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Skiing in Central & Eastern B.C.
British Columbia Winter Sports
Silver Star Mountain Ski Area
The B.C. Rockies are known for their scenery, snowfall, and slopes galore. Ski enthusiasts flock to eastern British Columbia for some of the best skiing in the country.
Set near Fernie in the Lizard Range, Fernie Alpine Resort features impressive snowfall, and offers roughly 2,500 skiable acres. Fernie Alpine offers 140 runs and five alpine bowls – all supported by 10 lifts.
Panorama Mountain yields 2,847 skiable acres, and features two terrain parks and over 120 runs – the longest of which is 5.5 kilometers. Found in the Selkirk Mountains, Whitewater Ski Resort offers 1,184 acres of skiable terrain, including 46 runs – the longest being 1,609 meters.
Closer to central B.C., ski areas like Sun Peaks and Silver Star attract winter sports enthusiasts from all over British Columbia and the northwestern United States. Located in Kamloops and formerly Tod Mountain, Sun Peaks Mountain ski area features 122 runs over 3,678 skiable acres – the longest being eight kilometers.
Found in the Okanagan Highland, near Kelowna, Big White Mountain boasts the highest summit in the area, and is B.C.’s second largest ski area. Big White offers 118 ski trails over 2,765 skiable acres, plus other activities like snowmobiling, sleigh riding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice-skating, and the Mega Snow Coaster tube park.
Other central B.C. ski areas include Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon, and the Red Mountain Ski Resort near Trail – both in the Monashee Mountains. Red Mountain is one of North America’s oldest ski areas, and boasts 4,200 skiable acres. Silver Star Mountain Resort features the Telus Terrain Park and 115 runs over 3,065 acres.
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