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Curate your ultimate snow holiday ski safari through British Columbia, Canada

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Explore a winter playground of world-class skiing & snowboarding, unforgettable off-mountain adventures, luxury accommodations, and fine dining in the trip of a lifetime

With deep powder snow, a lively après scene, and quintessentially Canadian winter activities, a snow holiday to British Columbia is practically a rite of passage for snow lovers. Scattered across 10 diverse mountain ranges, British Columbia’s ski resorts are abundant with mountain adventure and rich with sophisticated small-town charm. Book a car, a tour, or a driver and you’ve got a snow escape unlike any other, with picturesque roads connecting the resorts for a multi-stop trip filled with big mountains, varied terrain, and consistent snowfall.

Start your luxury adventure in Vancouver, a city renowned for its friendliness, natural beauty, and world-class culinary scene, before heading to Whistler for the start of your ski adventures. With its jaw-dropping scenery, world-class skiing and snowboarding, and endless apres options in the picturesque pedestrian Village, your dream snow holiday is just starting.

Once you land in Vancouver, check into the luxury Wedgewood Hotel & Spa and ease into your trip amongst the gardens and waterfalls of Robson Square. Check into one of their 83 guest rooms and suites, and unwind in the Wedgewood’s old-world glamour. Grab a drink in the mahogany wood-panelled bar, curl up with a book in front of one of their many fireplaces, or prime your muscles for your ski escape with a long soak in one of the in-room baths.

Keep the luxury going in Whistler at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Combining classic elegance and a modern alpine aesthetic, the ski-in/ski-out resort caters for every kind of group; from family getaways to romantic escapes. Situated at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the resort looks like it’s right out of a story book, and features 519 newly renovated rooms and suites, exceptional dining, the serine Vida Spa, slopeside pools and hot tubs, and a fully-equipped health club, and is all just steps away from Whistler Village.

Mogul Ski World – Australia’s premier snow travel company – can offer exclusive deals to some of British Columbia’s best ski resorts, including Fairmont Chateau Whistler. With their early booking special, you can save 25% and receive up to $500CAD in bonus resort credit.

Stay seven nights at Fairmont Chateau Whistler in a Fairmont Room including Return Transfers for two adults, starting from a total of $6050*

For those planning a ski road trip across the Powder Highway Ski Safari route, unlock other Early Bird Specials at the Glacier Mountaineer Lodge at Kicking Horse, The Josie at Red Mountain, and Sutton Place Hotel at Revelstoke.

Book with Mogul Ski World for exclusive benefits and VIP perks.

Located in the stunning Skeena Range of Northern British Columbia, Northern Escape Heli Skiing can take you into a backcountry paradise, with some of the planet’s deepest, driest, and most reliable snowpacks.

British Columbia is the birthplace of heli-skiing and Northern Escape is easily British Columbia’s most accessible heli-ski and heli-boarding operator, with three boutique, luxury lodges just a short 1.5 hour flight from Vancouver.

The terrain is wild and expansive, featuring alpine bowls, immense glaciers, steep couloirs and epic tree skiing. With 5,500 sq kms of big mountain, powder skiing as your exclusive playground, it truly doesn’t get any better.

Get a culture fix in Whistler, with a lively arts scene that spans engaging local workshops, art exhibitions, music and theatrical performances, international film events, culinary events, and more.

Educate yourself on local culture at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, a celebration of the shared histories of two of British Columbia’s Indigenous nations; immerse yourself in local and national art at the majestic Audain Art Museum; or ignite your senses at the region’s newest attraction, Vallea Lumina, an immersive light show set in the forested surrounds of Cougar Mountain.

A trip to British Columbia isn’t just about the snow, it’s also a culinary trail that features globally recognised gastronomic delights. Top of the list is the Michelin starred restaurant Barbara in Vancouver, while Araxi in Whistler brings premium seafood to the slopes. SIDECUT Stakehouse at the Four Seasons Resort & Spa Whistler provides an iconic steakhouse experience, while a log cabin on Sproatt Mountain offers a truly special culinary adventure in the Callaghan backcountry thanks to Canadian Wilderness Adventures.

Ski Safari

Once you’ve checked Vancouver and Whistler off your list, it’s time to head to the famed Powder Highway, a route that connects a number of British Columbia’s famed resorts and heli and cat operations. Here, eight world-class resorts are accessed via scenic highways that meander along mammoth blue lakes with crystal waters and snow-lined beaches, dotted along the way with unique mountain towns.

The heritage mining town of Fernie Alpine Resort serves up a charming Main Street in the shadow of a five-bowl ski resort.  Nearby Panorama Mountain Resort is known for uber groomers and a back bowl for the adventurous looking for a patrolled backcountry-style ski experience. Ice Skaters can also get their fix with the world’s longest ice-skating trail near Invermere.

Further along the route, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will school you with 60 double blacks on the mountain, while just outside the Bavarian town of Cranbrook, Kimberley Alpine Resort is the hidden gem down a side street you never knew existed. Those who like it steep and deep will find their groove at RED Mountain Resort, where a day on the slopes can end with a stop at Rossland Beer Company, a longtime local favourite.

Keep your journey going with a caffeine pitstop at Oso Negro before hitting the cult-classic Whitewater Ski Resort. Add the infamous 1,700 metres of vertical at Revelstoke Mountain Resort to the mix on a guided mountain tour, and you’ve conquered the highway.

Deciding how to tackle your British Columbia snow adventure can be a challenge – as all the resorts are wonderful and the options can be overwhelming! To plan your ideal winter escape to BC, reach out to Mogul Ski World’s Snow Travel Experts on and let them build your dream itinerary, packaging it all up along with lift tickets, rentals and flights for an unbeatable deal and no-fuss trip from start to finish!

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