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BC Skiing for Foodies


In Whistler, Revelstoke, and Nelson (home to Whitewater Ski Resort), the food and drink scenes are as integral to the experience as the exciting terrain and powder skiing. Think deep wine lists and fine dining, coffee roasters and distillers, decadent bakeries, savory gastropubs, brew tours, fall-off-the-bone barbecue, modern Vietnamese, Korean, ramen, pho, super sushi for days, great tacos, and wicked cocktails everywhere. Ski, eat, drink, sleep, and repeat!

Go Deeper: Combine Whistler, Revelstoke, and Whitewater on One Big Foodie Ski Tour

  • Arrival Airport: Vancouver International (YVR). Make advance arrangements to drive your rental car one-way to Canadian Rockies International (YXC) in Cranbrook.
  • First Stop: Whistler
  • Second Stop: Revelstoke
  • Third Stop: Nelson and Whitewater
  • Depart: Canadian Rockies International (YXC)


Whistler Blackcomb is considered one of North America’s premier mountain resorts—for good reason. A short, scenic 125-kilometre (78-mile) drive from Vancouver, this resort offers exceptional hospitality, a diverse cultural scene, and dramatic scenery. Two mountains, connected by the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, offer more than 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls, and three glaciers. Epic skiing, combined with a glamorous après scene and endless off-mountain activities, make this an unforgettable ski vacation.

Photo: Blake Jorgenson


While the town of Revelstoke boasts more than a century of ski history, Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) is practically brand new. Canada’s newest ski resort claims the longest lift-served vertical in North America at 1,712 metres (5,620 feet). With 75 named runs—43 per cent classified as intermediate and another 45 per cent designated as advanced—strong skiers will find themselves at home on 1,263 hectares (3,121 acres) of terrain.

Photo: Ryan Creary


It’s all about snow at Whitewater. This Kootenay mountain hideaway—set along the Powder Highway near the city of Nelson—has some of the deepest, driest powder around. More than 12 metres (40 feet) of snow falls on average over 623 vertical metres (2,044 vertical feet). Uncrowded slopes, family-friendly groomers, remarkable steeps, top-of-the-line tree-skiing, and endless backcountry are all found at this resort, which maintains a local ski-hill vibe.

Photo: Kari Medig


Boasting more acres than California, Washington State, and Oregon combined—with most of it mountainous—BC is better than your average ski destination. But we don’t like to brag. Come and ski for yourself, and discover our adventurous spirit and big-mountain talents.

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