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Ski British Columbia

Go skiing in British Columbia to experience epic snowfalls, huge verticals, expansive backcountry and diverse terrain. Spectacular scenery and a mild winter climate provide the backdrop for skiing and snowboarding at winter resorts and family-friendly ski hills.

BC ski resorts offer everything from black-diamond steeps and chutes to wide-open terrain and tree lines. Most resorts have ski-in/ski-out accommodations, rentals and lessons.

BC's 13 major ski resorts

Apex Mountain Resort

Big White Ski Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kimberley Alpine Resort

Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Panorama Mountain Resort


Red Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Silver Star Mountain Resort

Sun Peaks Resort

Whistler Blackcomb

Whitewater Ski Resort

Hot tip: Try out some of the lesser-known resorts and beat the crowds!

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, laidback culture and great après-ski.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is known for its steep and complex terrain, deep powder and fourth-longest vertical in North America. Advanced and expert skiers and boarders will have an absolute ball here, but don't be scared off! There are plenty of runs for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, too. The resort is relatively undeveloped, with only four lifts and a small village, yet it offers steep open bowls, dry powder and well gladed trees.

Fun fact: Kicking Horse use to be only accessible by heli!

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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 is one of North America’s Top 10 resorts with the most vertical – this is a big, epic mountain with a wide variety of terrain, ranging from fabulously long cruising runs and a World Cup Downhill to a Discovery Zone designed specifically for beginners. Every Wednesday you can visit Kicking Horse for the day with a shuttle bus and interchangeable lift ticket.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke has long been known by cat skiers and heli-skiers, however in 2007 the resort opened to the public and development continues to transform this previously hidden gem into one the biggest and best resorts in Canada. It boasts North America’s highest lift-serviced vertical and is the only resort worldwide to offer lift, cat, heli- and backcountry skiing from one village base. A great resort to warm up your legs before heli-skiing!

Thinking about going heli-skiing?

CMH Heli-Skiing is the world's leading heli-skiing operator, offering their clients some of the best skiing and boarding in the world for over 40 years. CMH operate 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 even your own helicopter.


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