Lets not beat around the bush. British Columbia offers some of the worlds best skiing in one of the most incredible places on the planet.
Having generally consistent snow is a massive plus. Add into the mix big mountains, huge untouched alpine bowls of powder and spectacular scenery. British Columbia is the mecca of great powder skiing built up of several resorts all offering something totally unique.
We have teamed up with some awesome companies to bring you what we feel is the ultimate winter playground ensuring that your adrenaline will be pumping from the moment you arrive. We all know that tingling feeling of excitement when you wake up and realize that over night a foot of powder has fallen. Imagine this every day, with no queues, fresh tracks and instead of just 1 foot of snow, you have had at least 5… With these incredible snow conditions throughout the season, the western province of BC is a playground that you simply have to visit.
Average annual snowfall is approximately 40 to 100 feet, which creates an ample base for the whole season of about 15 feet . It’s not unusual to find over 20 feet of snow at higher elevations and on the glaciers.
Temperatures are generally well suited for skiing and range from -5°C to -20°C (23°F to -4°F). At worst, there can be short spell of rain or periods when the temperature can drop to -30ºC (-22ºF).
What we love
- Reliable snowfall of around 40 – 100 feet..
- Untouched slopes
- No chair lifts, no wires, no one else. Just you your mates and a helicopter.
- Stunning views and incredibly dramatic mountains.
- Access to an area 5 times the size of the 3 valleys
- Its a great excuse to do a 10 day or 2 week trip..
- Cat skiing is a cheaper option in some areas.
- Safety equipment is provided for you
- Wide range of resorts and accommodation
What needs improving
- Heli skiing is expensive ..
- The time to get there is long but worth it.
- Although the locations do cater for younger children, because some of them are quite remote there are some we might suggest some are better than others.
British Columbia stretches from the base of Canada near Vancouver and stretches right up along side Alaska to the north west area of Canada. Direct, daily flights to Vancover via any international airport and then easy onward connections either by car, plane or helicopter.