British Columbia

British Columbia

About British Columbia

Welcome to British Columbia, the ultimate ski paradise nestled in the heart of Canada's majestic wilderness. Known for its pristine powder, breathtaking landscapes, and world-class resorts, British Columbia offers an unparalleled winter wonderland experience. Embark on a journey along the famed Powder Highway, where adventure awaits at every turn. This iconic route winds through a snow-covered landscape, leading skiers and snowboarders to some of the most coveted ski resorts in the region.

At the heart of British Columbia's ski scene lies the iconic resorts of Whistler Blackcomb, consistently ranked among the top ski destinations worldwide. With over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, endless runs, and an unparalleled après-ski scene, Whistler Blackcomb offers an unforgettable alpine experience. Venture further along the Powder Highway and discover the gems of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, renowned for its legendary vertical descent and thrilling backcountry terrain. Meanwhile, the picturesque slopes of Sun Peaks Resort beckon with their family-friendly atmosphere and diverse terrain suitable for all skill levels.

Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping slopes, serene backcountry adventures, or family-friendly fun, British Columbia has it all. From the legendary peaks of Whistler Blackcomb to the treasures along the Powder Highway, Skimax invites you to experience the magic of skiing in Canada's breathtaking wilderness. Get ready to carve through fresh powder, soak in stunning mountain vistas, and create memories to last a lifetime in British Columbia, the ultimate ski destination.

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Resorts in British Columbia

Looking for legendary powder, uncrowded trails and a real mountain town? Look no further, Fernie ticks all the boxes! This resort delivers over 2,500 acres of skiable terrain, including 5 alpine bowls, steep tree skiing and an exceptional beginner’s area. Fernie Resort offers a wide range of ski-in/ski-out lodging and if you feel like giving your legs a rest for the day why not check out the historical mining town of Fernie – only minutes away from the resort. The nightlife is pumping in the town of Fernie making for many a great night out!
This resort has dry champagne powder – and plenty of it! Kicking Horse is a thrill seekers nirvana with a 1260m vertical drop and uncrowded powder turns. It caters to beginners with gentle green runs but will test even the most seasoned skiers and boarders with more double black diamond runs than any other grade. Kicking Horse has an authentic village vibe and boasts Canada’s highest elevated dining experience at the top of Eagle’s Eye Express Gondola. What’s not to love about this unique ski resort?
Kimberley Alpine Resort proudly boasts the best combination of sun and light Purcell powder of any other resort in Canada! With over 1,800 acres of uncrowded terrain, 80 named runs and glades, and a variety of TRUE ski-in/ski-out accommodations, there's plenty to discover at Kimberley Alpine Resort. Located in the Purcell Range of the Canadian Rockies, Kimberley offers stunning scenery and a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere that lets you make the most of your winter getaway. On North Star Mountain, your skiing experience includes a newly enhanced beginner's area, enjoyable long intermediate trails, and exciting glades and steep terrain for the advanced skier and rider. Other incredible include cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and snow shoeing - just a few of all the exciting winter activities that Kimberley has to offer.

About Panorama

It’s not called Panorama for nothing! This resort offers stunning panoramic mountain views and provides some of Canada’s longest fall-line cruisers and backcountry style skiing. Panorama is known for its immense mountain and consistent snow, but it’s the smaller-by-design village that really sets the resort apart.

Panorama offers great value for money and is well set up to suit all types, whether you’re a family, beginner or expert. All accommodation options are just a short stroll, or Gondola ride, from the steaming waters of the Panorama Springs pools, Canada’s biggest mountainside hot tubs and pools.

If you’re looking to explore nearby resorts we’d suggest taking a day trip to Kicking Horse. Shuttles depart daily at 7.30am and return in the evening.

Red Mountain is one of the best kept secrets in Canada. This unspoiled resort is located on Canada’s famous Powder Highway and delivers 2,877 acres of skiable terrain. The mountain is best suited to intermediate and advanced skiers/snowboarders - if you’re looking for a unique and challenging ski holiday then this is it! Red boasts an annual snowfall of 7.5m, in-bounds cat-skiing, non-existent lift lines and the friendliest locals around, Red really is a ski resort like no other.
Revelstoke is Canada’s newest ski resort with the most vertical in North America – a whopping 1,713 metres! For decades people have flocked to Revelstoke of the heli-skiing and cat-skiing available, attracted by its perfect powder. It wasn’t until 2007 that Revelstoke Mountain Resort was born and the slopes became available to all. Renowned for powder snow and incredible terrain, Revelstoke Mountain Resort features 3,121 acres of varying terrain with incredible fall-line runs, wide-open bowls and flowing groomed trails. With only 7% beginner terrain, cat skiing and heli-skiing Revelstoke is a mecca for intermediate and advanced riders. The village offers ski-in/ski-out accommodation and direct access to heli skiing with Selkirk Tangiers. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get Revelstoked and experience a challenging new ski adventure!

About Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks, the second-largest ski area in Canada, basks in abundant sunshine between regular dry snowfalls. Nestled within a charming, ski-in/ski-out village, it boasts three mountain peaks with a diverse terrain range, including two alpine bowls, gentle green and blue runs, challenging steeps, and gladed stashes laden with powder.

This resort truly offers something for everyone, renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere. Sun Peaks hosts a variety of activities catering to the young (or young at heart), such as dogsledding, tubing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and sleigh rides, among others.

Sun Peaks Resort has announced a notable addition for the 2024-25 winter season: the West Bowl Express, a brand-new, high-speed detachable quad chairlift opening in the alpine.

As its name suggests, the West Bowl Express will be situated in the West Bowl area of Mt. Tod. This new quad chairlift aims to enhance access to this beloved area of the resort, renowned for its quality snow and scenic vistas.

Be part of the magic with one of Canada’s best kept ski secrets. Champagne powder and varied terrain attracts every kind of skier and snowboarder to BC’s third largest ski area. SilverStar has four distinct mountain faces and 132 marked runs; the progressive terrain is perfect for learning, with lots of steep and deep terrain on the back side of the mountain which offers an uncrowded paradise of over 1,900 acres of black and double black diamond runs. SilverStar village is renowned for its colourful buildings and ski-through main street. At night the trees and buildings are adorned with lights making it feel magical all season long.

About Vancouver

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. Framed by the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains it’s a popular destination for outdoor adventurers and urban explorers alike. Due to its stunning scenery and melting pot of cultures, Vancouver is a popular filming location with a thriving art, theatre and music scenes. This city is ideal for urban exploration from the independent boutiques of Main St or the coffee shops of Commercial Dr, the redbrick bars of Gastown, the markets & brewery on Granville Island or the heritage-house beachfronts of Kitsilano, there are endless nooks and crannies to discover.

Vancouver’s meandering Oceanside pathways are the perfect way to explore the city. Close to 30 kilometres of uninterrupted waterfront path allow you to make your way around the many parks, beaches and favourite neighbourhoods of Vancouver. A highlight is the path along the seawall around Stanley Park where you can gaze out at the mountains and the ocean while wild otters frolick along the shore.

If flora and fauna are your thing, you can’t go to Stanley Park without visiting the Vancouver Aquarium which is not only the largest in Canada but also widely respected for its marine conservation research and animal rehabilitation.

Exploring a city as diverse as this is hungry work so it’s a good thing Vancouver is often referred to as Canada’s dine-out capital. Abandon your diet and dive right into North America's best Asian cuisine, or unleash your appetite on a rich smorgasbord of fresh-caught local seafood. And we haven't even started on Vancouver’s thriving craft-beer scene, pouring the nation’s finest IPAs, sours and more.

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of this beautiful part of the world by visiting Vancouver Art Gallery, known for its works by regional artists, and the Museum of Anthropology which houses preeminent First Nations collections.

About Whistler

With incredible scenery, endless powder-filled bowls, and an impressive ski area to suit all ability levels, Whistler truly has it all. Not to mention the legendary après-ski and one of the longest ski seasons. Whistler Blackcomb boasts over 8,000 skiable acres, and with the introduction of the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola, you no longer have to choose just one mountain; you can explore both in one day! The short 11-minute ride offers breathtaking views, making the PEAK 2 PEAK a must-do. Plus, you’ll be able to claim you've been on the highest chairlift in the world.

Nestled at the base of the mountain is the pedestrian-only village, which is vibrant with colorful shops, cozy restaurants, and plenty of après-ski fun. The village boasts over 90 restaurants and more than 200 shops, providing a lively atmosphere for all visitors.

Other activities in Whistler include snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowshoeing, dog sledding, zip-lining, and heli-skiing/boarding. There's plenty more to discover; just ask any of our team for recommendations!

Whistler is located just a two-hour drive from Vancouver via the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. Spend a couple of days in Canada’s ‘most livable city’ to round off the perfect Whistler trip.