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Hit the Slopes This Winter in B.C., Alberta, and Yukon

Hit the Slopes This Winter in B.C., Alberta, and Yukon

While many prefer to hibernate from its frigid temperatures, winter is the perfect time to get the skis out and confront the elements head on! Canada is blessed with some of the best skiing in the world, and whether it’s cross-country, alpine or heli-skiing, there’s something for everyone. On a budget? Plan for your snow vacation early and take advantage of early bird savings before ski season is in full swing. We’ve put together a list of winter packages of our favourite destinations from well-known spots to hidden gems that deserve a bit more attention. Read on to see how you can create a memorable winter and still give your pocket book a rest!

family of skiers posing in front of mountain

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Sun Peaks, BC

At Sun Peaks Resort, you can ski, go dog sledding, tubing, ice fishing or ride fat bikes across designated trails. As the second largest ski area in Canada, it has ski runs spread across three mountains. Home to some of the finest powder skiing in the country, the resort is also known for its family-friendly atmosphere.

Sun Peaks Ski Resort at sunrise

Place to stay:

While you’re perking up outside, enjoy the perks of Coast Sundance Lodge. It offers one of the best ski-in and ski-out experience in all of Sun Peaks hotels with two main ski lifts right outside the hotel. The lodge also features spacious suites/lofts, ski storage, kitchens and kitchenettes.

Coast Sundance Lodge at Sun Peaks

Cool deal:

You can save 30% off for your early season stays between November 16 – December 20, 2018 at Coast Sundance Lodge. Sun Peaks Resort lifts and trails are scheduled to open on November 17, 2018. Learn more →

Kamloops, BC

In Kamloops, you can either check out Sun Peaks (only a 45 minute drive from Kamloops) or Harper Mountain (local resort). For experienced skiers, head out to Harper Mountain on the weekends for night skiing and then cozy up with some Hot Mulled Wine by the lodge’s fireplace. If you’ve got the whole family, try tubing—it’s sure to be the most fun you have all day.

girl in car on snowy day

Place to stay:

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre is ideally situated for your adventures. The hotel has modern and spacious rooms as well as an indoor pool, children’s wading pool, sauna, hot tub, and fitness facility.

interior bedroom at Coast Kamloops Hotel

Cool deal:

Right now, the hotel is offering a $50 gas gift card when you book your stay at their Best Available Rate. Perfect for getting you to either Sun Peaks Resort or Harper Mountain. Learn more →

Revelstoke, BC

There’s more fun to be had in Revelstoke, especially for advanced skiers. Located in the northeast corner of the Powder Highway, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 metres offering lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing. With over 50 feet of annual snowfall, ski enthusiasts – particularly cat-skiers and heli-skiers–flock to Revelstoke every year for its perfect powder and terrain. The snowmobiling scene is also growing in popularity here, and if you’re looking to experience the thrill of riding through the pristine backcountry, there’s no better place than Revelstoke.

mountain view at Revelstoke

Photo: Len

Place to stay:

Coast Hillcrest Hotel is your perfect heli-skiing jumping point. Heli-ski operator, Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing is located at hotel and there are helicopters departing from the hotel daily. You are only a few minutes’ drive from Revelstoke city centre but you’ll feel away from it all, nestled at the base of the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains. There are large, well-appointed guest rooms, outdoor jacuzzi hot tubs, sauna, steam room, and fitness centre whenever you need thawing too.

exterior of Coast Hillcrest Hotel with snow

Cool deal:

You can save up to 20% off your stay at Coast Hillcrest Hotel this winter. Deal is valid for stays from October 20 – April 15, 2019. Learn more →

Osoyoos & Oliver, BC

The Okanagan area may be a wine destination, but it’s also a great place for a fun ski vacation. For those visiting the Osoyoos-Oliver region in wintertime, you can hit the slopes at Baldy Mountain Resort. It’s one of the best mountains for family-friendly skiing and snowboarding!

Place to stay:

Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel and Coast Oliver Hotel are both a short drive away from the ski resort. At Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast, and indoor pool with a waterslide. Coast Oliver Hotel also offers free Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet, parking, indoor pool, and hot tub.

interior room at Coast Oliver

Cool deal:

Book now and receive a low flat rate for single or double occupancy plus lift tickets to the beautiful Mt. Baldy Ski Resort! This promotion is available for stays at either Coast Osoyoos Beach Hotel or Coast Oliver Hotel from December 7 – March 31, 2019. Learn more →

ALBERTA

Canmore, AB

Alberta has its fair share of snow and iconic ski resorts, but if you’re looking to get away from swarms of tourists, you have to check out the charming town of Canmore. Canmore is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and has a vibrant mountain community.

Cross-country skiing

At Canmore Nordic Centre, you get a world-class cross-country skiing facility that hosted the 1988 Olympic Winter Games Nordic events. You can do cross-country skiing, fat biking or biathlon there. Plus, there are many gorgeous, picturesque trails ideal for snowshoeing in the Kananaskis park system.

Place to stay:

The Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre is just five minutes away from downtown Canmore and a 25-minute trip to Banff. You’ll get access to all the great amenities and features, including modern guest rooms, indoor pool and hot tub, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary parking.

Coast Canmore Hotel Exterior SnowCool deal:

With ski season just around the corner, book your winter vacation in Canmore early to avoid disappointment. Your accommodation includes a welcome gift upon arrival! Learn more →

YUKON

Whitehorse, YT

Explore the vast wilderness of Whitehorse on skis through the boreal forest. The city is home to some of the most spectacular scenery – just don’t forget to take a moment and snap a photo!

Friends skiing snowboarding

In Whitehorse, Mount Sima is a great spot to test your speed and elevation limits and it’s a short drive from downtown Whitehorse. You can also engage in other great activities such as ice walking or climbing and paragliding during ski season.

Place to stay:

Coast High Country Inn is in downtown Whitehorse and a short walk from where all the action is on Main Street. Along with free Wi-Fi and parking, the hotel also offers complimentary airport shuttle pick-up and drop-off.

exterior of coast high country inn

Cool deal:

Enjoy a ski weekend in Whitehorse with their Stay and Ski package starting at $149 per night. Your package rate includes ski tickets for two adults and it’s valid for stays between December 1 – April 14, 2019. Learn more →

Why Stay with Coast Hotels?

Ski and snowboard holidays can quickly add up between gas, lift tickets and equipment rentals. Book your snowy getaway early and make your stay even better with these amazing hotel packages offered at participating Coast Hotels properties. Enjoy winter to the fullest and get comfy with great amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and warm hospitality during these colder months!