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British Columbia Ski Resorts Worth the Trip for Families

Epic adventures await at these winter wonderlands across the border

Writer Heather Larson

Published on: November 06, 2023

British Columbia Ski Resorts Worth the Trip for Families

Child and parent skiing at SilverStar Mountain Resort, B.C., Canada
Skiing at SilverStar Mountain Resort. Credit: Rob Thompson

Plan the ultimate B.C. ski vacation with kids

With winter on the horizon, many Pacific Northwest families are itching to stretch their ski legs, and while local ski destinations like The Summit at Snoqualmie and Crystal Mountain can easily scratch that itch, sometimes a change of scenery is what a family ski trip is all about. Our neighbor to the north, British Columbia, is home to many fantastic world-class ski resorts that cater to families.

Whistler is one of the most popular B.C. destinations for a reason. But there are other equally enticing resorts to consider, too. All offer skiing and snowboarding lessons for the young ones, and most have daycare for babies and toddlers. These features, together with their friendly, caring staffs and a variety of après options, make them ideal adventure destinations for Puget Sound–area families.

Travel tip: Double-check travel and border-crossing requirements when considering a jaunt to B.C., whether you plan ground or air travel. Approximate drive times from Seattle and nearest airports are included for each resort below.

First stop: Whistler Blackcomb

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