Ski resorts near Vancouver BC

Last Updated on 7th June 2024 by Steve

There are plenty of options for ski resorts close to the city of Vancouver, the largest metropolitan area in British Columbia.

Skiing on the west coast of Canada is generally associated with the best-known winter resort of Whistler Blackcomb but, although that is a good option for skiers and snowboarders in the Vancouver area, there are three other ski resorts which are far closer to the city.

Accommodation in Vancouver

Skiers and boarders heading for the nearby ski resorts, and even those visiting Sasquatch Mountain, may prefer to stay in the Vancouver region both for the activity in the city and the choice of accommodation.

The North Vancouver region probably makes the most sense for anyone heading out to the closest ski areas.

Whistler Blackcomb, on the other hand, has a good choice of accommodation near the ski slopes and options are given later in this article.

To use the accommodation map below, enter the proposed dates of travel and then hover over the prices to see the accommodation. Click on the price to check availability. Zoom in using the ‘+’ button to see more lodging options.

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain ski area

Grouse Mountain is the closest ski resort to Vancouver. The ski resort address is actually in North Vancouver and there are regular public transit options from downtown Vancouver. The skiing is visible from the Vancouver area and there are fabulous views out over the city and water. There are 33 runs served by four chairlifts.
Distance from Vancouver: 13 miles
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Cypress Mountain Resort

Cypress Mountain ski area

Cypress Mountain is the largest of the ski areas close to Vancouver. The West Vancouver ski resort can trace its history back to the 1920s and was host to events in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. It is part of the Ikon Pass group. It has 55 trails served by six chairlifts and has the biggest vertical drop of the Vancouver ski resorts.
Distance from Vancouver: 28 miles
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Mt Seymour Ski Resort

Mount Seymour ski resort

Mount Seymour is the third of the ski resorts to the north of downtown Vancouver. It is a family-owned operation which is popular with beginners and intermediate skiers and boarders. The skiing is served by three chairlifts and two surface lifts, and also offers four terrain parks.
Distance from Vancouver: 29 miles
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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

Whistler Blackcomb ski resort

Whistler Blackcomb is acknowledged as the largest ski resort in North America. Whistler and Blackcomb mountains together host more than 200 ski trails on over 8000 acres of terrain. The ski resort hosted the alpine events for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and is now owned by Vail Resorts and part of the Epic Pass group.
Distance from Vancouver: 122 miles
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Ski Accommodation at Whistler Blackcomb Resort

Because Whistler Blackcomb is well over 100 miles north of Vancouver, it is well worth considering the accommodation available at the ski resort. There are plenty of options from luxury resort and hotel accommodation through to lodges and vacation rentals.

To use the accommodation map below, enter the proposed dates of travel and then hover over the prices to see the accommodation. Click on the price to check availability. Zoom in using the ‘+’ button to see more lodging options.

Sasquatch Mountain Resort

Sasquatch Mountain ski resort

Sasquatch Mountain Resort is a small ski resort located to the east of Vancouver in the Douglas Ranges. Previously known as Hemlock Valley Resort, the ski area has had a somewhat checkered history but is now running with three chairlifts and a magic carpet on 300 acres of terrain and 33 marked ski trails.
Distance from Vancouver: 123 miles
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Other ski options near Vancouver

Those who don’t mind heading over the southern border into Washington state will find that the skiing at Mt Baker is closer to Vancouver than both Whistler Blackcomb ski area. and Sasquatch Mountain Resort. More information can be found on our page detailing the ski areas in Washington state.

There are also two prospective major ski developments winding their way through the regulatory approval system. The possible Bridal Veil Mountain Resort development is located near the town of Chilliwack in the Fraser Valley, while the proposed Garibaldi at Squamish is on the way north between Vancouver and Whistler.

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