Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
The Thompson Okanagan region is renowned for having family-friendly ski resorts with terrain to satisfy every level of skiing and snowboarding ability. Up to 7.5m/25ft of snow can fall on the slopes in a single season.
All four major resorts here (Sun Peaks Resort, Big White Ski Resort, Silver Star Mountain Resort and Apex Mountain Resort) have excellent ski-in ski-out accommodations. Ski Canada magazine recognized their convenience by including some of them as the “Best Choice for Lazybones who like to Ski Straight from their Doors” (2008).
Uncrowded and economical downhill skiing and snowboarding areas can also be found in the Thompson Okanagan. Try Harper Mountain (Kamloops) and Clearwater Ski Hill (Clearwater).
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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 and dry, champagne powder.
Other popular activities include skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and tubing. With its mild temperatures, large variety of terrain and 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 a mountain community is just a 4 and a half hour drive or quick flight from Vancouver.
As Canada's second largest ski area with 1,728 ha (4,270 ac) of skiable terrain, there's diversity for the beginner to the expert across 3 mountains, including 2 alpine bowls and 16 designated glade areas. You'll enjoy dog sled and snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours and rentals, an outdoor skating rink, tube park, horse drawn sleigh rides, and more!
The ski terrain encompasses the beautiful alpine village in a unique 360 degree layout for easy access to your accommodation 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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Apex Mountain Resort, British Columbia
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.
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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 18 m (60 ft) ice climbing tower where you can challenge yourself to reach the top. Shuttle service is available from airport.
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At Noble Adventures, we thrive in the snow, explore in the spring, live for the summer and can't wait for the fall! British Columbia is a 4-season paradise and we are your guide, 12 months a year. We place a strong emphasis on an authentic experiences by partnering with local people and businesses in the communities we work. The company is carbon neutral and promotes balance in all aspects of our business: work, life and the environment. Best of all, we have fun making it happen.
So the next time you're in our area, join Noble Adventures on a wine tour or a hike, paddle board, snowshoe or ski vacation. You will be glad you did!
There was snowshoeing, there was skiing, and there was snowboarding:
Now there is SNOW-LIMOING. Snow Limo Tours brings the joy of winter sport to everyone! We open mountainous snow terrain adventures to everyone without any skills required or despite disability.
The best and only way for non-skiers or snowboarders to glide along snow-covered mountain trails, to enjoy breathtaking panorama views, to actually join your group, friends or family on the mountain, on the slopes. Your personal Snow Limo Tours Chauffeur will take you for a comfortable snowy mountain trail excursion and show you all the sights that you have not been able to see up to now.
Skiing down - feeling high! - Take a seat and enjoy! Leisurely, eco-friendly and comfortable. Safe and approved.
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Mica Creek, British Columbia
With 20+ years experience, we are located on the western slopes of the Rockies, just above treeline, in stunningly spectacular wilderness ~ untracked powder snow, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, alpine lakes, meadows, wildflowers & breathtaking vistas.
Opened in 2014, Mallard Mountain Lodge honoured by Outside Magazine as the "Best New Lodge Runner Up" worldwide.
Our ultra remote location is accessible only via a spectacular 30 minute helicopter ride from Valemount and allows for only a guest capacity of 7, unique in the backcountry lodge industry. Bookings accepted from singles to a full "private" lodge.
All-inclusive 7 night packages; winter - ski/snowboard touring; summer - hiking/llama hiking or customized packages available.
Future: optional snowmobile assistance, snowcat skiing/boarding & additional lodges (including "hut-to-hut").
CMH Heli-Skiing is one of the world's most comprehensive & spectacular wilderness skiing experiences. Our 11 distinct ski areas in the remote mountains of British Columbia cover 15,765 sq km, more than 1/3 the area of Switzerland. In addition to our traditional heli-ski weeks (7 day trips), we offer several 3, 4 & 5 day Heli-Skiing, Heli-Boarding trips at a variety of lodges throughout the season, including the Bugaboo Mountains, Cariboo Range, Badshot Range of the Selkirks, the Monashees & many more. See our website for trip inclusions, photos of our amazing lodges & all other details.
Cherryville, British Columbia
Kingfisher Heliskiing is renowned for dry, deep powder snow and world-class tree skiing. We want to share with you our passion and love for skiing and snowboarding in British Columbia's big mountains AND provide exceptional customer service and safety.
Our heli-ski tenure in the Central Monashee Mountain Range has huge slopes of naturally well-spaced trees and majestic alpine. We have some of the most accessible pristine powder snow in Canada and offer multi-day heli-ski packages and day heli-skiing for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Heli-skiing has never been this easy!
Come see for yourself why this is the perfect playground for the ultimate heli-skiing experience and discover Kingfisher Heliskiing!