Best Ski/Snowboard Resorts in B.C./Columbia Valley

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s Best of the Mountains 2023 ballot, where readers voted for their favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains near Calgary.

Panorama Mountain Resort. Photo courtesy of Panorama Mountain Resort.

Winner

Panorama Mountain Resort

Nestled in B.C.’s Purcell Mountain Range, Panorama Mountain Resort spreads across nearly 3,000 acres and offers more than 120 runs. The site is known for its long descents, its longest being a double-black diamond dubbed “Wild Thing” spanning 6.5 kilometres. The resort also offers downhill skiers and snowboarders open bowls, ridges and chutes to ride. Those who choose to stay at Panorama have the option to ski-in or out, and can access the expansive outdoor pools and hottubs. Thrill-seeking visitors can also book heli-skiing and snowboard adventures to reach new terrain, fresh snow and more mountain views.

2000 Panorama Dr., Panorama, B.C., 250-342-6941, panoramaresort.com, @panoramaresort

 

Runners-up

Fernie Alpine Resort

5339 Fernie Ski Hill Rd., Fernie, B.C., 250-423-4655, skifernie.com, @ferniealpineresort

 

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

2950 Camozzi Rd., Revelstoke, B.C., 866-373-4754, revelstokemountainresort.com, @revelstokemtnresort

 

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, B.C., 250-439-5425, kickinghorseresort.com, @kickinghorsemtn

 

Kimberley Alpine Resort

301 North Star Blvd., Kimberley, B.C., 250-427-4881, skikimberley.com, @kimberleyalpineresort

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