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The BC Interior ski resorts include Big White, SilverStar, and Sun Peaks. Each of these mountain resorts are unique in their own right, however all share the same great lightweight floaty powder and family friendly features in resort.
Our team of Ski Specialists have tried and tested all of these resorts, and together we’ve created a shortlist of a few of our favourite features.
It can often be a habit for us winter sports fanatics to veer towards going on holiday to a well known and well advertised resort.
These big resorts, with the examples of Val d’Isère, Courchevel, St.Anton, Zermatt and Vail, are top places with excellent ski areas but some of their smaller neighboring resorts can also reveal very much hidden gems in both terrain and atmosphere. Small resorts doesn’t necessarily mean small ski area; take Les Coches or Peisey Vallandry in the Paradiski area, or St Martin de Belleville within Les 3 Vallées. Smaller resorts which do have a smaller ski area, such as Les Saisies or Chinaillon, tend to be less busy over peak times, which means less time in queues, more time on the slopes! It is also worth saying these lesser known destinations can be much friendlier on your wallet in terms of buying an après ski drink or going out for a meal and if it is quieter slopes during the peak periods you want, these may fit the bill.
Here’re a few examples of this type of resort and their main benefits along with some ideas for accommodation:
On Friday afternoon, Colin Brost of Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia took some time out of the office to check out one of the Sun Guide tours.
I was lucky enough to join a complimentary Sun Guide tour with one of the best guides on the mountain, Thor who has been a Sun Guide for over 9 years at Sun Peaks Resort. He volunteers to take guests to his favorite little spots and give them an understanding of the three mountains as well as a bit of history and some funny stories about the place. I know the mountain pretty well but after following Thor around I got a new perspective and some choice new lines to ski! We couldn’t have asked for a better day. It was about -6 centigrade and not a cloud in the sky.