How to ski the sweet powder of BC


You don’t have to be a professional to hit the slopes. (Photo Courtesy Dave Heath/SnowSeekers) 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 the science of snow. In this column, we give you tips on how to ski the sweet powder of BC.


You may never have encountered miles and miles of deep, fluffy snow on the slopes if you grew up skiing the hills of Ontario.

But when you head out on B.C.’s famed Powder Highway for your ski holiday this year, you’re bound to encounter what’s known as the Champagne of snow in these parts.

It’s nothing at all like skiing hard-pack, so we can help you navigate what’s sure to become the highlight of your Western Canada ski holiday.

Start planning your ski days here with help from SnowSeekers, an authority on all things Western Canada ski & snowboard. Then you’ll be ready to explore the rest of the Powder Highway, home to  home to seven resorts, including Fernie, Kimberley, Red and Whitewater.


It didn’t take this skier long to get the hang of it in Fernie, British Columbia. (Abby Cooper/SnowSeekers)

You’ll need some fatter skis and a sense of adventure as you get used to floating through the powder. Take your time and let the snow be your guide.

The best part is – that when you fall – and you will, like we all do – it’ll be a super soft landing, kind of like tumbling on piles of feathers.

And once you do uncover these sweet, sugary stashes, remember what we say out here, ‘there are no friends on powder days.’ But we’ll leave that up to you.


Here is an Easterner’s guide on SnowSeekers to skiing BC’s powdery runs.

Check out SnowSeekers to learn more about what to expect out of your ski or snowboard adventure to Whistler.

Get a jump on booking your trip on B.C’s Powder Highway here, book now and save through Resorts of the Canadian Rockies ski & stay packages – owners of Fernie and Kimberley Mountain Resorts.



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