British Columbia Ski Areas

British Columbia Ski Areas are located in four regions, Coastal, Interior, Southeastern and Northern. Escape2ski provides ski info on 21 of the ski areas.

British Columbia features some of the best skiing and snowboarding available anywhere in the world. There are small local ski areas with some offering night skiing to one of the most popular ski resorts on the planet, Whistler Blackcomb, which is also the largest ski resort in North America at 8171 skiable acres. Then there is Revelstoke Mountain Resort that has the largest vertical drop of any ski resort in North America at 5620ft/1713m, and Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, BC, which is the 2nd largest ski resort in Canada with 4270 acres of skiable terrain.

British Columbia is the most western province in Canada and stretches from the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain range to the BC Rockies in the eastern part of the province. British Columbia covers a geographic area of 944,735 square kilometres or 364,764 square miles, and features over 30 ski areas that are spread throughout ten mountain ranges.

British Columbia Ski & Snowboard Regions

Coastal

Blackcomb Mountain, Cypress Mountain Ski Area, Grouse Mountain Ski Area, Manning Park Ski Area, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Mt Seymour Ski Area, Sasquatch Mountain Resort, Whistler Mountain

Interior

Apex Mountain Resort, Big White Ski Resort, Harper Mountain Ski Area, Silver Star Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks Resort

Southeastern

Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Panorama Mountain Resort, Red Mountain Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Whitewater Ski Resort

Northern

We have not had an opportunity to visit this great region yet.


Apex Mountain Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 2000ft / 610m

Total Lifts – 4

Total Trails – 68

Beginner 16% : Intermediate 48% : Advanced 23% : Expert 13%

Skiable Acres – 1112

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Penticton Regional & Kelowna Intl

Airport Distance – 23mi / 37km & 69mi / 110km

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Big White Ski Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 2550ft / 777m

Total Lifts – 16

Total Trails – 118

Beginner 18% : Intermediate 54% : Advanced 22% : Expert 6%

Skiable Acres – 2765

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Kelowna Intl

Airport Distance – 37mi / 60km

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Blackcomb Mountain, BC

Vertical Drop – 5280ft / 1609m

Total Lifts – 15+Peak2Peak Gondola

Total Trails – 100+

Beginner 15% : Intermediate 55% : Advanced 15% : Expert 15%

Skiable Acres – 3414 (8171 Combined with Whistler)

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Vancouver Intl

Airport Distance – 85mi / 138km

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Cypress Mountain Ski Area, BC

Vertical Drop – 2010ft / 613m

Total Lifts – 8

Total Trails – 53

Beginner 16% : Intermediate 39% : Advanced 37% : Expert 8%

Skiable Acres – 600

Mountainside Lodging – No

Best Airport Choice – Vancouver Intl

Airport Distance – 26mi / 42km

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Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 1000ft / 305m

Total Lifts – 3

Total Trails – 12

Beginner 25% : Intermediate 42% : Advanced 33% : Expert 0%

Skiable Acres – 60

Mountainside Lodging – No

Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl

Airport Distance – 72mi / 116km

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Fernie Alpine Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 3550ft / 1082m

Total Lifts – 10

Total Trails – 142

Beginner 30% : Intermediate 40% : Advanced 14% : Expert 16%

Skiable Acres – 2500

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl

Airport Distance – 62mi / 100km

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Grouse Mountain Ski Area, BC

Vertical Drop – 1312ft / 400m

Total Lifts – 6

Total Trails – 33

Beginner 15% : Intermediate 61% : Advanced 15% : Expert 9%

Skiable Acres – 212

Mountainside Lodging – No

Best Airport Choice – Vancouver Intl

Airport Distance – 16mi / 26km

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Harper Mountain Ski Area, BC

Vertical Drop – 1400ft / 427m

Total Lifts – 3

Total Trails – 16

Beginner 25% : Intermediate 50% : Advanced 13% : Expert 12%

Skiable Acres – 400

Mountainside Lodging – No

Best Airport Choice – Kamploops Regional

Airport Distance – 19mi / 30km

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 4133ft / 1260m

Total Lifts – 6

Total Trails – 120

Beginner 20% : Intermediate 20% : Advanced 45% : Expert 15%

Skiable Acres – 2800

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Calgary Intl

Airport Distance – 177mi / 284km

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Kimberley Alpine Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 2465ft / 751m

Total Lifts – 5

Total Trails – 68 + 12 Glades

Beginner 20% : Intermediate 42% : Advanced 38% : Expert 0%

Skiable Acres – 1800

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl

Airport Distance – 16mi / 25km

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Manning Park Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 1417ft / 432m

Total Lifts – 4

Total Trails – 34

Beginner 23% : Intermediate 31% : Advanced 46% : Expert 0%

Skiable Acres – 140

Mountainside Lodging – No

Best Airport Choice – Abbotsford Intl

Airport Distance – 99mi / 158km

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Mount Washington Alpine Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 1657ft / 505m

Total Lifts – 9

Total Trails – 81

Beginner 14% : Intermediate 35% : Advanced 36% : Expert 15%

Skiable Acres – 1700

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Comox Valley

Airport Distance – 25mi / 40km

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Mt Seymour Ski Area, BC

Vertical Drop – 1083ft / 330m

Total Lifts – 5

Total Trails – 40

Beginner 40% : Intermediate 40% : Advanced 20% : Expert 0%

Skiable Acres – 200

Mountainside Lodging – No

Best Airport Choice – Vancouver Intl

Airport Distance – 26mi / 42km

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Panorama Mountain Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 4265ft / 1300m

Total Lifts – 10

Total Trails – 129

Beginner 20% : Intermediate 31% : Advanced 24% : Expert 25%

Skiable Acres – 2975

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Cdn Rockies Intl

Airport Distance – 100mi / 162km

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Red Mountain Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 2919ft / 890m

Total Lifts – 8

Total Trails – 119

Beginner 17% : Intermediate 34% : Advanced 23% : Expert 26%

Skiable Acres – 3850

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – West Kootenay Regional

Airport Distance – 34mi / 54km

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 5620ft / 1713m

Total Lifts – 5

Total Trails – 69

Beginner 7% : Intermediate 45.5% : Advanced 34.5% : Expert 13%

Skiable Acres – 3121

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Kelowna Intl

Airport Distance – 120mi / 193km

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Sasquatch Mountain Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 1300ft / 396m

Total Lifts – 4

Total Trails – 35

Beginner 20% : Intermediate 34% : Advanced 46% : Expert 0%

Skiable Acres – 340

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Abbotsford Intl

Airport Distance – 47mi / 75km

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Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 2500ft / 762m

Total Lifts – 10

Total Trails – 132

Beginner 15% : Intermediate 40% : Advanced 35% : Expert 10%

Skiable Acres – 3282

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Kelowna Intl

Airport Distance – 40mi / 64km

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Sun Peaks Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 2894ft / 882m

Total Lifts – 13

Total Trails – 137

Beginner 10% : Intermediate 58% : Advanced 25% : Expert 7%

Skiable Acres – 4270

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Kamploops Regional

Airport Distance – 39mi / 63km

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Whistler Mountain, BC

Vertical Drop – 5020ft / 1530m

Total Lifts – 17+Peak2Peak Gondola

Total Trails – 100+

Beginner 20% : Intermediate 55% : Advanced 15% : Expert 10%

Skiable Acres – 4757 (8171 Combined with Blackcomb)

Mountainside Lodging – Yes

Best Airport Choice – Vancouver Intl

Airport Distance – 85mi / 138km

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Whitewater Ski Resort, BC

Vertical Drop – 2044ft / 623m

Total Lifts – 4

Total Trails – 82

Beginner 10% : Intermediate 32% : Advanced 47% : Expert 11%

Skiable Acres – 1174 lift serviced

Mountainside Lodging – No

Best Airport Choice – Canadian Rockies Intl & Spokane Intl

Airport Distance – 150mi / 241km & 154mi / 248km

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