Winter Sports in Vancouver Coast & Moutnains
Backcountry/Telemark Locales

If you head up into the mountains that immediately surround Vancouver you know what you'll find - nothing and lots of it. Endless, undeveloped backcountry stretching for hundreds of kilometers. Backcountry skiers with the skills and equipment (avalanche poles, shovels, beacons as well as skins, backcountry skis and supplies) will never have to cross thier own tracks again.

Garibaldi Peak

Garibaldi Provincial Parks is within an hour of Vancouver. It has several traverses with a hut system and some good loops for day skiers. Further up the road towards Pemberton and Lilloette their are perhaps a dozen other areas for experts skiers. If you head east up the Fraser Valley you can cut some tracks in Manning Provincial Park. Futher into the interior their are dozens of other areas to choose from with some of the best skiing in the world.

  • Kane Valley - BC: Merritt
  • Garibaldi Lake - BC: Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • Whistler Blackcomb - BC: Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • Black Tusk - BC: Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • McBride Range - BC: Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • Singing Pass - BC: Garibaldi Povincial Park
  • Stein Divide - BC:
  • Golden Ears - BC: Golden Ears Provincial Park
  • Mount Seymour - BC: See Mount Seymour Provincial Park
  • Grouse Mountain - BC:
  • Hollyburn Mountain - BC: See Cypress Provincial Park
  • Garabaldi Traverse - BC: See Garabaldi Provincial Park
  • Diamond Head - BC: Garibaldi Provincial Park
  • Tetrahedron Peak - BC:
  • Brandy Wine - BC:
  • Squamish Cheakamus - BC:
  • Coquihalla Mountain - BC: Manning Provincial Park
  • Mount Outram - BC: Manning Provincial Park
  • Lillooet Icefields - BC:
  • Waddington Divide - BC:
  • Snass Mountain - BC: Manning Provincial Park
  • Three Brothers - BC: Manning Provincial Park
  • Skyline Trail - BC: Manning Provincial Park
  • Pemberton Ice Cap - BC:
    Whistler / Blackcomb
      Cross Country Skiing

    Whistler is more than a downhill center their are over 35km of cross country trails as well, much of which is in the Lost Lake area. Also in the Sea to Summit corridor you'll find Cypress Bowl which has excellent skiing, and even has some lighted trails. Just a little closer to the city you'll find Grouse Mountain also offers some good trials for the kick and glide set.

    If you're travelling up the Fraser don't pass Manning Provincial Park by. The trails here range from trackset to backcountry make your own, all in an incredible setting.
  • Cypress Bowl Cross Country Ski Area BC
  • Grouse Mountian - Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding, North Vancouver, Vancouver Coast and Mountians, British Columbia
  • Kane Valley BC
  • Larch Hills Ski Center BC
  • Manning Provincial Park - Downhill Skiing, Snow Boarding, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, North Cascades, Resort, Hope, Vancouver Coast and Mountians, British Columbia
  • Mount Seymour - Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Coast Mountains, North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Whistler Cross Country Ski Trails - Cross Country Skiing, Sea to Sky, British Columbia
    Skiing & Snow Boarding
    A view of Blackomb from the top of the gondola at whistler
      Heli Skiing & Boarding

    Part of the thrill in heli-skiing comes even before you reach your kick-off point. On a clear day in the mountains the view is unparalled. Of course the exhileration of carving through waist deep powder is difficult to even be verbalized. Canada's backcountry skiing and boarding is amongst the finest in the world. If your skills are honed and you love the outdoors don't think of passing it up!

    Whistler Heli-Skiing - Backcountry Heli-Skiing and Boarding, 604-932-4105, heliski@direct.ca, Whistler, Vancouver Coast and Mountains, British Columbia


    Dog Sledding

  • Wilderness Adventures - Dog Sledding, Whistler, Vancouver Coast and Mountains, British Columbia