Come ski and experience true beauty and paradise in the Kootenay region of British Columbia where the 2 dominant attractions are the majestic mountains and picturesque lakes. The Kootenay region is made up of 4 parallel mountain ranges which cross the southeastern part of B.C. It is bordered on the west by the Monashees and Selkirk Mountains (including the Arrow reservoir, Slocan Lake and Kootenay Lake). The eastern borders of this region are the Purcells and Rocky Mountain ranges. It borders the US to the south and Haber Park near Kinbasket Lake in the north. A trip to the Kootenays is like food for your soul as you enjoy the silence and natural beauty of the seemingly endless mountain range offset by the bright blue skies and blinding white snow. You will be sure to enjoy the friendly small town hospitality and country cuisine. This region is not only rich in natural beauty (which has attracted many artists to the area ) but also in Native American culture. When planning your Kootenay ski trip, choose between staying at the ski resort or closer to town in your own vacation rental accommodation. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals has hundreds of vacation rental accommodations for you to select from in order to make your holiday pleasant and memorable. Options include cozy cottages and cabins, full-service apartment and condo rentals to family-sized chalet and winter homes.
With so many mountains in this area, it's no wonder it's home to some amazing ski and snowboarding opportunities. Located in Rossland is Red Mountain Resort, a locals favorite due to the large number of runs and short lift lines. Ski Canada has awarded Red Mountain with the Best Powder, Best Steeps and Best Tree Skiing over the years. Further northeast, nestled away near Nelson, B.C. is Whitewater Ski Resort which receives over 40 ft of snow on average and has lots of challenging runs. Further east towards the Rockies in Fernie is Fernie Alpine Resort which boasts an amazing vertical at 857m and some of the best terrain around with plenty of glades, chutes and cliffs. Kimberley Alpine Resort is blessed with plenty of consistent annual powder, a friendly family type of environment and minutes from the Canadian Rockies Intl. Airport. Near Invermere is Panorama which certainly lives up to its name by offering some of the most scenic views and biggest terrain parks in the Canadian Rockies. Not to be forgotten is Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden also known as the "champagne capital of Canada" given the amount of fresh dry powder they receive on an annual basis. BC's newest mountain, Revelstoke will be certain to put a smile on your face with the longest vertical lift service in North America at 1,713m. Skiers and snowboarders also have the option of cat-skiing or heli-skiing from this base. To the north in Smithers, BC is Hudson Bay Mountain Resort. While a bit out of the way you won't be disappointed. There is plenty of powder, blue skies and challenge for all members of the family at this Northern BC ski resort. Owner Direct offers plenty of variety of vacation rental accommodations to suit all budgets and tastes. Start planning your next ski holiday in the Kootenays with Owner Direct.