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Dr Morris loves to ski and loves to share favorite ski places.   Whistler is great but there is so much more to Western Canada skiing in the Rocky Mountains!  Here is his hidden list of great skiing in Alberta and BC.    (Eastern Canada coming soon!)

Sunshine Village Skiing
Sunshine Village - 2017

Western Canada Skiing 

 Whistler Blackcomb - http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/ 

Largest in Canada – Peak to peak gondola 

Favorite Runs – Blackcomb Glacier - anything around Kaleidoscope  

Amazing Village, Après Ski and nightlife 

Skied here dozens of time – snow unpredictable 

Fly to Vancouver BC – easy access depending on traffic, ~2+hrs from Vancouver 

 

Sun Peaks - http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/winter/ 

Second Largest in Canada – Patrolled back country skiing/riding @ Mt Tod 

Favorite Runs – Hat Trick & The Sticks  

Good Village but limited night life 

Skied here once (Dec/Jan) – upper elevations great snow, lower village poor coverage 

Fly to Kamloops BC 

 

Big White - www.bigwhite.com 

Known for great snow – ice climbing and many activities 

Favorite Runs – Paradise & Paradise Glades 

Good Village but limited night life 

Skied here twice (Dec/Feb) – Great snow 

Fly to Kelowna BC 

 

Silver Star - http://winter.skisilverstar.com/ 

Known for great snow – tubing and many activities one price  

Favorite Runs – Bon Diablo 

Limited Village – would not stay here – 2 sides to mountain with long T bar traverse (the one’s boarders hate) 

Skied here twice (Dec/Feb) – Great snow 

Supposed to have a new Gondola soon to help lift lines

Fly to Kelowna BC,  near Vernon BC 

 

Fernie  - http://www.skifernie.com/ 

Not much Village – town of Fernie is cute – (hot tub time machine filmed here) 

Favorite Runs – Anything into Currie bowl 

Limited Village – huge range of terrain 

Skied here twice (Jan/March) – Too warm in mid-March 

Fly to Calgary – long drive 

 

Kimberly  - http://skikimberley.com/  

One of few resorts with night skiing 

Favorite Runs – Black forest Area 

Skied here twice (Jan/March) – Too warm in mid-March 

Fly to Calgary – long drive 

 

Lake Louise  -  http://www.skilouise.com/ 

Lots of great glades 

Favorite Runs – Summit Platter down through Charlies choice & glades 

Skied here many times – Part of http://www.skibig3.com/  (highly recommend)  

Fly to Calgary – Drive – Stay in Banff or Lake Louise 

 

Sunshine  Village-  http://www.sunshine-village.com/ 

Wide open bowls – You park then take a gondola into village – you can ski in Alberta and BC as straddles border 

Favorite Runs – Anything to the left of Mt Standish lift   or  Schoolmarm or  the glades behind the lodge

Because of high elevation  - you can ski here generally later in the season than anywhere else (PICTURE above is May 2017)

Skied here many times – Part of http://www.skibig3.com/  (highly recommend)  

Fly to Calgary – Drive – Stay in Banff or Lake Louise 

 

Norquay-  http://winter.banffnorquay.com/ 

Have tried a few times but poor snow or ice makes me want to drive a bit further for more consistent snow at Sunshine or Lake Louise.

Part of http://www.skibig3.com/   multi mountain pass - Great deal!

Fly to Calgary – Drive – Stay in Banff or Lake Louise 

 

Panorama-  http://www.panoramaresort.com/ 

Great terrain – Great Steeps 

Favorite Runs – Roy’s Run ,  Millennium 

Limited Village - Sleepy 

Fly to Calgary – Drive – probably would not stay– Stay in Banff or Lake Louise 

 

Kicking Horse  http://kickinghorseresort.com/winter-main/ 

Known for Powder – massive bowls 

Great terrain – Great Steeps – Advanced mountain (lower beginner’s area not good) 

Favorite Runs – Sluiceway, Sliver Lining > Cloud Nine 

Limited Village but town of Golden BC nice 

Fly to Calgary – Drive – beautiful drive through the mountains – some very nice condos at base 

 

Revelstoke    http://www.revelstokemountainresort.com/ 

I have not been – someday! 

 

Red Mountain     http://www.redresort.com/

I have not been    Next on my list

Fly to Spokane Washington – ~ 250km drive North Across Border

 

Marmot Basin    https://www.skimarmot.com/

I have not been – wish list

~400km from either Edmonton or Calgary – Jasper AB

 

Power Mountain Cat Skiing (Just South of Whistler) 

http://powdermountaincatskiing.com/ 

Great guides and feels very safe backcountry - Many short runs at high elevation 

Rent FAT powder skis min 100mm underfoot 

 

 

Have fun!!!   

Jason Morris