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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

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, 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 develop skills quickly to enhance their skiing and riding proficiency.

Telus Winter Sports School teaches ages 3–5 with a ratio of one instructor to three children. Older kiddos, ages 6–12 can opt for group or private lessons to improve their skiing or riding.

Inside Cornerstone Lodge, find child care for non-skiing kids ages 18 months–5 years; available for either a half or full day.

Driving time and distance from Seattle: 8.75 hours, 522 miles

Nearest airport: Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, B.C., (1-hour drive). The nearest large city is Calgary, Alberta (3-hour drive)

Editor’s note: This article was first published in 2019 and updated for 2021, now that we can travel again!

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