Interior BC

Province / State

British Columbia’s second-largest ski resort, Sun Peaks Resort, demands days of exploration to appreciate it fully. Or you can explore it for one long day, thanks to a pair of unique offerings at the resort, skiers can schuss from sunup to sundown — and beyond.

The sun still had another 90 minutes before it would light up the base area and the first ride on the gondola was still two hours away – but that didn’t deter the crowds from gathering. As old and new friends gathered in the dark at 7 a.m., the music and single light from the lift shack created a party mood. After all, there was reason to celebrate, it was the count down to the first run of the bonus weekend at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

When it comes to planning your ski vacation to British Columbia's interior, rule No. 1 is the earlier you book the better.

Who better to glean spring-skiing tips from than Olympic champion Nancy Greene?

I'd heard that Big White Ski Resort was known for having the "Best Snow in North America," well at least according to the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. That's a pretty big statement, so I set out to see for myself what makes this place a powder heaven.

My first visit to Sun Peaks, Canada's second largest ski area was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had, and for reasons you would never expect.

As Canada's 2nd Largest Ski Area, Sun Peaks Resort has loads to offer the winter visitor from the obvious skiing and snowboarding to Nordic skiing, dog sledding, tubing - and even ice fishing.

"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. 

If you've ever been to an end-of-the-road town, you know they're always a bit different.

I’ve become a skiing wimp in my middle-age. Black diamond runs that I would have once skied with abandon have little appeal. Fortunately cruisers, especially the groomers with untracked corduroy and mogul runs, providing the moguls come in nice shapes remain perennial favourites.