Nordic national teams trained here prior to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games – or visit a downhill ski resort for well-groomed Nordic trails, accommodations and equipment rentals. Prefer remote settings? Ski in Wells Gray Provincial Park, where old-growth forests and wildlife are the only company.
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5315 Big White Rd
Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia
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.
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123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia
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.
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1280 Alpine Rd
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
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.
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