Ski Resorts in Western Canada
When you enter the protected wilderness of Banff National Park, you're in for a remarkable experience. Ski Banff - Lake Louise - Sunshine is Canada's largest ski destination; a joint venture of the three ski resorts in Banff and Lake Louise; Mt Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village. Visitors will enjoy stunning mountain backdrops, guaranteed lack of lift lines and friendly local hospitality.
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".
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 Mountain Resort is proud to garner rave reviews for incredible verticals, deep ‘champagne’ powder and a truly spectacular and unique terrain mix. With ridiculously long downhill runs, and the option to heli-ski, Kicking Horse is a place where the stories are almost too tall to believe.
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 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.
This alpine ski resort is located 50 kilometers northeast of Kamloops, BC in Canada. Known as Tod Mountain prior to July of 1993, the resort offers 4,270 acres of skiable terrain which is the 2nd largest in Canada. Sun Peaks Resort receives an annual average of 6 meters of snow and 2,000 hours of sunshine. There are 135 runs with 17 gladed areas, as well as over 50km of cross country trails. 13 resort lifts serve three mountains: Sundance Mountain, Tod Mountain, and Mt. Morrisey. Sun Peaks provides guests with an array of comfortable, ski-in ski-out lodging options as well as great dining and shopping establishments.
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.
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. Plus, there has also seen a record-breaking snowfall in November, with over 283cm (110 inches) cumulative snowfall so far this season. 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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