Escape to Kootenay ski country luxury.
- Known for dry, powdery snow, the Kootenay Rockies region is home to more than half of BC’s major ski resorts.
Situated in the heart of the Columbia Valley and along BC’s Powder Hiway, Copper Point Resort less than a 20-minute drive from both Panorama Mountain Village and Fairmont Hot Springs ski hills and, only 1 hour and 30 minutes to Kimberley Alpine Resort. Wake up in a sleek new Copper Point suite and be on the slopes in no time. When the lifts close, the resort’s cozy in-suite fireplaces, indoor pool and steamy outdoor hot tubs are the perfect way to end the day.
Skiing here is powdery heaven. Nearby ski areas get as much as 479cm/188in of snow each year. The slopes at Panorama Mountain Village include 120 trails and bowls plus two terrain parks. Fairmont Hot Springs has 14 runs accessed by a chair lift and platter lift.
Kicking Horse, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort and other ski areas along the Kootenay Rockies “Powder Highway” are also within day-trip distance.
Kimberley Alpine Resort resort proudly boasts the best combination of sun and light Purcell powder of any other resort in Canada! With over 1,800 acres of terrain, 80 named runs and glades, there’s plenty to discover at Kimberley Alpine Resort.
Photo credit: Mark Eleven Photography – Kimberley Alpine Resort
Forbes Magazine describes BC’s famed Powder Highway as “The Road to Awesome”! Combing the highest concentration of alpine resort, backcountry, cat, heli and nordic skiing/riding in the WORLD, BC’s Powder Highway, located in the heart of the Kootenay’s, spans over 3 million acres and is the ski/snowboard mecca southwest of the Alberta Rockies.
Photo credit: Doug LePage – Whitewater Ski Resort, Nelson BC
Go off-grid for steep powder with local heli-skiing/boarding operators. In season, RK Heliski runs daily group and private adventures. Packages include multiple runs, gear rental, breakfast and a packed lunch.