|Travel Guide to the Okanagan Valley, Canada||
If there was any question before that the Okanagan Valley is one of the most places it was confirmed on November 2, 2014. As can be seen below, what could have been a cold and wet November day, was instead another day in paradise!
If you are looking for a vacation filled with skiing in the best snow at one of the most fun filled places in the world, then Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada is going be your vacation spot this year. There is no better place in the world to go skiing. Because of the coastal British Columbia mountains, Okanagan Valley is protected against the chilling cold winds of the Artic and hence make the winter there quite enjoyable. The climate is suitable for outdoor activities in the winters and is therefore considered to be one of the best skiing spots in the world. The snow that you will find in Okanagan Valley is better known as “Champagne Powder”. This unique type of snow is so fluffy and sparkly that it somewhat resembles an effervescent bottle of champagne. Due to the snow’s low density, it is considered to be the best snow for skiing purposes.
Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton are three cities located very close to each other in the Okanagan Valley region and there are a lot of ski areas around. So accommodation is hardly going to be a problem for those who decide to go to this wonderful location and indulge in the skiing delights of the place. There are a lot of resorts around the place but the best of them are the following three – Big White Resort, Silver Star Resort and Apex Resort. Each of these are ideal locations for skiing.
The Big White Resort has around 118 ski trails and is located within an hour from Kelowna. You will find a lot of decent hotels in Kelowna and therefore you can thoroughly enjoy this place without worrying about your accommodation. The place receives an average of 24.5 ft. of snowfall each year and hence is dependable for a fantastic skiing experience. You will also find other activities like ice skating and tubing over here which are adventures you must not miss. All in all, this resort is one of the best for a family vacation.
Silver Star Resort is a huge resort with a mountain village theme. If you are looking for a place with a vast array of accommodation nearby and filled with a whopping 115 amazing ski trails, this might be the perfect place for you. Come to this location with your family and spend some great time with them as you indulge in the best skiing you ever did. With an annual snowfall of about 23 ft. you will find top quality skiing and snowboarding at this location. A week at this location will be a memory you will never forget.
The Apex Resort in Penticton might not be as large as the other two but it is definitely an equally wonderful spot for your skiing vacation. Filled with a wide variety of ski trails, for the beginners and for the more adventurous, this is a resort that is comfortable and cozy but at the same time quite affordable.
Think no more and start planning your trip to Okanagan Valley as soon you can.