Why British Columbia should be your next ski holiday

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You can’t beat British Columbia’s unparalleled vertical and massive terrain for a ski holiday – with glacier runs, alpine bowls, old-growth tree skiing and the birthplace of heli-skiing. Ride 13 world-class ski resorts in 10 mountain ranges, take to the skies with CMH Heli-Skiing or make your tracks off the back of a cat!

Why British Columbia should be your next ski holiday

But in Canada, it’s not all about the skiing! You will fall in love with the Canuck hospitality in remote ski towns and small-town breweries for après fun. Or share the love of outdoor winter activities such as ice hockey, snowmobiling, dog sledding or axe throwing – just to name a few.

Did you know that British Columbia has the longest lift-serviced vertical in North America? Or that you can ski through an alpine village? Here are some of the top reasons why a British Columbia should be your next snow and ski holiday:

Ski down the longest lift-serviced vertical

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is Canada’s newest resort and also has the longest lift-serviced vertical in North America at 1,712 metres.

Ski straight to your door

Most resorts in British Columbia have ski-in, ski-out accommodation. Big White Ski Resort has the largest ski-in/ski-out village and Sun Peaks Resort has a pedestrian-only ski village which means you can ski right to coffee shop!

Why British Columbia should be your next ski holiday

North America’s largest ski resort is just a 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver

Whistler Blackcomb spans two mountains, connected by the record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, with more than 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers.

More to do than ski

Most ski resorts in British Columbia offer a range of winter activities including dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing and ice climbing. Experience the SilverStar backcountry like never before on an amazing snowmobile tour!

Why British Columbia should be your next ski holiday

BC is the birthplace of Heli-Skiing

Over 50 years ago, Hans Gsmoer started the legendary CMH Heli-Skiing. Today CMH has 12 heli-ski areas through British Columbia. For the ultimate ski holiday, thrill-seekers come from all over the world to indulge in Canada’s indomitable landscape and powder.

Home to the Powder Highway

The Powder Highway connects eight lift-service resorts. The ultimate powder playground, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, is located in the northeast corner of the Powder Highway, and Kicking Horse is just east. From there, road warriors head south to Panorama Mountain Resort, which offers some impressive vertical skiing, and then to Kimberley Ski Resort. A quick detour via Cranbrook accesses Fernie Ski Resort, followed by Whitewater ski resort. The powder tower ends in at Red Mountain, which is home to Big Red Cats – a cat skiing company. Ski them all, or just a few!

Why British Columbia should be your next ski holiday

Travelplan’s super early bird deals*

Travelplan, Australia’s leading operator for the ultimate ski holiday, has a range of early bird offers on now:

  • Up to three nights free
  • Early bird lifts: Up to 50 per cent off
  • Early bird rental: Up to 20 per cent off
  • Kids ski and rent free to 12 years* (with adult purchase)

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