Want to ski North America’s biggest resort, highest vertical or longest ski run? Or perhaps world-class après is more your style?
The British Columbia region in Canada is where all skiers’ dreams are made. Just imagine, 13 resorts, 1,453 ski runs and over 15,000 skiable acres all within a short ride/flight of each other…that’s our kind of heaven!
And what makes it just so good? Think of the sheer variety of terrain at Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s largest resort which also happens to offer some of the best après on the planet! Or the Okanagan region in B.C’s interior which is blessed with its famous light dry powder and welcoming family focussed resorts such as Sun Peaks, SilverStar and Big White.
Or perhaps the POWDER HIGHWAY® in British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies is your nirvana – an iconic route which comprises 8 resorts (including Revelstoke, Panorama, Fernie & Kicking Horse), 26 Heli & Cat-ski operators & 20+ backcountry lodges – it’s where deep snow, funky towns & some of the best stash-laden, adventure-packed ski resorts in North America exist!
Plus, B.C is a great place to maximise your ski dollar. Lift tickets are generally cheaper, and the favourable exchange rate gives you more bang for your ski buck. Furthermore, the Epic and IKON passes are now a true year-round pass including iconic Australian & B.C resorts. Experience Whistler, Fernie, Kicking Horse and Kimberley under the Epic pass and Revelstoke with the IKON pass.
And the best time to go?
If you’re a family, December school holidays are a wonderful time to go and experience a white Christmas with Santa at resorts such as Sun Peaks, SilverStar or Panorama. Or perhaps January school holidays when the snow is bucketing and it’s a little less crowded.
Then February and March are ideal. B.C experiences some of its highest snowfalls in February, deals are plentiful, yet crowds are not. Plus, later in the season, you get the added bonus of more sun laden bluebird deals in which to ski and après!
And best of all? B.C resorts offer some of the best deals around!