Powder Skiing British Columbia Ratings
When people think about amazing ski days they’re thinking of steep and deep powder, fresh untracked snow and uncrowded territory. We’re trying to find the best powder ski resorts British Columbia has to offer and with that we present Powder Skiing British Columbia Ratings.
About RED Mountain
There are a few distinct regions in BC known for their ski hills. There are the Coastal regions which include Vancouver, the Island as well as the more northerly coastal hills. There’s the Okanagan region in south central BC. There’s the Northern region including the central and northern interior and there’s the Southeastern region, which includes the resorts that are part of the Powder Highway. Each of these regions have characteristic weather patterns that greatly influence the quality of the snow and we’ll evaluate these accordingly.
BC’s Best Powder Skiing
Because the answer is quite simple and the reasons for it many, we start off by naming the hills that are part of the Powder Highway in Southeastern BC as the best powder ski resorts in British Columbia.
The fact is that they don’t suffer from the moisture and humidity found in the Coastal regions that creates heavy, sticky snow that’s hard to navigate. Similarly, because of the warmer climate, the ski resorts in the Okanagan have shorter seasons and denser powder. Whereas the Northern region suffers from a lack of infrastructure and grueling travel times.
The Powder Highway resorts, on the other hand, are located close to each other, the travel times short and, crucially, the climate makes for plenty of feathery, light powder that floats away when you cut through it. Cold, dry air doesn’t sound very appealing unless you’re looking for the ideal powder. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in Southeastern BC.
Skiing the Steep and Deep
Another factor that should be considered when rating the top powder ski resorts in BC are the runs on the hills themselves. Take RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, for example. Although one of the smaller ski resorts in the province, RED has some of the most technical runs around. Some argue that not only does it have the steepest ski slope in British Columbia, it has several of the steepest ski slopes in Canada. Ski Canada Magazine has rated the Rossland hill as having the “Best Steeps,” the “Best Powder” and the “Best Tree Runs.” So if you’re looking for deep skiing, steep skiing and tree skiing you’d do well to heed the word of Ski Canada Magazine and head out on the Powder Highway.
Of course, after a heavy day of powder skiing you’ll also need somewhere to eat, drink and sleep. The newest ski in, ski out hotel in Canada is conveniently located on the slopes of RED Mountain Resort. The Josie is a brand-new boutique hotel that’s ready to open for the start of the 2018/19 ski season. The in-house Velvet Restaurant & Lounge looks promising with its dedication to locally sourced food, beers and spirits paired with cozy indoor and scenic outdoor seating. And it’s hard to say “no” to plush, brand new hotel rooms and suites. All a perfect accompaniment to Canada’s best powder skiing.