What do you mean Spring Break is coming up!

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Have you had this conversation?

“What are we doing for spring break?” says the kid holding the snowboard trying to drop hints.

“It’s a month away…isn’t it?” says delusional parent staring at the sink of dirty dishes.

“No, Mom…it’s starting this week.”

In a dream world, the kid would put down the snowboard and help with the dishes so Mom could quickly plan the holiday. Instead, we are doing the planning for you. Here’s SnowSeekers’ top ideas for an epic vacation to popular resorts and some truly bucket list adventures that will blow the buckles off your teen’s boots. 

Kimberley Alpine Resort makes family fun simple

Don’t you love waking up in the morning to the sound of the chairlift starting up? At Kimberley Alpine Resort, that’s a reality with so many on-slope options for accommodation. Top that off with a wide variety of terrain, ski camps and lessons, it makes for an easy choice for a holiday. Rent fat tire bikes for an afternoon of thrills and spills on the set trail on the golf course. The town is only a few kilometres away offering exceptional choices for dinner.

Read about Andrew Penner's recent visit here.

Kelowna and Big White pour it on

Big White Ski Resort is only an hour east of Kelowna, making Kelowna a great basecamp for a family wanting to take in the slopes and maybe some city recreation. Plan days at the resort ripping through the snow ghost forests as a family or, take advantage of the camps or kids centre so you can shred the double-blacks on your own. The village has so many options for accommodations, food and entertainment (like the ice climbing tower), you might not want to leave. But do. Kelowna has lots to see and do.

We recently visited the Okanagan to see what Kelowna and Big White are all about. Read about it here.

Photographer: Andrew Penner

Vernon has tons of ski options

Maybe you want to shake up your skiing experience with some downhill and cross-country skiing, or if your kid deserves a reward for stellar grades, maybe some backcountry is in order. Vernon and SilverStar can make that happen. SilverStar has tons of terrain to keep the family busy and a village full of entertainment from fat tire bike trails to horse-drawn carriage rides. But if you want some skinny-ski action, stop in at Sovereign Lake just a couple of kilometres down the road from SilverStar. Over 105 kilometres of trails are waiting. And for that A-student, head to the untouched alpine meadows in the Monashees with KingFisher Heli Skiing.

Did you know that Vernon is home to a trifecta of skiing options? Find out more here.

Marmot – your private mountain getaway

Okay, Marmot won’t be yours alone, but it will feel like it. Jasper and Marmot Basin are both low-key and handle the family crowds with zen-like calm. Marmot loves the beginners and offers great camps and lessons. For the little skiers, let them discover the Troll Cave, the Dragons Den and all the tree runs on the lower half of the mountain. In town, the options for dinning and accommodations are fantastic – especially because the summer crowds are still months away.

Jasper and Marmot are perfect for families. Learn why here.

Powder King
Photographer: Doc Pow

Powder King lives up to its name

Boasting over 41 feet of snow annually – is amazing. That’s the same distance as a standard city bus is from headlamp to tailpipe…in snow…vertically. So, imagine taking the kids and the fat skis so far off the grid – some 200 km north of Prince George for an amazing week of frolicking in the forest. Powder King offers both lift access and reasonably priced cat skiing in bowl after bowl of dreamy glades. Talk about bonding moment!

We recently made our visit to uncover that things in Powder Town are alive and well. Read more about our #SkiNorthBC adventure.

Go further and be rewarded at Hudson Bay

Fly into Smithers in Northern B.C. and experience the biggest backyard of waist-deep powder you have ever seen. Take that A-student and reward their efforts with a few days of downhill skiing at Hudson Bay – literally on the edge of town, then surprise her/him with a day cat skiing with a guide.

Can we just say right now, that you will be the most epic parent ever after that journey? Learn about our recent adventure to the area.

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