This post originally appeared on the Hello BC blog.
A weekend in Whistler is a bucket-list ski experience, but British Columbia is huge at 944,735 square kilometres and peppered with mountain experiences in nearly every part of the province. Here are five other British Columbia destinations, all a quick flight from Vancouver or Victoria, and surrounded by ski resorts and mountain playgrounds.
The area around Trail is ideal for passionate skiers to weekend away. Rossland‘s RED Mountain Resort is known for deep powder, uncrowded bowls, and incredible glades. The artsy town of Nelson‘s Whitewater Ski Resort offers up some of the best skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing around. Top it off with cat-skiing at Baldface Lodge, and you have an unforgettable ski getaway.
It’s only an hour flight from the city of Vancouver to the slopes of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Surrounded by the Selkirk and Monashee mountains, you’ll find every winter experience imaginable in this mountain town. Downhill skiing, heli- and cat-skiing, Nordic trails, backcountry experiences. and snowmobiling are all nearby.