Plan Your Boundary Country Ski Adventure – Boundary Creek Times
After all, what better way to experience snow-covered vistas than atop a mountain? With three unique resorts in the area, Boundary Country offers a skiing experience for everyone.
A family affair at Large white
The prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine recently released its list of the 5 best ski resorts in Canada: Readers’ Choice Award 2021 and guess who took second on the list? You guessed it: Big White Ski Resort.
They are no strangers to awards, winning the No.1 spot in the Ski Canada Review 2016 award for best family complex, best grooming and best snow. When people call Big White a world class family ski resort, they really mean it. There are many national and international recognitions and awards that “Canada’s Favorite Family Resort” can take its hat off, but the experiences – and the snow – speak for themselves.
Big White is aimed at all types of mountain enthusiasts. There are 7,355 acres of land with 188 designated trails ranging from beginner trails and snow groomers to double black diamonds and a fully loaded city park. A ski-in-ski-out village is located in the heart of Big White which features restaurants, bars, retail stores, the day lodge, a children’s center and more. Don’t ski or snowboard? Do not worry! Big White has lots of great, family-friendly activities like a tube park, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, and snowshoeing! Big White Ski Resort can do it all – it truly is the perfect winter vacation.
Ski Phoenix – The best little mountain in British Columbia
Phoenix Mountain is located in the heart of Boundary Country (30 minutes from both Large fork and Green wood), and captured the hearts of many locals and visitors. What Phoenix lacks in size, it makes up for in quality and character. The tracks are wide open, located in the picturesque frozen forests of the border country. The views are second to none and the relaxed and inviting community atmosphere is renowned.
As a small mountain, Phoenix is ideal for a day trip while exploring your way through the border country. Beginners have more than enough room to learn a new hobby and advanced riders will find ample powder reserves with 15 trails and 800 feet of vertical accessible by a T-bar for a day of old school fun. and adrenaline. Relax on the lodge’s sun terrace and chat with locals during a break for the real Phoenix experience.
Dip into the powder Baldy Mountain Station
Baldy Mountain Resort is another boutique ski resort, but it’s renowned for its abundance of powder. As BC’s ski area with the third highest elevation, Baldy has a ton of fluffy white stuff to hike, even if you don’t arrive early in the morning. Baldy is located about 25 minutes from Bridesville and claims an average ratio of .2 skiers per acre of land. Take your space, take your time and make the most of your day hitting the Baldy slopes.
Baldy is a must have for powder dogs as he receives over 25 to 35 feet of dry, light powder each season. Bordering Canada’s only desert, the mountain offers moderate temperatures and views just as spectacular as anywhere in the border country – views often enhanced by blue bird days!
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