British Columbia is famous for its resorts, and there are plenty to add to your list.
British Columbia delivers the kind of scenery that will render you speechless. And as for the snow? Unbelievably good.
There are 13 major resorts in BC offering everything from black-diamond steeps and chutes, to wide-open terrain and tree lines. Most of them offer ski-in, ski-out accommodation, making it easy for your family to access the slopes.
While Whistler, Sun Peaks, Silverstar and Big White are all magnificent for families, here are some others to consider. They are not as well known among the Australian crowd, so they can deliver great value for money, uncrowded slopes and a snow holiday you will never forget.
Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie is the home of legendary powder with up to 11 metres of snow a year and the largest alpine bowl skiing in the Canadian Rockies. This quintessential Canadian resort offers an authentic laid-back culture, great après-ski and plenty for kids. skifernie.com
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is known for its steep terrain, deep powder and for Boo the Grizzly Bear. Don’t worry – in winter he is tucked up nicely in his den, inside his own sanctuary. While advanced skiers will be in their element, there is plenty for intermediates to enjoy, and the intimate village really has a fun feel to it. kickinghorseresort.com
Panorama Mountain Resort
Panorama has flown under the radar for years, however, this intimate ski-in, ski-out resort offers some incredible riding and is very family-friendly. Panorama has a wide variety of terrain, from fabulously long cruising runs and a World Cup downhill to a Discovery Zone designed specifically for beginners. panoramaresort.com
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke is the only resort in the world to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing from one village base. This resort is growing in popularity, with incredible skiing and snowboarding on a range of terrain with the majority for intermediates and advanced, but there are two beginners’ areas as well. Kids learn quick here and will be zooming past you at a rate of knots in no time. revelstokemountainresort.com
Heli-skiing with CMH
CMH Heli-skiing is the world’s leading heli-skiing operator, offering some of the best skiing and boarding in the world for over 40 years. CMH operates 12 lodges in 11 areas across British Columbia, each offering a unique combination of terrain, tree cover and snowfall. Choose from regular groups, small groups or your own helicopter. cmhheli.com
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