- Fernie Alpine
- Kicking Horse
- Red Mountain
- Panorama Mountain Resort
- Lake Louise
- Whitewater Ski resort
- Sunshine village
- Le Massif
Out in the far flung northern (ish) wilderness of BC lies North america's newest ski resort that boasts the most snow, the most vertical, and the most incline (oh, and some fine helicopter skiing too!).
But you gotta' want it. 631 km's from Vancouver, BC; 413 km's from Calgary, Ab; 200 km away from a connecting flight to Kelowna BC.
The best snow often requires work and dedication.
Hidden away, far from the hustle and bustle of mainstream society hides a golden ski area in plain sight.
Advanced and expert skiers are attracted to this legend legend of tree skiing.
Castlegar is the closest regoinal airport 30 mins away while Vancouver and Calgary are both a 7 h drive (yep, right in the middle).
Red doesn't typically get the crowds that other major resorts can, and the snow lasts a long time.
Hidden gems are a favourite of mine, and snow is the theme at this little sweet-spot. With one of the highest recorded annual snowfall Whitewater has a lot more game than it's vertical would lead one to believe.
Besides the snow, the backside bowl is much longer than the recorded vertical drop due to a deep valley floor much lower than the base-lodge. Mountaineers anyone?
With the closest airports being calgary at 615 Km's and Castlegar regional airport at 60 KM's, you gotta really want the white stuff.
Welcome to the highest developped vertical drop east of the Rockies, that just happens to also have one of the highest average snowfalls east of the Rockies.
Less of a mountain than a fjord, views of the St. Lawrence River and the ice flows on the world's largest river offer unrivalled ski-nery to match the shredding.