5 reasons why skiers should go to British Columbia this winter

By Linsey McNeill
29/07/2022
Home » 5 reasons why skiers should go to British Columbia this winter

British Columbia is home to both the biggest and best ski resort in North America, and a dozen others too – all offering a wide variety of unique experiences to wow your clients, whether they’re looking for a picturesque family-friendly resort with excellent facilities or one with more challenging off-piste or heli-skiing to wow their Insta followers. Not only that, but the Canadian province has one of the longest ski seasons in the world, with the action kicking off in November and continuing right through until May.

Here are Ski Independence’s top reasons to sell British Columbia this winter:

#1 Fantastic ski and city combos

Combine one of the top ski resorts in the world, Whistler, with one of the best cities, Vancouver, and you have the makings of an awesome winter holiday.

Whistler, the largest resort in North America, is on every skier’s and boarder’s bucket list and it’s only a two-hour drive from Vancouver, a bustling, west coast sea port with a thriving art, theatre and music scene.

Persuade clients to push the boat out and stay at the very best hotels, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler , top left, or The Westin Whistler Resort and The Paradox Vancouver, top right, a brand new hotel for 2022/23.

Find out more here.

 #2 The price is right

Book early and you get stunning scenery, amazing snow and a legendary ski terrain for an incredibly low price. In fact, you can get up to 50% off in some of British Columbia’s best hotels right now. But hurry, some of the very best offers expire on 31 August, it definitely pays to book skiing in the summer!

#3 It’s fantastic for families

Sun Peaks is Canada’s second largest ski resort but the slopes are quiet, making it a superb choice for families. There’s also a good range of quality accommodation and even better, it’s all ski-in, ski-out so no trudging to the slopes with little ones in tow. There’s also an excellent ski school plus more challenging runs for experienced skiers.

Perhaps best of all, you can reach Sun Peaks via Vancouver on one of the world’s most scenic train routes, which gives stunning views of the Fraser Canyon and Thompson River.

For non-skiers in the group, Sun Peaks offers a whole range of alternative activities including dog sledding, ice fishing, snow-shoe tours and sleigh rides, plus a host of wellness options.

#4 Great for powder hounds

British Columbia is home to the famous Powder Highway, a circular route in the Kootenay Rockies, which offers deep, deep snow, funky towns, and awesome skiing. The ‘highway’ connects eight alpine resorts, offering accommodation in a total of 20 backcountry lodges, plus there are lots of little towns where you can soak up an authentic Canadian atmosphere.

For real adrenalin junkies, the region also offers some of the best heli-skiing and cat-skiing on the planet, with some of the operators here ranked as the best in the world, plus you’ll find activities such as paragliding and ice skating.

#5 New product

Seasoned skiers are always looking for the next new experience, and British Columbia won’t disappoint this winter.

Panorama Mountain Resort is celebrating its 60th anniversary with $4m of upgrades, including improved snowmaking to guarantee top quality conditions, plus enhanced grooming and new trails for Nordic skiers.

Check out The Approach at Panorama Mountain Resort, a newly-renovated hotel in a prime location.  A multi-million-dollar upgrade to the former Pine Inn has resulted in a stunning new look. The hotel is steps from the main lift, the legendary T-Bar and Alto Kitchen & Bar.

Also, there’s a new heli-skiing destination from CMH Purcell in Golden, two hours from Banff, which offers more than three million acres of pristine terrain, while Sun Peaks also has new backcountry (off-piste) tours.

For more information about Ski Independence offers to British Columbia this winter, click here.

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