British Columbia Skiing is a guide to ski and snowboard areas in British Columbia.

Ski Areas in British Columbia


Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and the surrounding area is an irresistible winter destination, a place to turn the winter blues in to the winter yahoos! Fairmont Hot Springs is the Powder Highway Base Camp. The family-friendly runs of the Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Area are ideal for beginners and for seasoned down-hillers eager to fine-tune their skills. Four world-class winter resorts — Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Panorama Mountain Village, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and Fernie Alpine Resort…

Murray Ridge Ski Area

The Fort St. James Ski Club operates the Murray Ridge Ski Area. The Fort St. James Ski Club is a registered society. This Club has an Annual General Meeting once every year to elect Directors to run the Murray Ridge Ski Area. All Directors are volunteer citizens interested in the promotion of the ski industry at Murray Ridge Ski Area. The Ski Area has been operational since the 1976-77 ski season. The first year of operation the Club used two rope-handle tow systems that took skiers as…

Summit Lake Ski Area

Featuring spectacular terrain, Summit Lake is a spectacular for a skiing and snowboarding. With it's many features, Summit Lake is as fantastic as any resort in the BC Rockies. Summit Lake Ski Hill boasts 500 vertical feet serviced by a t-bar. There are 10 runs ranging from beginner to expert levels. In addition to the fantastic downhill conditions, Summit Lake also offers spectacular cross country trails both groomed and ungroomed. Summit Lake Ski Area is located 16 km from Nakusp,…

Mt. Cain Resort

Situated on the north end of Vancouver Island, Mt Cain offers a unique experience for skiers, snowboarders and backcountry explorers. Only a short drive (roughly two hours) from the north end of the island or Courtenay and Campbell River area, Mt Cain is ideal for families and snow enthusiasts of all skill levels. Whether you like steeps or cruisers, Mt Cain's wide variety of runs are designed to offer something for everyone. The mountain's runs cover 1,500 vertical feet and have an…

Harper Mountain

The ideal mountain for family skiing located in Kamloops, British Columbia. Harper Mountain offers affordable day rates and season passes, as well as night skiing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Weekday specials are available during part of the season. The area offers rental equipment for downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboards. Rental rates are available for the season, multi-day and groups.

Purden Ski Village

Purden is central British Columbia's largest ski mountain. For more than 30 years, Purden has been supplying an exciting and robust ski adventure. With 25 named runs, the longest (Lakeview) has over two miles of fabulous terrain! Purden Ski Village is located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada and provides some of the best skiing and snowboarding in central British Columbia. Over 1,200 vertical feet of skiing on dry powder snow, treed runs and uncrowded slopes make Purden Ski…

Manning Park Resort

Manning Park Resort is located in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. The resort's winter season is from early December to early April. Skiers and snowboarders have 27 trails with four lifts providing access to them. Nordic skiers have 30 km of groomed trails and 190 km of wilderness to explore. Other winter activities include telemark and back country skiing, snowshoeing and outdoor skating. Ski and snowboard lessons are available for all ability levels and the Kinderski program provides…

Grouse Mountain - The Peak of Vancouver

Visitors have been flocking to Grouse Mountain since our first official season in 1926 to enjoy the best in snow sports. With 26 ski and snowboard runs, 14 night runs, 4 chairlifts, 2 terrain parks plus the Cut Jump Line, 8 km of snowshoe trails and the North Shore's most extensive snowmaking system, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver's playground.

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort

Located between Prince Rupert and Prince George, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is in the heart of BC. This central location provides tons of white stuff and allows for a long season for skiers and boarders. At the convergence of several mountain ranges, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is a well varied mountain that offers challenging terrain that ranges from extreme to sublime. With over 30 trails to keep a rider occupied, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort can give a rider all he needs and more.

Powder King Mountain Resort

Nestled in the pristine wilderness of the Canadian Rockies, Powder King offers the best of the great outdoors, from virgin snow and breath taking drops, to the gentle groomed slopes of beginner runs. Every year Powder King hosts several prestigious events, including the Inter-Provincial Freestyles. Teams from Whistler, Northern Alberta, Central Alberta, and the Canadian Freestyle all choose Powder King as their mountain of preference to train their athletes. A million miles from…

My Recreational Mountain Cooperative

Home to 1,600 vertical feet of powder, Shames Mountain is located 35 km (22 Mi.) west of Terrace in the spectacular Shames Valley amidst the majestic Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia. Established in 1990-91, Shames Mountain’s terrain leasehold is 7,800 acres, of which only 225 are patrolled; backcountry options are truly endless. Backcountry travel opens up a whole new world of adventure. There’s nothing like exploring seemingly endless terrain filled with an abundance of virgin…

Phoenix Mountain

Phoenix Mountain is located 30 km west of Grand Forks. The Phoenix Interpretive Forest is a community hill run by the Phoenix Alpine Ski Society. The hill has a vertical of 800 ft. and its nine runs range from beginner to some expert. A T-bar services the main hill and a rope tow the beginner slope. Most years the snow is plentiful and the north facing slopes provide excellent late season conditions. The average winter temperature is -5 C (23 F). Night skiing is available to the top of…

Hemlock Resort

Tucked away high above Harrison Lake, Hemlock Resort is a quaint alpine community comprised of cabins, town houses, condominiums and a daylodge. Hemlock is an intermediate mountain -- 20 percent of the 35 trails are rated beginner, with the balance divided equally between intermediate and expert -- covering 350 acres of skiable terrain. Three chairlifts and a handle tow quickly take skiers and snowboarders to nicely groomed runs and open bowls. Nordic skiers are not forgotten at…

Salmo Ski Area

Salmo Ski Hill in the west Kootenays of British Columbia is famous for its great night skiing on fully lit runs that are always groomed to perfection. Salmo offers a wide variety of skiing opportunities for all ages and levels. The hill has varied terrain including groomed runs, gently sloping runs, moguls, steep slopes, pristine powder, racing courses, half pipe , bunny hill, and cross country ski trails. Salmo Ski Hill is a volunteer-run ski hill with very friendly staff, excellent…

Tabor Mountain

Powder a plenty. Skiers are able to access acres and acres of beautiful powder on a regular basis. A victim of fortunate circumstances, Tabor gets heaps of powder from it's location near numerous mountain ranges near the Pacific ocean. Heavy on intermediate terrain, Tabor offers trails that cater to everyone and with the abundance of snow there is no need for making it. Also, Tabor features a run that goes nearly two miles from top to bottom. Located just up the road from…

Big White Ski Resort

Big White boasts a longer than average ski season running from mid-November to mid-April. This is due to the 750 cm (300 inches) of snow received annually. With four high-speed quads and nine lifts, skiers and snowboarders can explore a wide range of terrain, including phenomenal powder bowls, glades and marked trails. Big White also has three state of the art snowboard parks and half-pipes built to competition standards. There are also 25 km(15.5 miles) of cross-country trails.…

Kimberley Alpine Resort

Kimberley Ski Resort is famous for consistent snow conditions and an excellent variety of terrain from beginner slopes to extreme terrain. An excellent family resort with full Daycare facilities, Ski & Snowboard School programs and lessons, day and evening activities including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, KidzRule Evening Program, night skiing, movies, hockey, curling, skating and more! And with a new terrain park & halfpipe, there is enough mountain for everyone --…

Kicking Horse Resort

A place where winter's bounty is like nowhere else on earth with snow so sparkling, light and dry it's been labeled "the champagne of powders." The face of Kicking Horse and indeed the mountain itself is ideally positioned to accommodate an outstanding ski resort. Northeast facing slopes allow for excellent snow retention. Mother Nature chips in to provide enough high-level moisture, sun, temperature and super-dry, low-level air to create and preserve Kicking Horse's perfect powder.…

Sun Peaks Resort

With 3678 acres and 2894 vertical feet of fall line downhill on three mountains, all skiing nicely into one well planned village, Sun Peaks Resort is an experience that will change the way you view winter resorts forever. Sun Peaks has some other claims to fame, such as the best grooming in Western Canada and the best weather for skiing in Canada (Sun Peaks averages over 2000 hours of sunshine per year). There is no lack of things to do once the sun does go down at Sun Peaks Resort,…

Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is renowned for its superb natural snow conditions. Snow arrives at the end of November and stays well into April with an annual average snowfall of 875 cm (29 feet). Over a hundred defined trails, five alpine bowls and acres of tree skiing test your skills. Experts are never bored gliding through glades, dropping off ridges, checking out chutes or making first tracks in the powder. And don't miss the above tree-line skiing on Polar Peak - Ski the Peak at Fernie on…

Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Located in the Comox Valley, Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a jewel in the middle of Vancouver Island. Mount Washington Alpine Resort offers riding for skiers and boarders as well as a tubing hill for those looking for a change of pace. With 9 different ways to go up and 60 different trails to take down, Mount Washington Alpine Resort offers a little bit of everything for everyone. The Bradley Centre is great feature of Mount Washington Alpine Resort which offers rentals, snow…

Mount Seymour

Located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Mt Seymour has the highest base elevation and the deepest annual snowfall of all the local North Shore mountains. Approximately 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Mt Seymour has a base elevation of 3347ft and a peak elevation of 4150ft. The mountain has varied terrain and consists of 35% beginner, 45% intermediate, and 20% advanced runs. There are three chairlifts and two beginner tows. The longest run is 1.6km with a vertical drop of…

Whistler Blackcomb Mountains

Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over…

Cypress Mountain

Cypress is only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and is proud to continue to provide skiers, riders and sliders with the most vertical drop, most terrain, most lifts and best snow conditions on the highest skiing and riding peak of Vancouver's Legendary North Shore Mountains. With the best Winter Skiing & Riding in Vancouver, Canada's most popular Cross Country Skiing Area, a huge Snowtubing Park and our unique Snowshoeing Tours, Cypress truly offers something for everyone!

Red Mountain Resort

RED Mountain is the last great, unspoiled resort. Located in Rossland, BC, along the famous "Powder Highway," RED delivers 4,200 acres of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. For 2013-14, we've added nearly 1,000 acres of mostly-intermediate terrain on Grey Mountain, an entirely new peak. (Well, OK, Grey's been there for millions of years, but without runs or lifts on it.) With 300"/7.6m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomers, epic vertical (2,919ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing,…

Silver Star Mountain Resort

Silver Star Mountain Resort is a scenic, year-round family vacation destination featuring an abundance of snow during winter, numerous adventure activities during summer and a cozy, comfortable and welcoming village every season. Two mountain faces, Vance Creek and Putnam Creek, are blanketed with an average annual snowfall of 23 feet , providing an average snow pack of 245cm (8 ft). The feather-light snow is groomed to perfection with plenty left over for the powder hounds, especially…

Whitewater Ski Resort

Recently named one of North America's Best Ski Resorts by Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences, Whitewater hosts a dependable dry snowfall that totals more than 40 feet per season. Combine that with terrain for all abilities, the funky ski town of Nelson, BC and the best food at any Canadian ski resort at Fresh Track's Café - and you've got a true sample of Kootenay Mountain Culture. With majestic Ymir Peak as a backdrop, you can hop off the lift and head in any direction! Within…

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Heading into its sixth season of operations, Revelstoke Mountain Resort boasts the most vertical in North America at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft). 3,121 acres of fall line skiing offer high alpine bowls, 15 areas of gladed terrain, and phenomenal groomed runs. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the only resort world-wide to offer lift, cat, and heli skiing from one village base and in total offers access to 515,000 acres of terrain.

Apex Mountain Resort

Discover Apex Mountain Resort, a hidden gem in Canadian skiing. Just 30 minutes from Penticton, Canada, in the sunny Okanagan Valley, Apex Mountain Resort is a full service destination ski resort boasting Okanagan powder, great weather, incredible terrain, and friendly people. Apex Mountain Resort boasts more than 1112 acres of natural skiing and snowboarding terrain, with a diverse selection of bowls, gullies, mogul fields, glades and groomed cruising runs. Five chairs which include, a…

Panorama Mountain Village

Panorama Mountain Village is one of the Canadian Rockies' premier vacation destinations. Ideally located as a hub to Fernie, BC, Golden, BC, and Banff, AB, Panorama provides the ultimate base for touring the greatest skiing in the Canadian Rockies. Panorama also offers a day bus to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on Wednesday. Taynton Bowl offers lift access to almost a 1,000 acres of glades, chutes and gullies, all former heli-skiing terrain. The Taynton experience is complemented by…