As a ski destination, British Columbia is just as famous for being family-friendly as it is for its epic verticals and powder-filled glades. From bunny slopes for tots to terrain parks for teens, resorts here have an amazing mix of terrain. You’ll also find the longest network of Magic Carpets on the continent, plus some of the most extensive ski schools and beginners’ areas found anywhere. 

And if your après tastes include marshmallow roasts and movie nights, we’ve got that too. Add world-class nannies, affordable slope-side condos and fun touches like mountain playgrounds, and you’ve got the perfect family ski trip.

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The little ones are ready for the bunny slope, you want serious vertical and the teens are itching for the half-pipe. No problem. Terrain in BC runs green to double black diamond with everything in between – sometimes from the same chairlift.

Bunny slopes and beginners’ terrain parks along with Magic Carpets and top notch instructors will have your little snowplowers happily carving turns in no time.  And if your teens want to do their own thing, there’s lots of stuff to keep them entertained.

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Kids like après too so BC’s ski resorts keep the fun going for everyone until bedtime. Everything from indoor rock climbing, movie nights and marshmallow roasts, to ice skating, playgrounds, tube parks and horse-drawn sleigh rides. And it doesn’t really matter when your school holidays fall because resorts here have family-friendly events, childcare and kids’ ski classes running from first snowfall to after spring break.

But we haven’t forgotten about mom and dad. Top-notch nannies and babysitting services mean that date nights are very possible. Fine dining, a cozy pub, or a romantic sleigh ride are just a few of the grown-up options.

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Slope-side ski-in ski-out accommodation? Condos with kitchens? Restaurants that deliver? Check, check and check. BC’s ski resorts make it easy to bring the family, with affordable slope-side accommodation and a great choice of condos and chalets. It’s easy to find digs that come complete with family-friendly features like multiple bedrooms, in-suite laundry and even hot tubs. Most won’t charge extra for kids and some even let you bring the family dog.  
Of course, just because you have a kitchen doesn’t mean you have to use it. Pizza, burgers and sushi are usually just a step, or a phone call, away.