No not Before Christ; British Columbia – my ace in the hole when things get really dry in Colorado – here are some of my personal favorites

Heli Skiing Operations

  • Great Canadian Heliskiing – one of the first boutique operations – small lodge, small helicopters, unlimited vertical

  • Selkirk Tangiers – now part of Revelstoke Mountain Resort – originally one of the most affordable and flexible heli ops

  • Snowwater – owned by the folks who run Valhalla Powdercat operation – it offers cat service on non-fly days – great terrain and party atmosphere

  • Eagle Pass Heliskiing – based out of Revelstoke – another classic tenure with fun guides to show you around
  • CMH K2 Rotor Lodge – one of the lesser known CMH operations located in Nakusp, BC – based out of a hotel in town – top notch all around with great terrain and hot springs after skiing

Cat Skiing Operations

  • Baldface – all around great cat operation run by really fun folks outside of Nelson, B.C.

  • Retallack – Some very serious terrain and long runs particularly for a cat op – highly recommend

  • White Grizzly – never been there but hear good things – give me a report if you go

  • Valhalla Powdercats – sister to Snowwater heli – great terrain and fun guides

Ski Resorts

  • Whitewater – Classic small powder mountain with great sidecountry terrain

  • Red Mountain – well worth a stop if you’re driving up from Spokane

  • Revelstoke – the biggest vertical in North America with terrain to match – well worth visiting

  • Kicking Horse – big fun in Golden, BC

Other links

  • Weather – a site to help you answer that most vexing of BC questions – rain or snow?

  • Road Cams – is it snowing where I’m going?

And by the way, you’re American dollar sometimes goes a lot further in Canada – to see how much further check out this currency exchange tool.