The weather has never been more perfect for ski season in the Okanagan! The skies are blue with above freezing temperatures in the valley and the mountains are full of fresh powder. There are so many amazing ski destinations throughout British Columbia and the Okanagan is a great place to start. With Big White less than 60 minute drive from Kelowna and Silver Star only a half hour northeast of Vernon. Both hills offer a range of accommodations for those coming in from out of town. Big White and Silver Star are family friendly ski hills that offer ski lessons, childcare and a wide range of beginner to advanced ski runs.
When your taking a break from skiing there are several coffee shops, restaurants and chalets to relax in with a hot drink. Take a stroll through the several shops where you can browse through souvenirs and gifts, purchase a some new snow gear or pick up one of the ever so popular Big White toques.
Not a skier? Your in luck because both hills offer an abundance of activities including: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice wall climbing, tubing, ice skating, mini snowmobile rentals and yoga! There is so many things to do at these two mountain resorts that you’ll always have something to do and never get bored.
Looking for a more exhilarating adventure? Head up to Revelstoke for more challenging slopes and if your up for it try out Cat or Heli Skiing! Revelstoke gets an unbelievable amount of snow annually and Cat and Heli skiing offer up a chance to make tracks on untouched terrain. See more articles by Paul Bradbeer on his website.