British Columbia, Canada

» Big White

In between the high grounds of the Monashee Mountains and the Okanagan Valley is the respite of the Big White Mountain, the highest summit in the Okanagan Highland. This proud mountain boasts the Big White Ski Resort, the second biggest resort in British Columbia. This resort has the award-winning dry powder snow that was recognized by the Ski Canada Magazine last 2008 as “Best Powder”.

Blessed with a warm sunny weather, the area averages to a temperature of 23º F. The sky generously scatters the ambient slopes of the Big White with an annual 24.5 feet of snowfall, creating 2,565 acres of skiable terrain in which 38 acres designated for night skiing. It opens all the possibilities to an exciting snow skiing adventure as the resort peaks at 7,608 feet with a vertical drop of 2,549 feet.

» Fernie

Perfectly nestled at the Canadian Rocky Mountains’ Lizard Range, Fernie Alpine Resort is a known ski resort that has been receiving high annual snowfall of 28.71 feet, the highest so far in any of the resorts in the Rockies. The resort offers 112 different trails being serviced by 10 lifts in its 2,500 skiable acres. Both the locals and guest skiers enjoy taking the challenge of the resort’s steep and deep 2,812 feet vertical drop. This skier/boarder haven is all about powder snow, massive rock picturesque backdrop, comfortable accommodations, and the perfectly knitted winter activities for all ages and skill levels.

» Kicking Horse

Known to have the fourth highest North American vertical drop of 4,133 feet of champagne powder, the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a ski destination that is frequented by snowboarders, telemarkers, and skiers from the different parts of the globe. Located 14 kilometers past the borders of Golden British Columbia, guests can marvel at Kicking Horse Resort’s 2,750 skiable acres of lift-served terrains. More than half of the total area of the resort consists the three large bowls namely the Crystal Bowl, Fuez Bowl, and Bowl Over. Skiers can also try the 10 kilometers long run named as It’s a 10. Annual snowfall of the mountain is about 700 cm at the summit and 254 at the base area.

» Red Mountain

Nestled on the mountains of Rossland, Red Mountain Resort was a known mining town of British Columbia. It is also considered as one of North America’s oldest ski hills famous for its light and powdery snow with an annual average snow of 300 inches. The place is often flocked by the locals as well as foreign guests who cannot help but marvel on the beauty of resort’s two main summits namely the Granite Mountain and Red Mountain. There are 4 lifts, a t-bar, and a “magic carpet” that gives access to the resort’s 1,585 skiable acres with 85 named runs that offers various challenges to skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.

» Revelstoke

Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts North America's greatest vertical at 1,713 meters (5,620 ft). Skiing and ski jumping are some of the popular sport activities in Revelstoke. It has gained the title of becoming an international center for ski jumping which made it a suitable place for conducting tournaments.

Revelstoke offers skiers and snowboarders private and group lessons for of all ability levels which includes: beginner, intermediate and expert. Arrange an adventurous winter vacation by enjoying other snow activities including fall line skiing, cat skiing, heli skiing, backcountry skiing, paragliding, dogsledding and snowmobile tours.

» Silver Star

The fairytale village at Silver Star Mountain Resort can easily be loved by just about anyone. Being inspired by a typical British Columbian mining town era with Victorian architecture, this destination is simply a true winter wonderland. The boarded sidewalks and colored store fronts provide a dazzling ambiance that radiates a fun and enthusiastic environment ideal for the entire family. Guests can participate in activities such as the usual skiing and snowboarding, skating, mountain tours and sleigh rides. Silver Star Mountain Resort offers top-notch lifts that service skiers and snowboarders to their trails and around the area. Visitors can also drop by the FireLight Discovery Sales Centre after skiing for a yoga lesson.

» Sun Peaks

This alpine ski resort is located 50 kilometers northeast of Kamloops, BC in Canada. Known as the Tod Mountain prior to July of 1993, the resort offers 3,678 acres of skiable terrains which is the 2nd largest in British Columbia and 3rd in the Canadian State. Considered as one of the state’s popular vacation destination, Sun Peaks Resort receives an annual snow average of 5.6 meters and 2,000 hours of sunshine. There are 40 km of trails for the cross country tours, 121 runs with 12 gladed areas, and the 12 resort lifts that serves three mountains namely: Sundance Mountain, Tod Mountain, and Mt. Morrisey.

» Whistler / Blackcomb

Experience the most memorable winter vacation in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, located 72 miles from Vancouver, Canada. A two-hour drive on the most romantic road in the world-the “Sea to Sky Highway” will take you to one of North America’s perfect mountain destination. Carve your path in more than 200 trails in 8,171 acres of combined terrain with a total of 38 lifts, Whistler's most modern and quick links moving skiers and riders across the valley to the perfect snow and weather in each Alpine area. Two mountains joined by a tourist-friendly pedestrian village, one vertical mile with three amazing glaciers and twelve alpine bowls. And if everything is not enough, ride up the Peak 2 Peak Gondola and rev up your journey effortlessly into greater heights over 2 marvelous peaks in just 11 minutes. Whistler and Blackcomb, two incredible peaks that will lead you to infinite possibilities of skiing and snowboarding! Get more of Whistler, the official host to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

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