The Best Skiing in British Columbia

Looking for the best skiing in British Columbia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around British Columbia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top skiing spots in and near British Columbia

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Seymour to First Peak

    4.0
    The elevation gain to first peak is approximately 451m and is about 9km.There are several ways to get to the top, each trail is marked well. One way is to follow the ski run up to brockton point and then take the turn off to Mount Seymour. Do not follow the Elsay Lake trail as it's signifciantly ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Explore Whistler Mtn in the Off-Season

    Whistler Mountain is a world class ski destination in winter and a biking paradise in summer, but if you happen to be here in spring or fall, there's a whole other world of magic to enjoy. The access road is cut with machinery in early spring once the mountain has closed for the ski season, and a...
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  • Comox-Strathcona C, British Columbia

    Hike to Cruikshank Canyon Lookout

    5.0
    12.4 mi / 2854.3 ft gain
    Travelling through pristine sub-alpine terrain, and past endless crystal clear lakes, the trail to the lookout is loaded with awesome scenery. The icing on the cake is reaching the Canyon and enjoying lunch at the lookout, complete with Whiskey Jacks and 180 degree mountain and valley views. If...
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  • Fraser-Fort George F, British Columbia

    Hike to Raven Lake

    5.0
    6.2 mi / 1476.4 ft gain
    To reach the trailhead travel east from Prince George on Highway 16. At 88 km turn right onto Hungary Creek Service Road. Travel 13 km on the main road and turn right at the junction (keep your eye out for the sign). From here there its only 3 km to the parking lot.Right off the start the trail c...
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  • Errington, British Columbia

    Summit Mount Cokely

    3.5
    The starting point depends a lot on the time of year and snow level. On a bad snow year you can get all the way to the old ski area base. Depending on the road conditions, however, be prepared to snowshoe/skin in anywhere from an extra 3 to 5 km (2-3 mi). The Rousseau Chute route is an alternativ...
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  • Beaverdell, British Columbia

    Ski or Snowboard Big White Ski Resort

    4.5
    Big White Ski Resort is located about 56 km southeast of Kelowna in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Its the highest summit in the Okanagan Highland. It is the third largest resort in British Columbia after Whistler-Blackcomb and Sun Peaks.From Kelowna, follow Highway 33 for 32 km (20 m...
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  • Youbou, British Columbia

    Hike Green Mountain, BC

    3.0
    3.1 mi / 985 ft gain
    Green Mountain is located out in the Nanaimo Lakes area and used to be a ski hill back in the 60's. There was a lodge and even a t-bar to get you up the hill (both of which are nothing more than dilapidated remains now). The mountain's ski-based past becomes apparent as you hike up through countl...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Mt. Seymour to Tim Jones Peak

    5.6 mi / 1607.6 ft gain
    You'll see traction of all sorts in the Mt. Seymour area during Winter months, including: yak tracks, microspikes, crampons, snowshoes, skis (with and without skins), and my personal favourite, the magic carpet.The Mt. Seymour trail parallels the Seymour downhill ski area. It follows up and over...
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  • Comox-Strathcona D, British Columbia

    Hike through Marble Meadows to the Wheaton Hut

    11.8 mi / 4593.2 ft gain
    Though the Meadows can be reached by an alternate (very long) route not requiring a boat, the standard access is had by crossing Buttle Lake from the Augerpoint Day Area parking lot on the Buttle Lake Parkway (turn south towards the Westmin mine at the Buttle Lake bridge, just before the provinci...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Winter Traversing of Spearhead

    1.0
    21.7 mi / 6560 ft gain
    Distance: 21.7 miles / 35 kmDuration: 1 - 3 DaysElevation Gain: ~ 6560 ft. / 2000 m. Take the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY 99) up to Whistler.50°06’48.9”N122°57’13.8”W Turn right off the highway at the Village Gate Boulevard, then left at the 3 way stop at Blackcomb Way. The entrance to the parking ...
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  • Sicamous, British Columbia

    Backcountry Ski at Blanket Glacier Chalet

    At Blanket Glacier Chalet, experience some of the best skiing in the area while taking time off from the rest of the world. This is not a strictly luxury experience, but you won't be roughing it, either: plan on lots delicious food, skiing your heart out, relaxing in the wood-fired sauna and enjo...
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  • Nelson, British Columbia

    Ski Tour to the Summit of Half Dome

    Hiking to the summit of Half Dome is a rewarding backcountry ski trip that can be done with ease of access from Whitewater Ski Resort.After riding the Silver King Lift (no inbounds ascent on foot allowed), exit the resort through the backcountry gate to the right of the lift. Follow the trail out...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Ski the "Peak To Creek" in Whistler

    4.0
    Start at the Creekside Gondola in the Whistler Creekside Village - The village that is closest to Vancouver. There is generally lots of parking in the parkade, although it can get very busy on the weekends. You will need a lift pass, which you can buy at guest services at the base of the Gondola....
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  • Fraser-Fort George G, British Columbia

    Ski or Snowboard at Powder King Mountain Resort

    5.0
    Powder King is approximately 2 hours, or 200km (124miles) North of Prince George, BC, Canada and Grande Prairie, Alberta is 384km (238miles) Southeast.Once you get to Powder King there is no cell phone service or access to WIFI, which makes it awesome as there are no distractions, just you, the ...
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  • Squamish, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Al's Habrich Trail

    3.7 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    Strap on your snowshoes and head up to the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, about a 45 minute drive from Vancouver. You can either take the gondola up (~$40), or hike up the Sea to Sky Summit trail that begins near the parking lot to the chief to get to the trailhead for Al's Habrich. If doing the...
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  • Nelson, British Columbia

    Backcountry Ski at Powder Creek Lodge

    Ask most people about the mountains of eastern British Columbia and they'll likely think you mean the Canadian Rockies. But mention the Purcell Mountains and you're more than likely to get a blank stare back at you. And that's a good thing.The Purcell Mountains in British Columbia run parallel to...
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