Tips for your Western Canada ski holiday


A successful ski vacation in British Columbia just requires a bit of planning. (Abby Cooper/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 tips for how to ski BC’s famed powdery snow. In this column, we have some insider tips on how to plan the best BC ski holiday.


If you’ve never planned a ski holiday before it might seem daunting with all the decisions that need to be made. Where to ski or board? What kind of gear to pack? Which airport to fly into? What kind of accommodations to book? Should you take lessons?

We’re here to help.  British Columbia is a massive ski region with many resorts, but we’ve helped zero in on the choices with the help of two ski industry pros with more than 40 years’ experience.

Get a jump on planning your Western Canada ski holiday with SnowSeekers’ tips on everything from how to pack to where to ski and stay.

Doc Pow and Powder Matt, with more than 40 years in western Canada’s ski industry, offer these 10 tips that will answer all of your questions, everything from how to save money (hint: book early), how to keep your holiday easy and breezy, and how to pick the best resort for the type of skiing or boarding you’re after.


Knowing what to pack and where to stay will save you money and allow you more time to ski. (Abby Cooper/SnowSeekers)

When it comes to packing, there are some general guidelines that will keep you comfortable and not going over the baggage weight limits.

Finally, if you’re undecided about which resort best suits your friends and family, a number of B.C. ski resorts stand out for snow conditions and deals.

All you have to do is show up with your game face on and ready to plow through the powder you’ve been dreaming about.

More information

Start planning your #SkiBC holiday here.

Will you choose the Powder Highway, the Interior or the Coast?

There are deals to be had at resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb and RCR resorts Fernie Alpine Resort and Kicking Horse.


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