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Canadian Rockies Ski Towns

Ski towns such as Revelstoke, Golden, Fernie and many more have an excellent winter atmosphere and are perfect destinations in the Canadian Mountains for great winter adventures.

Find out more about exciting Canadian Ski Towns, their history, winter-events and outdoor adventures, in these folders:

Revelstoke Golden Fernie Nelson Rossland

REVELSTOKE: The Ski town Revelstoke, located between the Monashees and Selkirk Mountain range, is receiving massive amount of powder snow every winter. When the Snow starts falling, it seems it is never ending and it immediately transforms Revelstoke into a real Canadian ski town. Local people in Revelstoke live here for the amazing winter seasons and all together they create an unforgettable ski town atmosphere.

Snow Adventures: Once winter starts in Revelstoke, locals and visitors are following up with outdoor activities such as amazing ski-touring on the incredible terrain available. If you don't feel to hike up, take a ride with a helicopter or a snow cat to take you to a terrain of finest powder snow and lots of it. Cat skiing and Heli skiing are home to Revelstoke and its Backcountry terrain. Alpine Skiing at Revelstoke Mountain and Cross Country trails featuring amazing nature scenes, are part of the snow adventure.

History: Ski jumping used to be a big role for developing Revelstoke into the Ski town as it is today. Norwegian Immigrants brought this snow sport closer to the people in Revelstoke in the early 1900's and soon people caught on to ski touring and powder skiing.

Enjoy: Now you can experience this real Canadian ski town with fun winter celebrations and Après-ski events in the town, all winter outdoor adventures in its backcountry, accommodations and great cuisine offered at the many different restaurants in Revelstoke.

FERNIE: The Ski town Fernie is located between the Fernie Mountain Ridge and Lizard Mountain Range in the Canadian Rockies. Perfectly situated to generate finest champagne powder snow, this town gets heavy snowfalls and gets transformed into a winter wonderland every winter season.

Snow Adventures: During your winter holiday in Fernie, you can follow up with outdoor activities such as amazing ski-touring on the incredible terrain available. If you don't feel to hike up, take a ride with a helicopter or a snow cat, to take you to a terrain of finest powder snow and lots of it. Cat skiing and Heli skiing are home to Fernie and its Backcountry terrain. Alpine Skiing at Fernie Alpine Mountain and Cross Country trails are available.

History: The town of Fernie was created by coal mining activities in the area. It didn't take long until perfect skiing possibilities were developed to attract visitors to the area. Now, every winter season, locals and visitors in Fernie celebrate Fernie's mascot - Grizz, who seems to be responsible for the high amounts of powder snow.

Enjoy: Experience Fernie, a real Canadian-Rockies ski town with fun winter celebrations and Après-ski events in the town, all winter outdoor adventures in its backcountry, accommodations and great cuisine offered at the many different restaurants and fun night life in the many different pubs.

NELSON: The Ski town Nelson is located in the Selkirk and Valhalla Mountain Range. The Selkirk Mountain range is perfect for heavy snowfalls. Nelson, situated on beautiful Kootenay Lake, is a winter destination with breathtaking winter sceneries. With large amounts of snowfall, this town transforms into a real Canadian winter wonderland, every winter.

Snow Adventures: The Ski town Nelson offers winter outdoors activities such as amazing ski-touring on the incredible terrain available. If you don't feel to hike up, take a ride with a helicopter or a snow cat, to take you to a terrain of finest powder snow and lots of it. Cat skiing and Heli skiing are home to Nelson and its Backcountry terrain. Alpine Skiing at Whitewater Mountain and Cross Country trails are part of the snow adventures.

History: The town of Nelson was created by mining and logging and has quickly transformed into a winter activities destination. Now, locals and visitors take advantage of the many snow adventures offered.

Enjoy: Next to the exciting outdoor activities enjoy Nelson's historic down town. You can experience this real Canadian ski town with fun winter celebrations and Après-ski events in the town, all winter outdoor adventures in its backcountry, accommodations and great cuisine offered at the many different restaurants in Nelson.

GOLDEN: The Ski town Golden is located between the Purcell, Selkirk and Monashee Mountain Range. Perfect situated for heavy snowfalls make Golden to a real Canadian ski town. Beautiful mountain and water winter sceneries with the Columbia River flowing through transform this town into a winter wonderland destination.

Snow Adventures: The Ski town Golden is a winter adventure town with outdoors activities such as amazing ski-touring on the incredible terrain available. If you don't feel to hike up, take a ride with a helicopter or a snow cat, to take you to a terrain of finest powder snow and lots of it. Cat skiing and Heli skiing are home to Golden and its Backcountry terrain. Alpine Skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain and Cross Country trails are part of the snow adventures.

History: In the past Golden once was influenced by logging, it has established itself through out the years to become a perfect winter destination. Now, locals and visitors take advantage of the many snow adventures offered.

Enjoy: You can experience this real Canadian ski town with fun winter celebrations and Après-ski events in the town, all winter outdoor adventures in its backcountry, accommodations and great cuisine offered at the many different restaurants in Golden

ROSSLAND: The Ski town Rossland is located in the Valhalla and Selkirk Mountain Range. The Selkirk and Valhalla Mountain's are perfect for heavy snowfalls. Rossland is a winter destination with breathtaking winter sceneries. With large amounts of snowfall, this town transforms into a real Canadian winter wonderland, every winter.

Snow Adventures: Rossland, a winter adventure town offers outdoors activities such as amazing ski-touring on the incredible terrain available. If you don't feel to hike up, take a ride with a helicopter or a snow cat, to take you to a terrain of finest powder snow and lots of it. Cat skiing and Heli skiing are home to Rossland and its Backcountry terrain. Alpine Skiing at Red Mountain and Cross Country trails are part of the snow adventures.

History: The town of Rossland once was influenced by gold mining; it has established itself through out the years to become a perfect winter destination. Now, locals and visitors take advantage of the many snow adventures offered.

Enjoy: You can experience this real Canadian ski town with fun winter celebrations and Après-ski events in the town, all winter outdoor adventures in its backcountry, accommodations and great cuisine offered at the many different restaurants in Rossland.

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Sport Destinations

Many small and larger towns in the Kootenays offer recreation, activities, hospitality comfort and impressive nature scenes that you will not forget. Read more about these fascinating places in the Canada sports region: