Castle Mountain: Persistent Powder
If you know where to go, you can ride untouched powder most days until closing time.
Fernie: Legendary Powder
Snagged a spot on Skiing Magazine’s top 25 North American ski resorts (No. 5).
Kimberly: A Hidden Gem
Crowd-free skiing when all runs are open; 2 km lit run at night.
Kicking Horse: Continuous Vertical Cruising
Revamps galore include a new access route to trails that run the length of peak to base.
Lake Louise – Sunshine – Mount Norquay: Triple Hitter
See the natural beauty the area’s known for with their interchangeable lift ticket that lets you ski/board all three.
Nakiska: Close to Home
Snow closest to Calgary (not counting COP).
Panorama Mountain Village: Undeservedly Bashed
It’s isolated, a ways from Calgary, and yes, the snowfalls are inconsistent with moguls that aren’t death-defying experiences, but when the snow is good, the runs are wide open with some of the best terrain in the area if you know where to look.
Red Mountain: Play with the Big Kids
The place for powder hounds/experts. Beginners/intermediates will have difficulty during heavy snowfalls.
Revelstoke: Aging Well
On the verge of morphing into a world-class resort, with plans for a 6,000 foot vertical descent (longest in North America).
Whistler Blackcomb: The Jewel in B.C.’s Crown
Above-average snowfall this year. What are you waiting for?