The Canadian Ski Council is excited to partner with SnowSeekers to bring you stories and inspiration about booking a snow-filled adventure you won’t soon forget. In previous instalments, we wrote about the science of snowcasting and why this is the year to ski BC’s coast. In this column, we reveal some of the best groomed green and blue runs at ski resorts on BC’s coast.
Although Canada’s coastal ski areas have a reputation for technically challenging terrain, it’s not all steep and deep out here. If you’re more accustomed to blue and green cruisers, fear not because our coastal resorts offer some of the smoothest blue and green run groomers found anywhere.
At Whistler Blackcomb, you’re spoiled for choice with runs like Zig Zag, weaving its way down Blackcomb like a gentle but fun roller coaster. Then there’s Burnt Stew Trail, an eight-mile-long mountainside meander with breathtaking views of nearby Garibaldi Provincial Park and its signature peak, Black Tusk.
Other WB faves include high alpine cruising at its absolute finest on the Saddle, and Peak to Creek, possibly the longest continuous blue run in North America. This legendary run boasts panoramic, 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers from its start atop Whistler Mountain.
Cypress by Jessica Payne
Closer to Vancouver, Cypress Mountain offers the most terrain found in the North Shore Mountains. And has plenty of blue and green runs, including Panorama Trail, featuring incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver city lights, and beautiful coastal mountains. Also check out Mount Washington on Vancouver Island, with its incredible 11.5 metres of average annual snowfall. Its signature cruiser, The Coaster, offers impressive vistas across the Strait of Georgia all the way to the Sunshine Coast.
Learn about 12 of BC’s top groomer runs in this SnowSeekers’ story: http://www.snowseekers.ca/story/cruise-dont-bruise-bcs-best-coastal-groomers