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Ski Resorts British Columbia

Nearby Ski Resorts

Big White Ski Resort is located in what’s known as the Interior Region of British Columbia, Canada. It is very well serviced by both air and road access, and is a perfect ski destination as part of a road trip ski safari.

SilverStar Mountain Resort
The closest resort is to the north, SilverStar Mountain Resort — just 1.75 hours, a close 77 miles (124 km) The prettiest postcard ski village in all of Canada, with a ski-in ski-out Main Street lined with multi colourful ‘miners’ buildings that pop against the white snow. Don’t be fooled by this cute charm, SilverStar has its gnarly ‘back side’ of steeper chutes and trees, as well spectacular groomed wide runs on the front side.

We’ve skied SilverStar as a day trip, it’s that close. Consider this big mountain small town gem your family vacation resort for a road trip. The Vernon Winter Carnival in early February each year, salutes decades of winter fun with snow sculpting, the Suds N Cider showcase and other fan favorites.

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Sun Peaks Ski Resort
If there’s a mountain that’s all things to all people, it would be Sun Peaks Ski Resort.

Sun Peaks (via Kelowna) is 3.5 hours by road, 169 miles (273 km). Sun Peaks is the second largest ski area in British Columbia and boasts three connected mountain areas, a purpose built family friendly ski-in ski-out village, 2000 hours of sunshine and that famed interior BC powder snow. A more intimate and connected village centre, it’s definitely worth a look.

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Whistler
Whistler is 6.5 hours away via Highway 99, some 320 miles (515 km), or you can loop via Vancouver Highway 97 and the Coquihalla Pass — the roads are generally better this route 354 miles (570 km).

Whether it’s your first time, or you just keep wanting to go back, Whistler Blackcomb ticks all the Canada ski resort boxes. Consistently ranked as one of the best ski resorts in the world, Whistler Blackcomb has an infectious energy. Skiers, boarders, outdoor enthusiasts, and snow-adventurers flock here, from around the globe.

With a ton of mountain programs for beginners to extreme, first tracks and last tracks, a thriving adventure program with snow mobiles, zip lines, helicopters and dog sleds, Whistler does not disappoint. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s a beauty, and one of those bucket list resorts you really should tick off your list.

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort
To the north-east, Revelstoke is 159 miles (256 km), and beyond you’ll find Kicking Horse 406 miles (653 km) from Big White. These two ski resorts are serious ski destinations, and define a road trip along the Powder Highway – that might give you a hint of what’s in store.

Revelstoke is still under the radar some would say. With creative artisan locals, old school brewers and distillers and an active adventure focus, Revelstoke and Revelstoke Mountain Resort offer a real Canadian flavour. It’s authentic, it’s real, and steeped in railway history and filled with old time locals who’ve been here for generations.

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is your true big mountain experience on the famed Powder Highway in British Columbia. This resort is not for the faint-hearted. It’s ready and waiting for advanced to expert skiers or snowboarders.

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Fernie
Other resorts along the Powder Highway include Fernie, and iconic Rocky Mountain ski town. Massive snowfalls, and a mountain to match.

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Panorama Mountain Resort
Panorama sits deep in the Columbia Valley and is a purpose built ski-in ski-out resort with slope side hot springs, brilliant groomed terrain, as well as fantastic fall line skiing and cat accessed ski patrolled off piste magic on the backside.

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Lake Louise
Many of our clients who love a road trip, will head further east, ending up at Lake Louise 294 miles (473 km) and either Jasper-Marmot Basin 407 miles (656 km) or Banff-Sunshine 330 miles (530 km) via the Trans-Canada Highway #1.

Lake Louise is a winter wonderland nestled in Canada’s oldest National Park, an icon within the Rockies. The views from the ski runs are next level and it’s close enough to Banff resort town should you want more action. The resort is also part of the SkiBig3 lift ticket which offers almost 8000 acres across Banff Sunshine, Banff Mt Norquay and Banff Lake Louise.

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Banff
The world famous town Banff is in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, nestled amongst pristine majestic mountain peaks, and must-do ski destination if you are venturing into the Rockies.

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Marmot Basin
You’ll find Marmot Basin ski resort nestled in the natural wonders of Jasper National Park. The resort has a laid back friendly feel and is serviced by the nearby town of Jasper. To the south, Apex the closest resort, 97 miles (157 km), often seen as a locals ski hill, laid back, quite and fresh tracks on every run.

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Red Mountain Resort
If you like your skiing old school then Red Mountain Resort is for you. This still hidden gem has old school charm with heart and the soulful small town of Rossland. It’s tucked away in the West Kootenays not far from Nelson and nearby Whitewater Resort.

Whitewater ski resort is home cooked skiing, the old school kind that gives all the feels. Life takes a slower pace here where time is measured in powder turns. Red Resort, 177 mile (285 km) drive from Big White, and Whitewater 217 miles (349 km) respectively from Big White.

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Whitewater Ski Resort
Whitewater ski resort is home cooked skiing, the old school kind that gives all the feels. Life takes a slower pace here where time is measured in powder turns.

Red Resort, 177 mile (285 km) drive from Big White, and Whitewater 217 miles (349 km) respectively from Big White.

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Our team from Ski Holidays and Tours have all the local knowledge you’ll need to map out a road trip like no other. 

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