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Experience massive snowfalls, huge verticals, gladed runs through old growth forests. Diverse terrain,10 mountain ranges, spectacular scenery and small mountain towns that live for winter make BC one of the world's most renowned ski and snowboard destinations Vancouver has three ski areas close to the city. At many resorts, skiing and snowboarding are just the beginning; try heli-skiing and cat-skiing, backcountry skiing and cross-country (Nordic) skiing. Go Skiing in British Columbia's Regions: Vancouver, Coast & Mountains: Ski Whistler Blackcomb, consistently named the #1 ski resort in North America, or enjoy stunning

British Columbia has more than 50 cross-country skiing areas and countless more options in provincial and national parks. Discover world-class trails groomed for classic and skate skiing, along with pristine ungroomed backcountry, abundant snowfall, and spectacular terrain. At Sovereign Lake and Whistler Olympic Park, tackle trails skied by Olympians, or take cross-country ski lessons from a former Olympic coach at Nipika Mountain Resort. Glide through old-growth forests in Strathcona Provincial Park, explore cowboy country on skis at a guest ranch near Williams Lake, and share tracks with wildlife in stunning

Backcountry skiing on Mount Begbie near Revelstoke (Garrett Grove photo) British Columbia has the most important elements for fantastic backcountry skiing: big snowfalls and huge mountains. Expect diverse terrain filled with untouched powder, glades, glaciers and incredible scenery. Cozy backcountry lodges and alpine huts allow for multi-day ski touring, and backcountry ski guides can safely assess the snowpack. What is Backcountry Skiing? Backcountry skiing in British Columbia typically means “earning your turns” by trekking up slopes with climbing skins or by bootpacking. The reward? Skiing down through untracked snow, usually in remote

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