While the kids play pond hockey in the mid-mountain village, powder hounds seek freshies among the snow ghosts in the glades. In the backcountry, cross-country skiers wind along endless trails from the ski-in, ski-out at area resorts.

It’s not every day you meet a guy named Snowy Joey and ski perfect glades wearing a personalized scarf deeming you to be a Babe. But over the Family Day weekend, my family and I did just that.

"It'’s so soft",” says a newly arrived Australian couple in unison as they touch snow for the first time in their lives at Big White Ski Resort. Magical snow - the dry, fluffy, soft-as-marshmallows variety is part of the thrill of a visit to this mountain. 

SilverStar Mountain Resort is located within B.C.'s Okanagan, just 25 km outside of Vernon. Kelowna's International Airport is 75 km south of SilverStar.

The full mountain village of Big White Ski Resort is found in Kelowna, about 60 km east of the city's international airport in British Columbia's Okanagan region.

Baldy is located on the south side of Mount Baldy in South Okanagan, just north of the Canada-US border. Baldy has a base elevation of 5,650 feet above sea level, which is 2,000 feet below the mountain peak.

Apex Mountain Resort has everything you're looking for. Unique, challenging terrain, tons of the lightest snow around & friendly locals.

Jingle bells on two eager Clydesdales chimed as we slid through the snow on our way to a warming hut for brunch. “It’s a winter wonderland!” says a young guest who was staying at Big White with her family.

Sun Peaks Resort is a full mountain village located 60 km from Kamloops and its international airport.

They’re known as the Naughty Neighbours. You might notice this gaggle of adventure-minded folks who call SilverStar Mountain Resort home for all or a good part of the winter.