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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

Fernie Alpine Resort kids on mountain in the snow
Fernie Alpine Resort, Credit: Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie, B.C.

Create your own legendary story at Fernie Alpine Resort, which features the largest skiable terrain in the Canadian Rockies with its 2,500-acre playground of snow. At this resort’s large dedicated learning area, kids and families can improve their skills quickly to enhance their skiing and riding proficiency.

Telus Winter Sports School teaches ages 4–5 with a ratio of 1 instructor to 4 children. Kids ages 6–12 can opt for group or private lessons to improve their skiing or riding. Inside Cornerstone Lodge, find child care for kids who aren’t hitting the slopes; half-day or full-day care is available.

Driving time and distance from Seattle: 8.75 hours, 522 miles
Nearest airport: Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, B.C.; plus a 1-hour drive to the resort. The nearest large city is Calgary, Alberta, which is a 3-hour drive from the resort.

Editor’s note: This article was first published in 2019 and updated most recently for 2023.

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