Shred big mountain terrain that’s inbounds
From Horstman Hut at the top of Blackcomb Mountain, it’s more than 1,500 metres (4,900 feet) of dizzying vertical through bumped-up glades and over screaming cruisers to Whistler Village. It’s no secret that this 8,100-acre behemoth resort is famous for its big mountain skiing, with 16 alpine bowls, and steep, grueling couloirs that challenge skiers to not catch an edge.
But thanks to BC’s wild geography—a whopping 10 mountain ranges cut through the province, from the Rockies in the east to the Coast Mountains in the west—you’ll encounter ungroomed terrain with natural elements like drops, chutes, and crazy deep powder that’s inbounds and avalanche controlled, at resorts north of the 49th parallel. Many are located within a few hours’ drive of the U.S.-Canada border, and it’s possible to hit two or three in one trip.