The List of Canada Ski Resorts West Coast

Some popular ski resorts on the west coast of Canada include:

• Whistler Blackcomb – One of the largest ski resorts in North America, located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. It has over 8,000 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, and over 200 runs. It hosted the alpine skiing events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. It has stunning vistas of mountains, glaciers and old-growth forests. You can ski across the border into the US. It has excellent terrain for all skill levels as well as world-class facilities. It’s a very popular destination, so it can get quite crowded, especially in February and March.

• Revelstoke Mountain Resort – Also located in the BC Interior. It has the greatest vertical drop of any ski resort in North America at 1,713 meters (5,620 ft). It has stunning views of 9 glaciers and abundant snowfall. It sees incredible amounts of snowfall, up to 28 feet annually. It has steep cliff faces, long groomers, and extreme in-bounds terrain, making it a mecca for advanced and expert skiers. The charming town of Revelstoke at the base has a historic downtown and is a popular spot for cat skiing and heli-skiing.

• Sun Peaks Resort – A ski resort in the BC Interior with over 4,200 acres of terrain and 135 runs. It’s the second largest ski area in Canada. It has a charming European-style village at the base with shops, restaurants and accommodations. It’s the second largest resort in Canada, though more compact than somewhere like Whistler. It has a casual, relaxed vibe and is great for families and beginners, with terrain for all skill levels. The village has a European alpine feel with chalet-style architecture. It’s more affordable than some of the larger resorts.

• Big White Ski Resort – Another popular resort located in the southern interior of BC in the Okanagan region. It has 118 runs across 7,355 acres, 16 lifts, and abundant snowfall. It has ski-in/ski-out lodging and a family-friendly atmosphere. It has 118 runs with terrain for all skill levels, as well as 16 lifts and a high-speed gondola. Nearly all accommodations are ski-in/ski-out with panoramic mountain views. It has a family-friendly atmosphere with lots of activities like skating, tubing, and snowmobiling. The mountain receives an average of 750 cm of snow annually.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – Located in the Rocky Mountains of Golden, BC. It has over 4,133 acres of terrain, 85+ slopes and chutes, and stunning alpine terrain. It sees an average snowfall of 7.6 meters (25 feet) each winter and has some of the steepest in-bounds terrain in North America. It’s known for its incredible powder snow and ungroomed terrain. Over half the runs are advanced/expert, making it a mecca for serious skiers and snowboarders. The Golden area gets heavy snowfall, with powder days over 100 days each season on average. It has stunning views of the Rocky and Purcell Mountains. The resort is small but the terrain is world-class.

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