Skiing in the BC Rockies

Skiing in the BC Rockies
Providers in this area.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort:

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in the B.C. Rockies offers visitors the option of soaking in natural outdoor mineral hot springs or enjoying the varied terrain and great snow conditions. skiing or snowboarding. A day lodge with restaurant and snack bar, lounges and a nightclub are found on the hill. From Fairmont, visitors have the option of exploring other nearby towns and mountains in the Columbia valley area. Located 32 km (20 miles) from Invermere BC on Highway 93.

Season: November to April
Annual Snowfall: 229 cm (7.5 ft)
Vertical Rise: 305 m (1000 ft)
Elevations: base 1280 m (4198 ft)
peak 1585 m (5199 ft)
# of runs: 12
Lifts: 3 triple chairs
Difficulty: 25% beginner, 60% intermediate, 15% advanced

Contact: phone (250) 345 6311
1 800 663 4979
snow phone (250) 345 6413

Fernie Alpine Resort:

Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the southeastern corner of the BC Rockies on the Crowsnest Highway #3, 5 km (3 miles) from Fernie. The Alberta border lies 60 km (40 miles) from the mountain and the USA border is 60 km (40 miles) away. Night skiing, cross-country trails, snowboarding, a ski shop and rentals, day care, ski school, on-mountain accommodation, restaurants and pubs are just some of the hill's attractions.

Season: November to late April Annual Snowfall: 875 cm (344 in) Vertical Rise: 730 m (2394 ft) Elevations: peak 1798 m (5897 ft) base 1068 m (3503 ft) # of Runs: 58 marked, 2 bowls, tree skiing Lifts: 1 quad, 2 triple chairs, 2 t-bars 1 platter, 1 handle tow Difficulty: 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced

Contact: Fernie Alpine Resort
Ski Area Road
Fernie BC, Canada
phone (250) 423 4655
snow phone (250) 423 3555

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort:

13km from the town of Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is the Canadian Rockies newest all season alpine fun spot. Kicking Horse (formerly Whitetooth) is located near the intersection of the Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy # 1) and Highway 95 and only a 2.5 hour drive from Calgary and 1.5 from Banff.

The face of Kicking Horse and indeed the mountain itself is ideally positioned to accommodate an outstanding winter season ski resort. North-East facing slopes allow for excellent snow retention. This is a place where the stories are almost too tall to believe; and where the expectations are great and the standards are higher. Take a gondola to the top of the mountain and discover Canada's most talked about elevated culinary experience; the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant. More and more people are discovering the ultimate Canadian Rocky Mountain destination of Golden at the centre of Kicking Horse Country.

Mountain Stats:
Annual Snowfall - Approx. 699cm (275 in)
Vertical drop - 1,260m (4,133 ft)
Top elevation - 2,450m (8,037 ft)
Base elevation - 1,190m (3,920 ft)

Lifts - 3 (1 gondola, 2 quad, 1 chair & 1 surface lift)
Runs - 106

Beginners -20%
Intermediate - 20%
Advanced - 45%
Expert - 15%

Trails - 38
Skiable area - 1,621h (4,005a)

Cross-country - 17k (11 m)
Snowboards - yes

For snow conditions phone: 250-439-5400

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Kimberley Alpine Resort:

Located near the city of Kimberley (20 minutes from Cranbrook, in the B.C. Rockies) this mountain offers a ski school, ski rentals, a repair and retail shop, conference rooms, day lodge, on-hill accommodation, a recreation centre, extensive trail system , snowboarding and skating pond. Varied terrain and consistent snow conditions make Kimberley Alpine Resort an excellent mountain to visit.

Season: mid December to mid April
Annual Snowfall: 342 cm (134.6 in)
Vertical Rise: 751 m (2465 ft)
Elevations: peak 1982 m (6501 ft)
base 1230 m (4035 ft)
# of Runs: 67 plus gladed terrain
Lifts: 1 high-speed quad, 2 triple chairs, 2 double chair, 2 t-bar, 2 pony tows, 1 magic carpet
Difficulty: 20% beginner, 45% intermediate, 35% advanced

Contact: Kimberley Alpine Resort PO Box 40,
North Star Blvd, Kimberley, BC V1A 2Y5
ph: (250) 427-4881
fax: (250) 427-3927

Panorama Resort:

Located 18 km (11.25 miles) west of Invermere on Highway 93 in the B.C. Rockies, this resort is easily accessible from Calgary Alberta, Banff Alberta and Spokane Washington. Panorama Resort offers visitors 22 km (13.6 miles) of cross-country trails, groomed runs with snowmakers, snowboarding facilities, a day lodge and mid-mountain hut, ski school, on-hill accommodation, hot tubs/jacuzzi/sauna, a recreation centre, conference rooms, restaurant and pubs. Also available are heli-skiing tours and sleigh rides. During the summer months enjoy whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and trail rides.

Ski Season: early December to mid April
9 am to 4 pm
Annual Snowfall: 279 cm (109 in)
Vertical Rise: 1311 m (4300 ft)
Elevations: peak 2408 m (7898 ft)
base 1158 m (3798 ft)
# of Runs: 55+
Lifts: 1 quad, 1 triple chair, 2 double chairs, 2 t-bars, 2 beginner tows
Difficulty: 20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced

Contact: Panorama Resort
Panorama BC
phone (250) 342 6941
fax (250) 342 3889
heli-skiing (250) 342 6941
snow phone (250) 342 6941
1 800 663 2929

Revelstoke Mountain Resort:

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is located in British Columbia, Canada on Mount Mackenzie in the Selkirk Mountains 6 km (3.5 miles) southeast of downtown Revelstoke. In addition to offering world-class lift, snowcat, and helicopter skiing and snowboarding, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is becoming a multi-phased resort community featuring a village heli-center, restaurants, retail shops, hotels, condominiums, townhomes, and single-family estate lots.

Vertical: 1,713 meters/5,620feet

Top Elevation: 2,225 meters/7,300 feet
Bottom Elevation: 512 meters/1,680 feet

Terrain: 1,214 hectares/3,031 acres

Number: 32
Longest Run: 15.2 km/9.5 miles (Last Spike)
Alpine Bowls: 4
7% Beginner/ 37% Intermediate/ 56% Advanced

Anticipation - 8-passenger, high-speed gondola
Revelation - 8-passenger, high-speed gondola
The Stoke - high-speed quad chair, travels 632 meters/2,073 feet in 6.3 minutes
Lift 14 - high-speed quad chair
Li'l Bit - Magic carpet

Historical Snowfall: 12 to 18 meters (40 to 60 feet) - Historical snowfall measured in the Selkirk Mountains


Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Lift Skiing - Guest Services Ph: 1.250.837.9400
Fx: 1.250.837.9427

Revelstoke: 1.250.837.7389
Salmon Arm: 1.250.804.8999

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