Winter Vacation Ideas
Okanagan British Columbia Vacation
Looking for winter vacation ideas? Did you know the Okanagan Valley offers some of the best ski areas in Canada?
It's true the Okanagan is the place to be in the summer, but if you've never been here in the winter, you can enjoy some beautiful weather and winter recreation opportunities too, including a number of interior British Columbia ski resorts; destinations that make for great family winter vacations. Ski, snowshoe, cross country, snowmobile!
Okanagan Canada Ski Vacations
Canada ski vacations are simply unsurpassed!
Here in the Okanagan you'll find five beautiful resorts for skiing and snowboarding, and all are within a short drive of each other.
Ski Big White on Monday, Apex on Tuesday, and Silver Star on Thursday... It doesn't get any better than that!
Great verticals! Superb Okanagan powder! (It's what we're known for!) Not to mention the mild winter weather all make for excellent winter activities in our beautiful alpines!
Family snow ski vacations, a Christmas ski vacation, whatever your winter vacation ideas are, you'll find an Okanagan British Columbia ski resorts perfect for you vacation plans!
Wherever you find an Okanagan British Columbia ski resort, you will also find great places to snowshoe, and an opportunity to ski or snowshoe!
If you've never tried snow shoeing before, you'll be able to find a snow shoe rental for a reasonable cost. It's a great winter activity for kids.
There's tons of soft sparkling snow to float through in a day of snowshoeing. And the pristine white snow covering the trees in along the trails is like a winter wonderland!
Pack a backpack lunch and be prepared for a great workout on the snow shoe trails.
Snowshoeing and solitude go hand in hand, so you can also enjoy all the wonderful sounds of nature along wilderness snowshoe trails.
Cross Country Skiing
The Okanagan has numerous Nordic centers for cross country skiing beginners to expert cross country and skate skiers. Many cross country ski areas are in or near the ski and snowboarding mountains. So if you're on a downhill ski vacation why not take a break from the slopes to enjoy the cross country ski areas, you'll enjoy a quiet treat in the wilderness!
The North Okanagan and Shuswap, in particular, have some of the best snowmobile areas around. In fact, there are seven excellent sledding areas, hundred of kilometres of groomed and ungroomed trails, with snowmobile tour companies in many communities who know the backcountry well.
These companies generally include lessons, the snowmobile and a tour guide. Some multi day tours include the accommodations and meals. Sledding hills are great for new sledders, fun riders, touring families and groups, and, of course, those thrill seekers. Many of the mountains here are groomed to offer smooth riding in the alpines.
There are awesome snowmobile trails of pure white powder, the most challenging and fun climbs, and exciting bowls in which to enjoy the thrill of sledding all day long! If you are in the process of planning your next sledding destination, why not include snowmobiling in the Shuswap in your list of winter vacation ideas?
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