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Canada is my favorite destination for backcountry skiing. In the world. As a pro skier, I’ve skied all over the world and nothing beats the quality of snow here, especially in BC and Alberta. It’s for this very reason that I chose to call Revelstoke “home” and why I moved here with my family 15 years ago. British Columbia is also the birthplace of pillow skiing and heli-skiing. What’s not to like? There’s tons of locations that offer challenging and technical lines and, even though I ski close to 200 days per year, there’s always tons of routes I don’t get a chance to crush! It’ll take another lifetime to ski them all.
For people who are coming to the area for a proper skiing vacation, I always recommend checking out the fantastic network of hut-based skiing opportunities if they really want to go deep into the backcountry. British Columbia offers Alaskan and Japanese quality powder, but with far easier access. The lodging options are world-class, especially in BC, so if you need a day of rest, you can have one in comfort and style.