From powder hunter to après lover, British Columbia’s 13 major ski resorts offer something for every kind of ski and boarder.

We’ve matched your style with a BC resort that’s got your name on it.

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  1. You’re an adventure seeker

Taking in the view at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Photo by Destination BC/Reuben Krabbe

Adrenaline junkies, line right up. We have the perfect resort for those who like to keep their hearts pumping and blood rushing – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

This resort has a reputation for being steep, with the majority of runs here classified as either black or double black. Step off the gondola, take one look over at the rocky chutes that line the ridges of the resort, and get ready to ski and snowboard your heart out.

2. Suns out, guns out, fair-weather junkies

Skiing at Sun Peaks. Photo by Destination BC/Ryan Creary

British Columbia is known for big snowfalls, and with big snowfalls, it’s fair to expect a couple of cloudy days during your stay in the province. If you’re looking to maximise your on-mountain sunny days, there’s no going past Sun Peaks Resort.

There’s a ‘sun’ in the name for a reason – this resort is well-known for its amount of sunny days in the season, while still offering the amount of fresh powder snow that makes the interior of the province so well-known.

3. The powder hunter

Powder skiing at Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo by Destination BC/Kari Medig

Say hello to Whitewater Ski Resort. This authentic resort is located on BC’s Powder Highway for a reason, with over 12 metres of the white stuff falling here every season.

The best part is that it’s located close to other resorts along the Powder Highway that are equally well-known for their epic powder stashes, including Fernie Alpine Resort, RED Mountain Resort, Panorama Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort, making it easy to road-trip around the region and sniff out the best powder days. Being off the regularly beaten track, you’re also unlucky to find too many crowds at any of these resorts, even on the snowiest of days.

4. Après god or goddess

Heading to apres at Big White Ski Resort. Photo by Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

Skiing is a great way to get some exercise before getting to the après. Big White Ski Resort has your name written all over it. The variety of restaurants, bars and pubs on-mountain means there’s always somewhere to ski into for a drink, whether it’s the on-mountain institution of Snowshoe Sam’s or the family-friendly Happy Valley Day Lodge. Don’t go past the Gunbarrel Grill, home to the famous Gunbarrel Coffee, which involves fire, liquor and a double barrel Montgomery Ward & Co. shot gun from the early 1900’s.

5. The ‘pro’ filmer (in training)

Chalets at SilverStar Mountain Resort with the Monashee Mountains in the distance. Photo by Destination BC/Andrew Strain

Addicted to getting the best possible Instagram everywhere you go? Can’t travel without making a Go Pro edit? You’ll need a resort with epic views around every corner. And while there’s no shortage of views across British Columbia you might find a favourite in SilverStar Mountain Resort.

SilverStar is famous for its village, lined with colourful buildings that look as though they’re straight out of a fairy tale – a perfect backdrop for that Instagram photo shoot. And when you hit the slopes, you’ll find beautiful cruisy runs lined with trees on the front side of the mountain, along with epic mountain views from the double black back side, excellent for inducing intrigue amongst your followers.

6. The non-skier (is there such a thing?)

Pond hockey on Green Lake, below a glowing sunset on Whistler Mountain.

For a non-skier it’s really hard to go past one of the best mountains in the world, Whistler Blackcomb. Oh, the irony. From winter ziplining, dogsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice climbing to bungee jumping, ice fishing, tube parks, sleigh rides, tree top adventures, bobsleigh and skeleton, there’s no shortage of things to do – you can even take a helicopter excursion to an ice cave.

For more information skiing and snowboarding in British Columbia – along with the road trips, the activities on offer and, of course, the scenery – click here.

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