Greens and blues galore on BC’s ski coast

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Heading for the top! Jaw-dropping coastal views in BC. (Jessica Payne) is excited to partner with SnowSeekers through January 2018 to bring you stories and inspiration about booking a snow-filled adventure you won’t soon forget. In previous installments we wrote about the fine powder on BC’s coast and tips for how to ski powder. In this column, we help you find the best-groomed green and blue runs at BC’s coastal resorts.


Although Canada’s coastal ski areas have a reputation for technically challenging terrain, it’s not all steep and deep out here. If you’re more accustomed to blue and green cruisers, fear not because the coastal resorts offer some of the smoothest blue and green run groomers found anywhere.


Skiers enjoy the powder on a bluebird day. (Abby Cooper/SnowSeekers)

At Whistler Blackcomb, you’re spoiled for choice with runs like Zig Zag, weaving its way down Blackcomb like a gentle but fun roller coaster. Then there’s Burnt Stew Trail, an eight-mile long mountainside meander with breathtaking views of nearby Garibaldi Provincial Park and its signature peak, Black Tusk.

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Then you’ll be ready to explore the rest of BC’s coast region, home to several resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb and Cypress Mountain.

Other WB faves include high-alpine cruising at its absolute finest on the Saddle, and Peak to Creek, possibly the longest continuous blue run in North America. This legendary run boasts panoramic, 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers from its start atop Whistler Mountain.


Skiers get ready to hit the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb. (Andrew Strain/SnowSeekers)

Closer to Vancouver, Cypress Mountain offers the most terrain found in the North Shore Mountains. And has plenty of blue and green runs, including Panorama Trail, featuring incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver city lights, and beautiful coastal mountains. Also check out Mount Washington on Vancouver Island, with its incredible 11.5 metres of average annual snowfall. Its signature cruiser, The Coaster, offers impressive vistas across the Strait of Georgia all the way to the Sunshine Coast.

More information

Explore some of BC’s top groomer runs here in this SnowSeekers story.

Check out some of the ski and stay deals at Whistler Blackcomb.

Start planning your BC Coastal ski trip here.

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