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Skiing & Snowboarding

For a change of pace, add snow.

Why just hike and bike through the mountains when you can ski, board and feel absolutely exhilarated.

The nearby Monashee Mountains boast consistent amounts of light, dry powder snow that challenges every level of downhill enthusiast. Three ski resorts within a short drive from the City (Big White, Silver Star, and Apex) offer a wide selection of amenities beyond the major attractions of skiing or snowboarding. Big White is the closest to Kelowna and is considered by residents to be the local mountain.

Winter is a great season in the Okanagan and cross-country skiing enthusiasts will enjoy the serenity of our wilderness. In addition to the trails available at the major ski resorts, Kelowna has several active cross-country ski clubs that maintain upwards of 100 kms of groomed trails, that are easily accessible.

  • Big White Ski Resort
    Features: Chair Lifts Food & Beverage Services Skating Snow Shoeing
    Canada's largest totally ski-in/ski-out resort village, located one hour from the Kelowna International Airport, has…
  • SilverStar Mountain Resort
    Features: Bus Parking Television Central Bathrooms and Showers Children Welcome Electrical hookup
    Champagne powder and varied terrain attract every level of skier to B.C.’s third largest ski area. SilverStar’s…

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