Winter Activities

Welcome to the Warm Side of the Rockies! Bighorn Meadows Resort offers the perfect location for your Winter Adventure. Enjoy our close proximity to ski hills, skating areas, snowmobile trails, and more. When you have finished your excursion, wind down in front of the fireplace in one of our suites and enjoy the spacious luxury of your home away from home.

Skiing & Snowboarding

The Columbia Valley offers some of the best skiing and boarding in the world and is located within a 1 hour drive of 4 popular ski resorts and a two and a half hour drive to several more.  You can literally ski a different hill every single day of your vacation, then return to Radium for an après-ski soak in the hot springs, a glass of wine and a cozy fire in your suite at Bighorn Meadows.

An incredible Rocky Mountain skiing adventure awaits at one of these ski resorts, all within one hour of Bighorn Meadows Resort


If you’re adventurous, and really want to avoid the lift lines, why not try heli-skiing or heli-boarding? The scenic helicopter ride over BC’s stunning Rocky Mountains makes it worth the trip alone. When you arrive on top of the mountain, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. Breathe in the crisp, clean air and hear your heart start to thud as you anticipate your adventure – it’s an adrenaline rush like no other.

Before your vacation, check with one of these heli-skiing operators for tours, packages, and experiences in the nearby mountain ranges:

Cross Country Skiing & Snow Shoeing

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Listen to the satisfying crunch of snow underfoot as you explore beautiful snowy forests and open valleys. Groomed trails are available at most of the nearby ski resorts, explore the many wild trails – it is the Rocky Mountains after all! If you are looking for a winter activity that is a little more low-key, cross-country skiing is abundant in the Columbia Valley.

What could be more convenient than stepping out the front door at your Bighorn unit and onto the Springs Golf Course where there’s endless fresh snow ready for you to ski! Learn about the great places to ski below:


What better way to experience some of BC’s best winter wilderness than boon-docking, carving turns, and floating through powder-filled playgrounds by staying with us!

If you’d rather skip the guided tour, there are many snowmobiling trails and routes you can explore on your own, though please take proper safety precautions. Bring your own machine or rent one from Toby Creek Adventures. Snowmobiling trails are indicated on this trail map and this interactive map from the BC Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, but to get you started, we’ve listed some of the area’s most popular trails below:


The Columbia Valley offers many rinks and skating areas and is a fun-filled activity for all ages.

The Lake Windermere Whiteway is an experience you and your family can enjoy. The cleared 30km skating path is definitely a site to see and has recently won a Guiness World Record for the longest skating path in the world!