The ski resorts of British Columbia can take your ski experience to the next level with innovative new programs and personalized training camps.
Ready to up your game on the slopes this winter? The ski resorts of British Columbia can take your ski experience to the next level with innovative new programs and personalized training camps that will have you skiing like – or with – a pro. And thanks to the attractive U.S./Canadian exchange rate, U.S. residents get more for less.
Ready to be the star of your very own ski movie? Revelstoke’s Paparazzi Pass allows you to record your ski experience through strategically placed high-definition cameras. Skiers can download an app for Android or iOS and register online. Then when you are at marked Paparazzi spots – including the Stoke Chair and North Bowl – the cameras will begin recording. Off the slopes, you can check out the action online. It’s the ultimate selfie! Located in southeast B.C., Revelstoke is a seven-hour drive from Seattle.
Ski or snowboard with Olympic athletes, including Julia Murray, Kristi Richards and Mercedes Nicoll through Whistler Blackcomb’s Ski with an Olympian program. You can hear their stories as you follow in their tracks and learn their champion techniques.
Also at Whistler Blackcomb is Extremely Canadian, offering Backcountry Adventures. The guides will share techniques and tactics to hone skiing abilities, boost safety knowledge and heighten awareness in big mountain terrain. Its Steep Skiing clinics are all about improving and refining off-piste techniques, and finding the best chutes, bowls, couloirs, trees and steeps on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
Located 45 minutes north of Kamloops, Sun Peaks Resort offers training programs for everyone – from toddlers through adults – through its Sports School. Female skiers can explore the mountain together through the resort’s Ski Sister program and experts can tackle powder, glades and bumps with top professionals through the resort’s Beyond the Groomers Camp.
Located three hours west of Calgary, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s Big Mountain Clinics, presented by Helly Hansen, are perfect for the skier/snowboarder who wants to progress to a new level in terrain exploration. Led by a certified expert, the full-day clinic is a unique offering in the industry and will show you how to maximize the snow conditions and tap into the resort’s incredible terrain. Advance registration is required.
Whitewater Ski Resort is located approximately 14 miles south of Nelson, B.C., and shuttle service is available from the Spokane International Airport. Through the resort’s Freeride Fridays, coaches lead skiers through the finer points of steeps, trees, pillows and drops. A similar program is available for women only through the resort’s Ladies Day held on Wednesdays. Or try the resort’s Powderhound Experience. Ski pros will take you off the groomers and into off-piste terrain. You’ll learn the ins and outs of skiing through the trees or through wide-open powder fields – it’s the perfect training for those of you who are interested in heli-skiing this winter.
Find out why British Columbia is a paradise for skiers. Plan your trip at winterwithin.ca