Ski Resorts in British Columbia

Unbeatable terrain, few crowds and huge dumps of powder gives BC its fame. There’s even a list of resorts sitting on the ‘Powder Highway’ which should give you an idea of the snowfall here.

Pros

  • Tons of snowfall
  • Large and epic terrain
  • Small crowds
  • Infamous BC heli-skiing
  • Home to Whistler-Blackcomb

Cons

  • Some more popular resorts are a few hours’ drive from nearest international airport
  • Crowds can be an issue at some resorts during US holidays

Getting there

  • Fly into Vancouver International Airport, Kelowna International Airport or Calgary International Airport depending on which resort you visit.
  • Best way to resorts from the airports is renting a car and driving. The journey can be anywhere between an hour although mostly are a few hours away. Some resorts closer to airports have shuttle buses including some of the closest ski resorts to Kelowna.

Whistler-Blackcomb is one of the best ski resorts in British Columbia but there are plenty more that you need to ski. From the resort with North’s America’s biggest vertical drop to one of the best resorts for powder skiing in Canada, we’ve teamed up with the locals to bring you the best ski resorts in British Columbia!

If it’s your first time skiing British Columbia, these resorts are ones you can’t miss. Whistler-Blackcomb is a no brainer. It’s the largest ski area in North America with world-class terrain to go with it, while Big White is absolute gem for deep champagne powder.

These local gems offer a good mix of terrain, cheaper lift tickets and quiet slopes all within a laid-back vibe. Some feature ski-in/ski-out lodging while for others you’ll find better options in the nearby town. Nonetheless, they don’t receive as much attention as the big names which mean even fewer crowds on the slopes!

These resorts have been picked out of the crowd for their family-friendly slopes, top-notch ski schools and wide range of fun kids activities, all of which are all key to the ultimate family vacation. Most importantly, these resorts have an abundance ski-in/ski-out lodging options so you don’t have to lug multiple skis around.

StatResorts
Best for BeginnersBig White, Sun Peaks
Best for IntermediatesSilver Star, Big White
Best for Advanced and ExpertsFernie Alpine, Red Mountain, Revelstoke
Best for All-rounderWhistler-Blackcomb
Highest Summit Elevation Kicking Horse
Highest number of runsWhistler-Blackcomb
Largest ski areaWhistler-Blackcomb
Highest number of liftsWhistler-Blackcomb
Ski resorts in

British Columbia

Apex Mountain Resort
15% 30% 55%
Big White
18% 54% 28%
Fernie Alpine
30% 40% 30%
Kicking Horse
20% 20% 60%
RED Mountain Resort
18% 31% 51%
Silver Star
15% 40% 45%
Sun Peaks
10% 58% 32%
Whistler Blackcomb
18% 55% 27%