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Best British Columbia Ski Resorts for Seattle-Area Families

Epic family adventures await at 7 winter wonderlands across the border

Writer Heather Larson

Published on: November 16, 2021

Best British Columbia Ski Resorts for Seattle-Area Families

kids throwing snow in the air
Whistler Blackcomb, Credit: Vince Emond

Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler, B.C.

Situated in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb opens for skiing and boarding almost six months of the year. Children will beg to explore the whimsical enchantment of the Magic Castle, Tree Fort and other Family Certified Zones.

Group ski lessons begin at 3 years of age and snowboarding instruction starts at 4 years of age. Private lessons for both sports are available to those with medium or advanced skills.

Whistler Kids Childcare provides daycare for tots ages 1.5–4.

Driving time and distance from Seattle: 4.25 hours, 217 miles

Nearest airport: Vancouver, B.C.

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